Hike Deepwater Bay 2 May 2014


Activity Hiking
Destination Deepwater Bay
Date Friday, 2 May 1 May 2014
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 285-2029
Description Hike on old logging road from end of new logging road to Deepwater Bay. This path follows a lovely stream to the ocean.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store for car pooling
Departure Time 10:00 A.M.
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? Are welcome as long as they will stay by you
Notes: Please let me know at least two days prior if you are going.  Bring water and a lunch.  We will eat where the stream goes into the ocean. This is only 2.5 kilometers one way but 275 meters up on the way back. Including lunch and driving the trip will take about 3.5 hours.


Google Maps of the hike



Paddling/camping Main Lake 12-14 May 2014

Activity Paddling/camping (kayak or canoe)
Destination Main Lake Provincial Park
Date Monday, May 12 – Wednesday, May 14 (alternate dates if bad weather – Tuesday, May 20 to Thursday, May 22)
Trip Coordinator Darcy Mitchell
Contact Info 285 2739 or darcm@telus.net
Description Camping on Main Lake with day paddling/hiking
Meeting Place Boat launch, Mine Lake
Departure Time 10:30 a.m.  Plan to be at the launch site by 9:30.
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: Please see map.  We will likely camp on the north side of Main Lake where there are two designated sites.  Everyone responsible for their own equipment and meals, but doubling up for tents and cooking would be a good idea.  I will send a list of people who have signed up a week before the event to facilitate planning, so please let me know if you are interested no later than May 5.  We’ll plan to come back after lunch on the 3rd day, so will have 2 half days and one full day to explore the park.

Map of Main Lake BC Provincial Park

Basic kayak navigation 30 April 2014

Activity Basic kayak navigation using chart and compass
Location TBA
Date Wednesday 30 April 2014; afternoon or evening, as participants prefer; 2 – 2.5 hrs
Instructor Valerie van Veen
Contact Info vvv@qisland.ca; 250 285 2329
Description Using charts and compass, participants will learn basic skills of navigating typical waters found around Quadra and Desolation Sound; does not include detailed tide/current instruction
Meeting Place TBA
Time see above
basic, appropriate for all who want to learn the skill
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: Charts and compasses will be provided; participants are very welcome to bring their own as well.  Interested participants are encouraged to phone/email Valerie with any specific questions and what they are particularly interested in learning during this session. 


Kayak Gowlland Harbour 5 May 2014

Activity Kayaking
Destination Gowlland Harbour
Date Monday 5 May 2014
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 285-2029; please contact the coordinator not later than Thursday
Description Gowlland Harbour is a lovely, protected harbour with several interesting islands to explore. There will be wildflowers at this time of year.
Meeting Place Gowlland Harbour Resort parking lot, 823 Gowlland Harbour Rd.
Departure Time 09:45
easy to moderate
Costs none
Trip limits limited by parking space to 12 cars
Dogs? no
Notes: If you have not completed your 2014-15 membership, please come prepared to sign papers and pay the membership fee. Only 2 vehicles can unload at beach at one time so please be on time. We will paddle South Gowlland and North Gowlland, about 4 hours weather permitting.  Bring a lunch.  If pouring rain, e-mail will be sent out by 8 am cancelling trip. Gowlland Harbour Resort has kindly granted us permission to use their boat launch for this trip.  This is not a public access.


Trip Photos – Maud Island 31 Mar 2014

The weather could not have been more perfect for our hike to Maud Island. It was a beautiful spring day with plenty of sunshine. We reached Seymour Narrows just before a maximum current of 14.1 knots. It was like a roaring river, complete with whirlpools and back eddies that sea-lions were playing in.

On the return trip we went over Mt. Lolo. This proved to be a bit of an adventure as the trail is not marked as well from that direction. We were rewarded with bright sunny views though.

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Hiking Maud Island 31 Mar 2014