Saturna Island Group – Sept. 2018 Wow! Careful there!!
Views on the Galiano Hike
Royal Roads Hike – Oct. 2018 Goldstream – November 2018
Goldstream – November 2018 Matheson Lake Hike
Broadmead & Boulderwood Ridge Ramble
March 8, 2019
This group is for members who want a rigorous hike, with varying degrees of difficulty, lasting 2-3 hours. In addition to a regular hike we may also schedule an alternate, longer more rigorous hike. Members should be reasonably fit, wear hiking shoes or boots, bring water and a snack. Many bring hiking poles on the more hilly hikes. After the hike, coffee is our reward! The hiking group meets Fridays at 8:50 am. at the Fowler Road parking lot.
The group relies upon members to suggest and lead hikes. When proposing a Hike, please refer to the schedule and provide the date & destination. When submitting your specific hike details for group circulation, kindly aim to have these e-mailed to me latest by the Wednesday afternoon before hike day.
When considering to lead a hike, you may find that our list of hikes will be of use. The data has been compiled by Mick Phillips and, while not exhaustive, provides a comprehensive list of locations tackled over the years by the CB55+ Group. We’re indebted to Mick for pulling this together for us. A number of these will be quite familiar to most of the Group however, for those members less so, a quick “google” will provide you with more detail. That said, if anyone has other fresh ideas on where we could hike, please do feel free to bring them forward. As with new leaders, new destinations will always be welcomed.
Contact: Stew Arnold at email@example.com or Craig Hilborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Protocol: Change of Plan/Cancel: We are a well prepared group and while the numbers may decrease in inclement weather we seldom change plans or cancel. But, occasionally it may be prudent to do so. What we will do is if conditions are in doubt, the hike leader and myself will make an assessment and if there is a change send out an email by 8:00 am. If no message, no change. Please check your email before heading out.
Protocol: Proceeding Directly to Trail-head: If you are proceeding directly to the trail-head please advise the hike leader and/or myself in advance and leave a contact number if you have one. The hike leader and/or myself will include a contact number in the weekly hike notice. This requirement is necessary in case something comes up on the way to the trial-head, either with you or the rest of the group. I realize that there are places where cell coverage is not good but we will do the best we can.
December 13th — Mt. Work Park From South Approach
Allen and Ilka Olsen will lead a hike up Mt. Work from the south approach. The hike should be around 2 ½ hours round trip from the parking lot. Generally a good trail but some scrambling up rocks. Weather looks like it may be a bit wet, so regular gear for December hiking: raingear, good boots. Walking poles may be helpful. If you are coming out West Saanich Road turn west onto Prospect Lake Road and drive 5 km. to hard right turn onto Munn Road. Seven km. along Munn Rd will bring you to the Mt. Work trailhead parking lot (just beyond Fork Lake Road). Driving time approximately 30 minutes.
Meet as usual at 8:50 for a 9:00 am. departure from Fowler Road parking lot, or meet at 9:30 am. at the trailhead on Munn Road. Group can decide on coffee plan after the hike.
If you plan to go directly to the trailhead, please let us and Stew know.
Allen & Ilka email@example.com 250-539-9920
December 13th Mount Work Park from South End Ilka & Allen
December 20th Christmas Hill and Christmas Lunch McHugh
December 27th Sherry Shuffle Petersen & Vickers
NOTE: The Christmas Hill/ Swan Lake hike will be followed by a chilli lunch back at the CB55+ Centre. We ask hikers to contribute to the lunch either:
Bread or buns
Geoff, Sue, Rolf and Charlane are planning the annual New Year’s sherry hike (December 27th).