The Next Hike

Check here every week for details on the next Trekker hike!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 2nd November.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week and as you can see from the photo below we had a near perfect day for hiking. It was not difficult to decide on a suitable hike and the choice of doing a very recently completed route on the south slopes of Mt. Davies was popular with those who had done it before.  It starts and finishes on parts of a couple of our old trails that meander through the forest on the upper slopes of Mt. Davies, but in between it follows a winding route that drops quite steeply down and visits three small bluffs, the Uno2trois Bluffs, that offer the most spectacular views out to the west to the long range of mountains on Vancouver Island in the far distance.  That low island in front of the mountains on the left in the picture is Hornby.
The Trekkers on a perfect fall day on one of the three bluffs not far below and south of the summit of Mt Davies. [MM photo]

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
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I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
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I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

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I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Your account is being used by another person!

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We have installed one RAT software into you device
For this moment your email account is hacked too.
I know your password. I logged in to your account and wrote this letter to you from there.

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I'm always one step ahead....

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 26th October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we met in Van Anda and drove part way along Blubber Bay Road and parked on the right at the start of the Eagle Cove Trail.  It was quite wet all morning with steady rain and of course on the narrow sections of the winding trail the vegetation made sure we were pretty damp from head to toe!  However, just about the time we reached the seaside lunch spot the rain eased off and the rest of the time we were hiking was much more pleasant. The route back to the vehicles followed the coastline quite closely and we were on part of the Marble Bay Trail where it runs along the north shore of Sturt Bay. It twists and turns a lot and is a bit tricky in places, but the frequent glimpses of the houses in Van Anda and the boats in the marina are interesting.  In the photo this week the view is looking south across the entrance to Sturt Bay and the Government Dock is near the houses on the left with the school hidden behind the cluster of taller trees in the centre.

Marble Bay Hiking Trail, view south across Sturt Bay from near Hodgson Point [CL photo]

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Next Hike from Van Anda again.

The next hike will be on Saturday, 19th October.
We meet at the Canadian Legion parking in Van Anda at 10:00am.

I was not able to join the Trekkers on the hike last week as a small group of botanists visiting from Vancouver Island needed my help with getting to areas where they might find a great variety of fungi. During the two days they spent in the field they had great success and were well pleased with their collected specimens. I understand the hikers enjoyed their hike which took them south along the main trail from the cabins at Woodwardia then down to the coast at little Cabin Cove.  Then for the return north they used the trail up and over the low forested bluffs with a side trip out to Favada Point along the way.  Thanks James for being such a useful host and helping them navigate the section of trail that was tricky.
The hike was from Woodwardia on Texada's north-west coast to Cabin Cove and Favada Point - the usual group photo of the happy hikers on the deck at the cabins [MM photo].

Friday, October 11, 2019

The next hike from Van Anda.

The next hike will be on Saturday, 12th October.
We meet in Van Anda at the Canadian Legion parking at 10:00am

Last week we had quite a nice day for hiking and drove along Bell Road to the first hydro junction where there are so many more signs than there used to be, and turned off onto the Masck Farm road then headed north until the first turning on the left then parking just up the hill past the farmhouse site.   Our destination for lunch was the tranquil Loon Lake.
On the coming Saturday 12th we will have an opportunity to visit Woodwardia Nature Reserve where there is a three day symposium of botanists who are fungus experts. They are visiting Texada over the long weekend in search of some less common species of mushrooms that prefer to grow in areas of limestone bedrock.  James Mack, owner of Woodwardia, has invited the Trekkers to visit his house in Maple Bay after the hike to meet up with the fungus hunters.
My photo this week is a recent one of an insect that has been eating the leaves of our Alder trees all over the place.  It's called the Alder Flea Beatle and if you poke them you will see how they got that name, they can jump quite a distance.
Alder Flea Beetle, Macrohaltica ambiens, feeding on Alder leaves. 05Oct2019.jpg

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hackers know password from your account. Password must be changed now.


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You can check it - I sent this message from your account.

So, you can change the password, yes.. But my malware intercepts it every time.

How I made it:
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When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.

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A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.
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Do not hold evil! I just do my job.
Good luck.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 5th October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we met at the Legion Parking in Van Anda and then car-pooled to the trail head on a logging road to the north of Kirk Lake.  The trail at first climbs through  a forested area and over the eastern end of Kirk Lake Bluffs then along the base of a high rocky cliff face eventually dropping steeply to a wet valley bottom.  Here the trail joins an old logging road heading west and soon climbs gently leaving the forest and eventually reaching a steep sided hill we call 'The Grassy Knoll'.  The wide view from the top covers much of the northern reaches of the Salish Sea with the high peaks of Quadra Island in the far distance. 
The Grassy Knoll is a lovely viewpoint west of Kirk Lake located towards the north end of Texada Island - a Trekkers group photo [MM]