Hiking – Chinese Mountains – 2 May 2017

Activity Hiking
Destination South and North Chinese Mountain
Date 2 May 2017, Tuesday
Trip Coordinator Les Hand
Contact Info 285-2029.  Please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip.
Description We will go up the south side to South Chinese Mtn. and have lunch while enjoying the view. Then down the north path and up North Chinese Mtn. and back to the vehicles.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Store parking lot for car pooling
Departure Time 10:30
Difficulty
Moderate, but up and down
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? No, as trail is narrow in spots.
Notes: It is only 3.4 km around South Chinese so we will go up north as well. Not everybody has to do both.

Trip Report – Morte Lake Loop – 20 Apr 2017

The Wednesday trip scheduled for snowshoes on Mt. Washington was cancelled because the rain was pretty thick.  Instead five of us took advantage of a day off from the rain on Thursday and walked around Morte Lake.  It was a lovely Spring day for a walk and Morte Lake did not disappoint.  We had lunch at the far end at the sandy beach and returned via the Nirvana bike trail up to the viewpoint and back to the trailhead on Dead Fish. 11.4km; 4¼ hours.

Norris

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Hiking – Morte Lake Loop – 20 Apr 2017

Hiking – N Gowlland Hbr Bike Trail Loop – 5 July 2017

Activity Hiking
Destination North Gowlland Harbour bike trail loop
Date 5 July 2017, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Janis McLean
Contact Info 285-3614; please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip.
Description Carpool to North Gowlland Habour Road trailhead. We will traverse a large loop of mountain bike trails, passing by the old copper mining area on Silk Stocking trail, and returning to the vehicles via trails and old logging roads.
3 hours. Bring lunch or snack.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay store parking lot
Departure Time 9:00
Difficulty
easy to moderate
Costs none
Trip limits 10
Dogs? yes
Notes:

 

Hiking – Beech’s Mtn Loop – 14 June 2017

Activity Hiking
Destination Beech’s Mountain Loop
Date 14 June 2017, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Janis McLean
Contact Info 285-3614; please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip.
Description Carpool to Chinese Mountain parking lot. HIke up South Chinese Mountain trail and carry on to Beech’s Mountain summit. From there, we will drop down the far side of Beech’s and follow a route which will bring us to the North Chinese Mountain trail and back to the vehicles.
Time – 3 hours. Bring a lunch or snack.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay store parking lot
Departure Time 9:00
Difficulty
moderate
Costs none
Trip limits 10
Dogs? yes
Notes:

 

Kayaking – Gowlland Harbour – 4 May 2017

This trip was previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd

Activity Kayaking
Destination Gowlland Harbour
Date 4 May 2017, Thursday
Trip Coordinator Margot Wood
Contact Info 250-285-2393
Description We will meet, help each other to launch from Gowlland Harbour Resort.
We will kayak the islands to see the beautiful wild flowers. Kayak to May Island for our lunch.  Visiting the islands in Gowlland Harbour.  Returning to the launch area at approximately 2 p.m.
Meeting Place Gowlland Harbour Resort boat launch, 823 Gowlland Harbour Rd.
Departure Time 10:30 (unload and prepare at 10:00)
Difficulty
easy
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: This trip is dependent on weather.  Bring your ocean kayak, paddle plus safety equipment. Bring your own lunch and water. I will meet you at the launch site at 10:00.  We help each other with kayak launch.
Gowlland Harbour Resort has kindly granted us permission to use their boat launch for this trip. This is not a public access.

Hiking – Morte Lake Loop – 20 April 2017

Activity Hiking
Destination Morte Lake Loop
Date 20 April 2017, Thursday
Trip Coordinator Norris Weimer
Contact Info Please contact the coordinator at norris.weimer@ualberta.ca or 3710.
Description This is a classic walk through forest and around the Lake.  There are a number of variations depending on the access route used and the possibility of following unofficial trails on the south ridge.
Meeting Place Heriot Bay Tru Value parking lot
Departure Time 10:00
Difficulty moderate
Costs none
Trip limits none
Dogs?
Notes: This trip replaced the cancelled trip to Mt. Washington.  Bring lunch and rain gear.  This trail can be quite wet in places.

Hiking – Hopespring/Homewood Loop – 24 May 2017

Activity Hiking
Destination Hopespring/Homewood Loop
Date 24 May 2017, Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Janis McLean
Contact Info 285-3614; please contact the coordinator in advance of the trip.
Description Begins on Hopespring trail, then south on Heriot Ridge, stopping at the new communications tower and carrying on south to High Bluff. From there we follow east High Bluff trail to Homewood Bluff, then drop off the southwest side of the bluff to follow Gowlland trail back to the west High Bluff trail. Then north across a ridge route to Hopespring trail and back to the vehicles.  About 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
Meeting Place Hopespring Trailhead on Hopespring Rd.
Departure Time 9:00
Difficulty
easy to moderate
Costs none
Trip limits 10
Dogs? yes
Notes: Bring lunch and appropriate gear.