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Please note: Participants need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.
We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.

Tues Nov 20Trail work day Location TBA. Will confirm location Day before.
Bring the usual tools, loppers, hoe's, Rake etc.....
Otherwise Meet 9:45 Artspring
The Walkers will join the Hikers in the trail work day. Bring the usual tools, loppers, hoes & rakes, and meet at Artspring at 9:45Trip to Goldstream Park to see the Salmon Run. Meet at 8/30 at Portluck Park for carpooling .Lunch at the Malahat Chalet. Frauke will lead.
Tues Nov 27Charles Kahn will lead a hike along some of the new trails in Burgoyne Bay. Meet at the Artspring at 9:45 to car pool or at 10:00 at the barns at Burgoyne Bay.'Kees Visser will lead a walk in Ruckle Park. Carpool from ArtSpring at 10 a.m. or meet at the second parking lot just past the barn on the south side of the road at 10:20. It is an easy walk going up the trail west of the farm to Merganser Pond and then crossing over to the ocean side trail to Bear Point and then south towards Beaver Point, and then back to the parking lot. There are a few rocky sections.Ann will lead us to Osborne Bay regional park in Crofton. meet at Portlock at 8.30 am to carpool, and catch the 9.20 ferry from Vesuvius. Lunch in Crofton.
Tues Dec 4Tudor will lead this hike in Ruckle Park. Meet at Artspring 9.45 am (Southenders meet at Heritage parking lot 1000, the lot near the barns.) This will not be a strenuous hike. Leave Heritage parking lot for Grandma's Beach and follow trail along the ocean to Kings' Cove then inland and back to the road near start.
Bring binoculars; widgeon and harlequin ducks already in plus usual sea mammals.
Parts of the hike may well be slippery so be prepared.
The walkers hope for no snow or rain as they follow Andrea up and over Mt. Bruce with its communication towers and hang gliding platform. This is not a long or strenuous hike, although we definitely do move gently up, through pretty woods. We begin at the East Block of Mill Farm Regional Park (see map Salt Spring Island On Foot) and will come back down via Mt. Bruce Road. Meet at Artspring at 10 a.m. to carpool and at Drummond Park at 10:20 for the south enders. Heavier cars might be better for Musgrave Road.Ramble on Epron and Byron Rd. Meet at 10 am at Centennial Park for carpooling. Potluck Lunch will be at 221 Byron Rd. Bring some Food for you and a friend.
Tues Dec 11Christmas Lunch at All Saints Church at 12 noon. Catered by El Loco Taco. Tickets at Soapworks, $20. Cash Bar.
Tues Jan 8We'll meet as usual at 10:00 am at Centennial Park to carpool to Portlock Park, where Jill Willmott will join us and lead one or maybe two short half-hour walks through the woods at the top of Trincomali heights. Although the ground is not hilly it is uneven, and so walking sticks are recommended. Lunch will either be at the Fernwood Cafe or the Seaside Restaurant--whichever gets the majority vote!
Tues Jan 15Meet at Centennial park to carpool to Drummond Park. Donna and Paul will take us on a ramble, finishing at Rock Salt for lunch.
Tues Jan 22Bryan Adderley will lead a ramble in the valley between Mt Belcher and Mt Erskine, lunch at Penny's on the Green. Meet at Centennial Park at 10am.
Tues Jan 29Meet at Centennial park at 10 am. Kathy Darling will lead the ramble in the Ganges area, then local lunch.
Thurs Jan 31Annual General Meeting
AGM is set for 11:30 in the Lions Hall. Lunch will be provided at noon, with the AGM itself at 12:30 and Linda Gilkinson will make a presentation at 1:30.
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