The Next Hike

Check here every week for details on the next Trekker hike!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 29th May.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we hiked from the old Post Office in Blubber Bay around
through the quarry and out to Grilse Point the headland on the east
side of the bay. My photo shows some curious rocks, actually
limestone shaped by the action of the sea, with sleeping seals out a
little farther.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Next Hike from Van Anda

The next hike is on Saturday, 22nd May.
We meet at the Legion parking in Van Anda at 10:00am.

My photo this week is from the hike two weeks ago when we had lunch
on a bluff high above the sea not far south of Favada Point. This
spot with a great panoramic view is at the end of a short new side
trail from the main trail in this area whcich now has a network of
trails that link such points of interest as Cabin Cove, Favada Point,
Arbutus Arch and Big Beach.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Next Hike.

The next hike will be on Saturday, 16th May.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we had perfect weather for a hike to the south of Favada Point on the west coast of Texada. With an unusually large turnout of 32 hikers, some of whom were visitors from off-island, progress was slow along the winding trails down to Cabin Cove. Lots of early flowers putting on a good show, a special interest the bright yellow buttercups, and the creamy spikes of the Poison Camas. Beyond the cove we headed up the hill to join the old logging road and then easier walking south until just before the turnoff to Big Beach where we scrambled up a steep gully and out onto open bluffs. Lunch was on a high point with a sweeping vista of Vancouver Island to the west and around to Surprise Mountain not far away to the southeast.


Hikers pause to look at the remains of an old clinker built inboard powered skiff at Cabin Cove.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Next Hike from Van Anda

The next hike will be on Saturday, 8th May.
We meet in Van Anda at the Canadian Legion parking place at 10:00am

Last Saturday we hiked along the beach from the camp ground down past the old abandoned cabins and on to where the beach starts to get too rocky for comfortable hiking.
Lunch was at the base of a small cliff with masses of bright yellow Monkey Flower, Mimulus guttatus, which in this particular location were unusual in having a single large red spot on the lower lip of each flower.