The Next Hike

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 19th March.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we thought we would have quite a nice day for hiking, and it was not too bad, but the sun was hidden behind clouds that became darker as the day progressed.  We headed for the high ground and did the Mt. Davies hike starting from the parking spot on the gas pipeline just south of the Vancouver Island Hydro lines on the Bobs Lake Rd.  The top of the mountain where we had lunch was not in the clouds, but the view was not quite as impressive as it might have been on a really clear day.  Just as we packed up to start down from the top a few large flakes of snow began to fall as a reminder winter is not quite over yet.

My photo was taken on a hike I did earlier this week on the slopes of Surprise Mountain on a day that was both warm and sunny.  I was lucky enough to get photos of an Aligator Lizard that was taking advantage of the bright sunshine and had chosen a patch of bare rock on a small mossy bluff to warm its body.  

I have a pair of soft odd style dark gloves that someone seems to have left behind in a vehicle on a recent hike.  The have an opening for the fingers instead of the usual five fingers, so quite unusual.  

An Aligator Lizard in the sun warming itself on a patch of bare rock near Favada Point.

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