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
October 20th — Mt. Doug Park
We will lead a shorter hike this Friday on the lower paths of Mount Doug park. It will be about 1 1/2 hours on mostly level trails. We will meet at the Fowler Road Parking lot for a 9:00 am. departure or at the main Mount Doug Beach parking lot (east side of Cordova Bay Road), by the washrooms at 9:10 am.
Coffee at the ridge following the hike.
This Friday’s longer hike will be to Heavenly Valley, led by Mick Phillips. We should allow 4 hours for this hike, including a stop for lunch. This is not a difficult hike as there is only one steep climb (for lunch!); however, it does require a bit of stamina and an adventurist spirit as there are 2 stream crossings which could be a might tricky if the forecast rain materializes. Poles would be useful as it could be muddy and slippery in spots. Rain gear and proper footwear are a “must”. What happened to summer? The trailhead is at the mailboxes on the Sooke Road, approximately 1.8 km. beyond Humpback Road.
You must let me know if you are going directly to the Trailhead as the forecast is a bit doubtful. Otherwise, we will meet as usual at Fowler Road Park at 8:50 am. for a 9:00 am. departure.
October 20 Mount Douglas Park Brack
Heavenly Valley Phillips
October 27 McKenzie Bight/Squally Reach Sue, Sharlane, Geoff, Rolf