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NOTE: Due to COVID-19:

  • Only members can participate in activities. To join, see Membership.
  • Double vaccinations are strongly recommended for all activities and car pooling. If car pooling, wearing masks is at the discretion of the driver.

October Events

Date Hikers Walkers Ramblers
Tues, Oct. 5 Jan and Larry McIntyre will lead a moderately strenuous hike towards Bold Bluff on the south side of Burgoyne Bay. Fallen trees have blocked parts of the trail, so be prepared to scramble over and under trees, and slippery surfaces. Lunch will be on the water’s edge, with fabulous views of Burgoyne Bay, Mt Maxwell and Maple Mountain on Vancouver Island. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at ArtSpring to carpool or at 10:00 a.m. at the Burgoyne Bay parking lot. Kathryn Cernauskas will lead a short loop walk in Peter Arnell Park. (Unfortunately, there isn’t really a good place to stop for lunch.) Meet at 10 a.m. in the parking area behind the concrete barrier on Stewart Road where the road takes a 90-degree bend.
Tues, Oct. 12 Jack Little will lead a hike in Channel Ridge. Meet at Art Spring at 9:45 to car-pool or at the top of Sir Echos Way at 10:00 a.m. Meet at ArtSpring to pick your leader and destination.
Tues, Oct. 19 Lynn Thompson will lead a hike in the Crofton Lake area.  Meet at Art Spring at 9:05 to car pool to Vesuvius (parking is limited), or at the Vesuvius ferry terminal at 9:20 to walk on the 9:35 sailing. Meet at ArtSpring to pick your leader and destination.
Tues, Oct. 26 Al Lehmann will lead a strenuous hike up Mt Taum (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. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 .m. or Drummond Park at 10:00 a.m. to car pool. Park just past the No Exit sign, 5 km from the start of Mountain Rd. Pre-registration needed: contact sspence@telus.net. Cowichan River Trail moderate loop walk from Skutz Falls with Barry and Sheila. Meet at Portlock Park for carpooling. Depart Portlock at 8:30 am. Return likely 3:35 ferry.

Participant guidelines

For each event:

  • Bring a lunch.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.
  • Carry a card in your backpack with pertinent medical information, along with an Emergency Contact named with contact details.

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We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.

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