Mine Lake Bluff – 18 November 2015

Activity Hiking
Destination Mine Lake Bluff
Date 18 November 2015, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Julie Mellanby
Contact Info phone 3978.  Please contact the coordinator in advance.
Description Park near the Mine Lake boat access and walk to Camp Homewood.  From there the route ascends the bluff to the north of Mine Lake with great views — and the weather forecast is very good.  The trail going up the bluff can feel a bit exposed.  This is a hike, not a climb, but do have good footwear and be careful.  The trail down is a regular trail and it loops back underneath the bluffs to the start of the steep bit.  You could go up the down trail, but don’t try to go down the up trail.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 09:30
Difficulty moderate
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? yes
Notes: Bring lunch.

Hiking – Shellaligan Pass – 2 Dec 2015

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellaligan trails
Date 2 December 2015, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 285-2029; please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip
Description scenic path by the rocky shore, return through forest trail
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot
Departure Time 10:00 am
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? yes, if they stay by you
Notes: bring lunch


Hiking – Village Bay Ramble – 9 Dec 2015

Activity Hiking
Destination Logging roads near Village Bay Lakes Rd and Valdez Road
Date 9 December 2015, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Valerie van Veen
Contact Info 250 285 2329  vvv@qisland.ca
Please confirm with trip coordinator by 8 pm Dec. 8.
Description This is a chance to explore some of the inactive logging roads off Village Bay Lakes and Valdez. If good weather plan for 4 hours, bring lunch; wet weather plan for a 2 hour walk.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store or at junction of Granite Bay Road and Village Bay Lakes Road
Departure Time 10:00 am from Heriot Bay store
10:15 am from Granite Bay junction
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? yes, must be under control at all times
Notes: Depending on what we find, we might explore several roads to get in a good walk.


Trip Report – WalCan Rd Loop – 28 Oct 2015

We expected rain and wind, but only had overcast and mist – a mild, gentle day. Four of us started at the Morte Lake parking lot and hiked up the main trail toward the lake. We turned off just before Little Morte Lake, crossed a small creek and joined the mountain bike trails. We followed Dead Fish over the saddle and descended to the WalCan Rd on Lost Rider. We crossed the WalCan Rd and took Yellow Mud trail along the creek and through the forest, continuing on to see Wood Duck Lake and the beaver dam. The water was quite high in the lake, there were a few ducks and it was absolutely calm. We returned along Yellow Mud, turned onto Jack Rabbit, crossed the creek and returned to the Morte Lake parking lot. It was a lovely walk for an overcast day. 8.1 km; about two hours.


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Trip Report – Heriot Ridge Loop – 22 Oct 2015

The promised sunshine never happened, but we had a mild, foggy day for this hike with four people. We began on the Hope Spring Trail and then continued on to the mossy bluffs at the south end of Heriot Ridge. We traversed along and then climbed up to the High Bluff, which in better weather has a great view. We descended and took the Homewood trail through the forest travelling more-or-less east. We looped around to meet back up with the Gowlland Trail and continued on to the always impressive Old Growth Grove for lunch. We finished the loop following the Thompson Trail.  There were lots of mushroom and fall leaves.  9.3 km; 3½ hours.


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Hiking – Heriot Ridge Loop – 21 Oct 2015

Trip Report – Morte Lake Loop – 14 Oct 2015

It was a perfect fall day: sunny and crisp. Six people and three dogs hiked around Morte Lake counter-clockwise. We took the scenic route: Lower Dead Fish, Morte Lake main, Morte Lake north side, Morte Lake south side, Nirvana, Seven Sins, Upper Dead Fish and George’s trail. 11.2 km, 4.5 hours. Mushroom were plentiful and the views were great.


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Hiking – Morte Lake Loop – 12 Oct 2015

Presentation “Paddling to Alaska” – 14 Nov 2015

Activity Presentation on Paddling to Alaska
Location Community Centre, room 3, upstairs
Date 14 November 2015, Saturday
Speaker Graham Vaughan
Description Graham will be showing his photos and talking about the journey he made with two other guides, from Quadra to Skagway in 55 days, covering 1,800 kilometres. Everyone is welcome.  Admission is by donation.
Time 8:00