Back Door – Silk Stocking Loop – 3 December 2014

Activity Hiking
Destination Back Door – Silk Stocking Loop
Date 3 December 2014, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info 285-3710 or norris.weimer@ualberta.ca
Description A pleasant walk in trees and along ridges.

We will explore some of the mountain bike trails south of the WalCan Road,  Starting from the North Gowlland Road, the route follows Cash Only to Back Door, Silk Stocking, the logging road leading to Blindman’s Bluff, Bite the Bullet (which has been affected by logging), and Sam’s Shorty,  There is the possibility that we will have to walk a short distance on the North Gowlland Road.

Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty moderate
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs?
Notes: Bring lunch and warm clothing.  It’s supposed to be cold and some parts of the trails may be wet.  Hiking poles may be useful.  About 3 hours.

Shellalligan Trail – 29 November 2014

Activity Hiking
Destination Shellalligan Trail
Date 29 November 2014, Saturday
Trip Coordinator Debbie Quigg
Contact Info 285-3710 or debbie.quigg@ualberta.ca
Description We will start along the rocky bluffs overlooking Hoskyn Channel and Village Bay.  After that, there is a choice of return paths, to be decided by the group and the weather.  3 to 6 km, 2 to 4 hours.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty moderate
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs?
Notes: Bring lunch and warm clothing.  It’s supposed to be sunny and 3° C.  Hiking poles may be useful but not needed.

Trip Report – Mt. Seymour 12 Nov 2014

To celebrate the end of a month with 320 mm of rain, nine people and one dog made the trek to the top of Mt. Seymour in crisp sunshine and cold temperatures. The trail was in good condition. We stopped at the bluff above Nugedzi Lake for snacks and at the top (620 m) for lunch. There was a light, but cool breeze and great views all around. 8 km, about 420 m elevation gain, 4 hours.

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Hike Mt. Seymour – 12 November 2014

Hike Mt. Seymour – 12 November 2014

Activity Hiking
Destination Mt. Seymour
Date 12 November 2014, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info 285-3710 or norris.weimer@ualberta.ca
Description This is a great hike and we’re hoping for wonderful views on a clear day.  It’s a steady climb up old logging roads, until the trail branches off and follows open bluffs and forest to the summit at 620 m, the highest point on Quadra Island. We will then descend by the same route.  Four to five hours.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty moderate to difficult
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs?
Notes: Bring lunch and warm clothing.  It’s supposed to be cold.  Hiking poles may be a good idea.