We meet at the Legion parking in Van Anda at 10:00am.
Last week we climbed to the top of the Texada Matterhorn, just 150 years since the first climbers reached the top of the other Matterhorn, the one in Switzerland that is. Ours is just an odd little lump of rock that jutts up through the trees on the north slope of Mount Grant. We only discoved it when we were building the steep winding trail to the top of Grant a few years ago, and it makes a neat sideshow from the main trail. The sides are quite steep, but no rope work is needed and the view from the top is quite good especially when the weather is clear as it was last Saturday. We had lunch on the summit of Mt. Grant and then completed the circular hike route that follows the long ridge on the south side before joining an old logging road back to the vehicles. A thankyou to Mich for this week's great photo.
This Saturday we will be hiking to Favada Point on the north-west coast of Texada and there will be a good chance of seeing some sealions if they have not gone out fishing.
Some hikers on the top of the 'Matterhorn' — a curious pyramid of rock on the north slope of Mt. Grant.