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



Hiking Group 

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 stewart.arnold@shaw.ca


Protocol: Change of Plan/Cancel – Last week brought up the question of having a protocol in the case that a hike is changed/cancelled.  As you know, 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 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 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 trail-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.


mobile: 250-361-7250


June 14th — Horth Hill and Vacinity Trails 

This Friday, Mike and Mary will lead us on a moderate 2 hour hike, up and over Horth Hill and continuing north, west and south along the linear trail systems.  The first 1 km. is mostly climbing, so good hiking footwear and poles are advisable.   Bring water, a snack and dress appropriately for the weather.   Forecast sunny with cloudy periods, high of 21C.

Meet at Fowler Park at 8:50 am. to car pool and a 9:00 am. departure.  Or, meet us in the Horth Hill Parking Lot by 9:20 am.  Take Pat Bay Hwy. to Exit 31, over the overpass, left on Wain Rd., right on Tatlow to Horth Hill parking lot.


Coffee afterwards at the Roost at the corner of McTavish Road and East Saanich Road.  I have asked that they do up some extra sticky buns, etc. for us.  Hope to see you Friday!!





June 14th        Horth Hill and Vacinity Trails                       Mooney/Horton

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Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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