We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we needed to be back at the Ballpark about 2:00pm to allow hikers time to take in a presentation on the Texada Island Official Community Plan. The hike started from the usual meeting place at the Ballpark and we made good use of some of the well maintained biking trails that climb through the forest to reach the Gillies Bay Bluffs one of which has the name Turkey Vulture Bluff. It was quite a cool day again so the steady uphill climbing helped us to warm up. We have had so many hikes in snowy conditions this winter I was hoping the previous hike which climbed to above 1,000ft elevation would be the last. Our lunch spot this time was much lower down, but I guess there is still a good deal of cold air passing over us and we should not have been surprised when snowflakes started falling from the sky.
On Turkey Vulture Bluff where we stopped for lunch there were snow flakes falling from the sky for a while.