Hiking – Haskin’s Farm Loop – 31 Jan 2018

Activity Hiking
Destination Haskin’s Farm Loop
Date 31 January, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Debbie Quigg
Contact Info 285-3710 or debbie.quigg@ualberta.ca.  Please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip.
Description This is a short hike with lots of variety: some flat terrain, some steep, lovely forest, including some old growth, and views over the Strait of Georgia to the islands and mainland mountains (if we’re lucky enough to see them)
Meeting Place Haskin’s Farm trailhead at the corner of Heriot Bay and Smith Rd
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty
Short and easy
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? Okay
Notes: Probably no lunch is necessary. Bring gear for the weather.

Hiking – Blindman’s Bluff – 24 Jan 2018

 This trip has been postponed

Activity Hiking
Destination Blindman’s Bluff
Date 24 Jan 2018, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info phone 3710 or norris.weimer@ualberta.ca. Please contact the coordinator in advance.
Description A classic loop through open bluffs with great views.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay store parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty moderate
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs?
Notes: Bring lunch or snack, and poles if you use them.  This trip will be weather and road dependent.  Stay in touch with the coordinator.

Trip Report – Shellaligan Forest Trails – 3 Jan 2018

With crunchy snow underfoot, the thermometer hovering around 0° C, and almost sunny skies overhead, eight members enjoyed an exhilarating tramp through the Shellaligan forest trails on the first Club outing of the New Year. We parked at the second forest parking lot and headed roughly north to the trail junction, returning by the trail/logging road route to the first parking lot, then following the forest road back to our cars. Despite the snow, the trails were very navigable, no need for crampons or snowshoes. As the temperature rose, the occasional ice bomb cascaded down from the treetops. The highlight of the hike was a whale (Humpback?) blowing just offshore as we came down to the seashore beside the aquaculture farm. Tracks in the snow also indicated the possibility of wolves close by. Afterwards hikers were warmed and refreshed with a pleasant social at the coordinator’s house in Open Bay, with many thanks to Janis and Terry for the additional tasty treats!
Time: 2 hours, distance: 5.1 km

Valerie van Veen, trip coordinator

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Hiking – Shellaligan Forest Trails – 3 Jan 2018

Hiking – Surge Narrows logging roads & trails – 10 Jan 2018

Activity Hiking
Destination Forested area east of Mine Lake
Date 10 Jan 2018, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info phone 3710 or e-mail norris.weimer@ualberta.ca
Please contact the coordinator in advance.  With the winter weather, stay in touch with the coordinator.
Description We will leave from near the Mine Lake access and walk logging roads through a woodlot.  The roads are relatively flat.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty easy
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? yes
Notes: Bring lunch.