The next hike will be on Saturday, 19th December.
We meet in the parking area at the Canadian Legion in Van Anda at 10:00am.
Last week we again found ourselves hiking in rainy weather and while the wind was not too bad in the morning when we were walking with the wind at our backs along the High Road, in the afternoon on the way back it became much stronger with some quite strong gusts that broke off tree branches at times and even blew down a sapling alder near our parked venicles. For lunch we were in a dry spot under trees at the edge of Cap Sheaf Lake.
My photo was taken on a hike last month and is of a roadside area with the lovely Giant Chain Fern that is quite common all over Texada, but absent from most of the rest of Canada. It was nice to see the plants doing so well with quite a number of very young specimens that are only a few years old. This is a fern that can grow very large in suitable conditions with good soil and lots of summer moisture at the roots.
A cluster of healthy young Giant Chain Fern, Woodwardia fimbriata near Cook Bay