The Next Hike

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

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.


I have very bad news for you.
17/07/2019 - on this day I hacked your OS and got full access to your account
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:
In the software of the router, through which you went online, was a vulnerability.
I just hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you went online, my trojan was installed on the OS of your device.

After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).

A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a not big amount of btc to unlock.
But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and I was shocked by what I saw!!!
I'm talk you about sites for adults.

I want to say - you are a BIG pervert. Your fantasy is shifted far away from the normal course!

And I got an idea....
I made a screenshot of the adult sites where you have fun (do you understand what it is about, huh?).
After that, I made a screenshot of your joys (using the camera of your device) and glued them together.
Turned out amazing! You are so spectacular!

I'm know that you would not like to show these screenshots to your friends, relatives or colleagues.
I think $979 is a very, very small amount for my silence.
Besides, I have been spying on you for so long, having spent a lot of time!

Pay ONLY in Bitcoins!
My BTC wallet: 15yF8WkUg8PRjJehYW4tGdqcyzc4z7dScM

You do not know how to use bitcoins?
Enter a query in any search engine: "how to replenish btc wallet".
It's extremely easy

For this payment I give you two days (48 hours).
As soon as this letter is opened, the timer will work.

After payment, my virus and dirty screenshots with your enjoys will be self-destruct automatically.
If I do not receive from you the specified amount, then your device will be locked, and all your contacts will receive a screenshots with your "enjoys".

I hope you understand your situation.
- Do not try to find and destroy my virus! (All your data, files and screenshots is already uploaded to a remote server)
- Do not try to contact me (you yourself will see that this is impossible, I sent you an email from your account)
- Various security services will not help you; formatting a disk or destroying a device will not help, since your data is already on a remote server.

P.S. You are not my single victim. so, I guarantee you that I will not disturb you again after payment!
This is the word of honor hacker.

I also ask you to regularly update your antiviruses in the future. This way you will no longer fall into a similar situation.

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]