The next hike will be on Saturday, 1st of June.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we were pleased to welcome a couple of hikers from Salmon Arm who were hiking with the Trekkers for the very first time. As everyone seemed to be happy to tackle a full length hike with zero driving time we headed off from the meeting place at the Ballpark heading up the steep winding mountain bike trails towards the bluffs that extend along parts of the high ridge directly north of the bay. I made a point of stopping for our popular 'nature moments' where someone with local knowledge of the natural history of Texada gets to point out interesting facts about this or that wherever we happen to be. There were questions about edible plants, our evergreen huckleberry in particular, fungus, rock types and so on. It proved to be a very pleasant time for everyone.
The hikers lunching on a small bluff overlooking Gillies Bay.