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.

Debbie

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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.

Debbie

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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.

Norris

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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

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Trip Report – Rebecca Spit – 7 Oct 2015

When Mt. Seymour was postponed for the second time because of rainy weather, Julie decided that we should get out anyway, so four of us and two dogs went to Rebecca Spit. The first ever Outdoor Club trip to Rebecca Spit!  It was a very low tide and only lightly raining. We did the grand tour: from Heriot Bay Road through the campground to Paddy’s Lagoon, along the outside shore to the tip of the spit and back again. It was a leisurely walk, taking in all the sights: mushroom, newts, a garter snake, a careened sailboat, and beach architecture. Two hours.

Debbie

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Trip Report – Elk Falls – 30 Sept 2015

On a lovely fall day, ten of us hiked the loop from the logging bridge over the Campbell River up to the series of falls below the John Hart dam and back. We started along the south bank of the river passed fishermen and later the construction on the new generating facilities, then along the Millennium Trail to the spectacular new viewing platform and suspension bridge over the canyon below Elk Falls. We continued on the Riverside Trail to see Deer and Moose Falls, where we ate lunch on the rocks on the sun. We returned by the well-named Old Growth Trail to the Millennium Trail and then the Canyon View Trail to the north side of the Campbell River. There were quite a few pink salmon making their upstream migration. It’s a very scenic river through a beautiful forest. 12.1 km; about 5 hours.

Debbie

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Hiking – Elk Falls – 30 Sept 2015