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Tuesday, November 7th

HIKE – Al Lehmann will lead a strenuous hike up Mt Tuam (about 500 meters climb) through the forest for about 90 minutes followed by lunch on the open meadow with spectacular views. After lunch we will hike down the open meadow, down through the forest on the west side, and finally back along Mountain Road to the cars. If the meadows are wet with rain, we will return the way we came through the forest.

Meet at ArtSpring to depart at 09:45.

WALK – Sue Lehman will lead the walkers along Burgoyne Bay trails toward Daffodil Point and up to the big arbutus. We will take our time on the steep climb to the big tree with lunch in a scenic spot to be determined. Meet at ArtSpring for 10:00 am departure or at Burgoyne Bay lower parking lot at 10:15 am

RAMBLE – Ruth & Doreen will lead. Meet at Artspring at 9:am to carpool to Vesuvius ferry terminal, leave our cars there and walk on the 9:25 ferry to Crofton and ramble around Crofton
then come back on the 12:55 ferry and have lunch at the restaurant in Vesuvius.
That way, if anyone who may not wish to ramble can have lunch with the rest of us?

Tuesday, November 14th

HIKE – Ashley Hilliard will lead a strenuous hike from Alvin Indridson Nature Reserve to the summit of Mt Bruce. Meet at ArtSpring at 0945 or at Drummond Park at 1000 to carpool. Bring vehicles that can manage Musgrave Road. Distance ca 8km with 250m elevation gain.

WALK – Angie Trarup will lead an easy walk on the Cupples & Jack Foster trails with lunch on the beach. Depart from  Artspring at 10:00 am or meet at the Jack Foster trailhead parking area on Southey Point Rd at 10:15 am. Total time abt. 3 hr.

RAMBLE – No one has offered to lead a ramble so we’ll meet at Artspring at 10:30 and decide among ourselves where to go?
Please let me know if you intend to be there so I don’t end up by myself?

Tuesday, November 21st.

HIKE – Val Clark will lead a hike up Mt.Maxwell beginning at the trail head on Armand Way. Meet at ArtSpring to depart at 9:45 or at the trail head at 10 am.

WALK – Sue Lehman leads a leisurely walk to the beach on Mountain Rd. Meet at Art Spring to carpool for 10:am departure or 10:15 am at the start of the trail.  Lunch on the beach.  Mountain Rd is a single lane dirt road (with wider spots if you meet someone). through the Eco Reserve.  The trail starts about 6 km from Isabella Point Rd. past the houses on the west side of the Reserve.





Tuesday, November 28th

HIKE – Leslie Gardiner will lead a hike up beautiful, mystical Mt. Erskine from the Collins Rd trailhead. This is a moderately difficult hike due to the rather steep climb over the first kilometre (about 200m of our total 400m elevation gain) however we’ll rest as needed. 12:30 lunch at a viewpoint on the ridge. Arrival back at Collins Road by around 2:30. Total distance covered – just under 7 km. Poles advised. Some slightly muddy sections but nothing unusual for this time of year.

Please meet at Artspring to depart by 9:45 for carpooling or at the trailhead for a 10 a.m. start. 


WALK – Wendy will lead a walk departing  ArtSpring at 10:00 am  to Baker beach and back. The route, mainly on trails and pathways with a couple of up hill sections, takes us through Mouat Park, along Atkins to Lower Ganges, Booth Canal, Harrison, and Baker road with lunch at Baker Beach where it is low tide for November. Return via Baker and Lower Ganges Road. Distance -7 km. Elevation < 80 m. Time 4- hr.




Tuesday, December 5th

HIKE – Jenny and Nick will lead a hike in Channel Ridge doing a loop around the northern section including several viewpoints. Thirty minutes of steep climbing; good trails. Meet at Art Spring to car pool, departing at 9:45 or at the end of Pringle Farm Road at 10:05 (below point 9 on the Channel Ridge Trails map).

Tuesday, December 5th

WALK – Sheila will lead a walk in Ruckle Park starting at the park gate ( first parking lot at the yellow gate )to the Merganzer Pond bypass which avoids the sink holes, and beyond to King’s Cove and return (about 4 km).  Lunch at King’s Cove or Merganzer Pond depending on the  weather.  Some spots are a bit rough. Elevation change is minimal (less than 100 metres).  Meet at ArtSpring to carpool, departing at 10:00 am or the park gate at 10:15 am.   

Tuesday, December 12th

December Potluck lunch for SSTNC members will be held at 12 noon in Meadon Hall (below the Legion) As well as bringing your potluck offering, please bring your own plate and cutlery.


N.B! Volunteers are needed to lead hikes in January.  Dates are Jan 9, 16, 23 and 30

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N.B! Volunteers are needed to lead walks on January 9, 16, 23 and 30
Please reply to Sheila with your preferred date, destination, and a short description.

Sunday, January 7th

HIKE – Doukhobor Point and Reginald Hill. Meet at Art Spring departing at 1 pm or at the junction of Clarinda Rd and Bridgeman Rd to set out at 1:20.  A relatively short and moderate hike.

Sunday, January 14th

HIKE – Ruckle Park via the big Fir and Merganser pond. Meet at Art Spring departing at 1 pm or at the first parking area just before the Park entrance, to set out at 1:25.  A medium length and moderate hike.

Sunday, January 21st

HIKE – Channel Ridge along the crest to John Meyer’s bench. Meet at Art Spring departing at 1 pm or at the top of Broadwell to set out at 1:15.  A medium length and moderate hike.

Sunday, January 28th

HIKE – Bold Bluff. Meet at Art Spring departing at 1 pm or at the Burgoyne Bay parking area, to set out at 1:20.  A medium length and moderate hike, some rough sections.


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