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SEPT. 1, 2021 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 it is strongly recommended for all activities (and car pooling) that members are double vaccinated. If car pooling, wearing masks is at the discretion of the driver.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing. Participants should also carry a card in their backpack with pertinent medical information, and an Emergency Contact named with contact details.
We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.
|Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021||The 2021-2022 season will begin with the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club Reunion at Ruckle Park, Group Camping Site #2. Ice Cream and Blueberries provided!
Club members will meet at 10:00 am and hike, walk or ramble to whet your appetite. PLEASE NOTE: RAMBLERS: meet at 10:30 am at the Group Site #2 Parking Lot. WALKERS: Andrea will drive by ArtSpring at 10:00 am to see if there are any masked walkers who wish to carpool; then proceed to the upper (first) Ruckle Park carpark, nearest the heritage farm buildings. The walk will start from there and end at the lunch site in Group Camp Site #2.
Lunch at 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch. Don't forget your bowl and spoon!
Precautions: Servers will wear masks and gloves. Wearing your mask when approaching the table is encouraged. You may also want to bring a camp chair for physical distancing.
|Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021||Bob Keates will lead a hike on the Maxwell side of Burgoyne Bay. Starting on the Girlfriend trail, we will branch left above the pool to link up to an old logging road leading to open grassy terraces on the Burgoyne flank of Maxwell. Then back down via the big arbutus and giant boulders. Some rough and rocky sections. Meet at 9:45 am at ArtSpring to car pool or at 10:00 am at the Burgoyne parking area.||Kathleen Maser will lead a nature walk up Mt Erskine, entitled 'A Look at Trees'. This is a trail surprisingly rich in a variety of different trees. It is a good climb but we'll have numerous stops. Kathleen is a former Park Naturalist for BC Parks at Cathedral Grove.|
Lunch at the top lookout! Meet at the parking lot of ArtSpring at 10:00 am or at Trustees trail parking lot at 10:15 am.
|Marjie will lead today through Blackburn meadow. Meet at the parking lot at 10:15 am.|
|Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021||Ashley Hilliard will lead a hike on Mt Maxwell from the Seymour Heights side. Meet at 9:45 am at ArtSpring to car pool or at 10:00 am at the junction of Seymour Heights and Armand Way.||Meet at ArtSpring parking lot at 10:00 am, and walk through Mouat Park to Baker beach for lunch. Return by way of Ganges trails.||Ann will take us to Burgoyne Bay. Meet at the triangle at the bottom of Lee's Hill at 10:15 am.|