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
June 23rd — Witty’s Lagoon
We will meet as usual at Fowler Park at 8:50 am. to organize carpooling, for departure at 9:00 am. and/or travel directly to the main parking lot at Witty’s Lagoon for 9:30 am. Turn left off Metchosin Rd., into the main parking lot at Witty’s Lagoon just past Pears Road.
The hike, which will be a little over two hours, will start on the Lagoon trail and proceed clockwise to Olympic View Drive and onto The Tower Point section of the park. We will make our way down to the beach and wade across a 12 inch deep creek at low tide; a small towel and beach shoes would be handy.
The tidal flats will lead us to the beach trail and a forest walk along the lagoon past Sitting Lady Falls, then back to the parking lot.
ALTERNATE — Metchosin 4 Parks:
June 23 Witty’s Lagoon McHugh
Metchosin 4 Parks Loop Mooney
July 21 Cordova Bay Beach/Mt Doug Dakin