Saturna Island Group – Sept. 2018                                          Wow!  Careful there!!



Views on the Galiano Hike   



             Royal Roads Hike – Oct. 2018



Hiking Group 

This group is for m embers 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




October 19th — McMinn Park – Rithet Bog – Boulderwood Hill

We will meet the group at the McMinn parking area for a 9:15  am. departure.  We plan to start at McMinn park, walk Lochside and Rithetwood to Lohbrunner Pond, then to the Ralston trail, round the south side of Rithet bog and over Boulderwood Hill back to McMinn park.

The route is about 8.5 km. and should take about two hours.  One steep up and down – poles optional.

Coffee is up to the group but the Ridge would be convenient.


Alternate:   Heavenly Valley

Mick will lead an alternate hike to Heavenly Valley, in the Sooke Hills.  This is a superb 3 1/2 hour hike, especially for this time of year.  The route is fairly flat and offers a mix of valley walking, erratics, big trees and 2 somewhat tricky stream crossings, and lots of leaves to kick.  There hasn’t been much rain so the stream crossings should present little difficulty. Bring a lunch and a drink.  Good footwear is essential and poles would be an asset. Trailhead is at the mailboxes, off the Sooke Road, approximately 2 Km. past the new lights at the Westshore Parkway intersection.  We’ll meet at and leave Fowler Park at 9:00 am. and aim to be at the mailboxes by 9:40 am.  If you are going directly there, please let Mick know.




October 19th                     Rithet Bog/Boulderwood Rise                             Kirk
Alternate:                         Heavenly Valley                                                  Phillips

October 26th








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