Multi-day Hiking – Cowichan Valley – 7-11 April 2019

This trip is full.  Contact the coordinator if you wish to wait-list.

Activity Multi-day hiking
Destination Cowichan Valley
Date 7-11 April 2019, Sunday to Thursday
Trip Coordinator Margot Wood
Contact Info 250.285.2393; please contact the coordinator as soon as possible and payment needs to be received by Feb 15th.
Description A multi-day trip in Cowichan Valley. Some may stay for two nights, while others stay for four nights, but to be most affordable, priority will be to have the bedrooms full each night.  We have changed the originally proposed accommodation due to the particular demand for this trip.  Now we will be staying at a beautiful home on Shawnigan Lake near the Cowichan Valley Trail.  For details view: www.homeaway.ca/cottage-rental/p4159511
Possible hiking destinations include: Kinsol Trestle, Skutz Falls along Cowichan River, Maple Mountain, Mt Tzouhalem, Stocking/Heart Lake Trails, Jack Fleetwood Trail, Fern Grotto, Eagle Heights Grasslands, an ancient forest hike up Koksilah River, and Cable Bay to Dodd Narrows.  You may also bike on the Cowichan Valley Trail or kayak from the house.
Margot will organize car-pooling and dinner preparation teams. Each hiker is responsible for their breakfast and lunch. ****************************************************************************
Meeting Place QCove ferry line-up – appointed vehicles to be in line-up by 8:20 am.
Departure Time 9 am ferry, April 7th, returning on the morning of Thurs. April 11th.
Difficulty Easy to moderate
Dogs No
Trip Limits 7
Costs Accommodation at $60/night/person (this may vary depending on the final number that come), ferry costs, fuel
Notes Please take time to check out the accommodation, the hikes and area plus your calendar. I am hoping to accommodate everyone’s needs as much as possible. This, hopefully, will be a lovely spring trip, with longer days and maybe sunshine.
I will be working with Debbie and Norris regarding hiking trips. Also we hope members of the Cowichan Hikers may either join us/visit with us on this trip. Please remember to submit dietary needs regarding dinners.
All payments go to Julie Mellanby (Box 397 QCove).  Please makes cheques out to Quadra Island Outdoor Club.
Margot
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Cycling Cortes Island 1 June 2103

Activity cycling
Destination Cortes Island
Date Saturday 1 June 2013
Trip Coordinator Diana McKerracher
Contact Info 250-285-3204
Description Spend a day exploring our neighbouring island by bicycle. We can stop for coffee at Manson’s Landing and picnic at Smelt Bay Provincial Park or Hague Lake. Don’t be discouraged by the hills, you can always get off and walk up if you need to – and remember for every uphill grind, there’s an exhilarating downhill swoosh
Meeting Place on the Cortes ferry
Departure Time 9:05 ferry from Heriot Bay
Difficulty
moderate – total distance 40 km
Costs $7 for Cortes ferry;  snacks at Manson’s Café if desired
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: Return on 3:50 ferry from Whaletown (arriving Quadra 4:35)