The Next Hike

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

The next Texada Trekkers hike is cancelled.

Owing to the danger we all face from the spread of the Covid-19 virus pandemic Texada Trekkers hikes will be on hold from now on.  Meanwhile it's still good to get outdoors into the fresh air and if you are able to do some walking our island has many roads and trails to use while maintaining the appropriate social distancing.

Details of many of the trails on Texada are available on a website maintained by a worldwide hiking trail online company.  Anyone can view the maps and photos without downloading the app.  


Last week we drove again to the area just south of Pocahontas Bay and parked at the bottom of the road that goes up to the towers on top of Pocahontas Mountain. From our parking place the route climbs steadily through mossy forest eventually reaching an area where the road is more sunny and open.  Towards the end the road steepens and zigzags and there are chance views towards the mainland.  As you can see from the photo we had fantastic weather for hiking and even the powerful wind that was cooling the west side of Texada that day did not reach us at all!
JD. 

 
View north from Zigzag Trail viewpoint with the large white Powell River pulp mill building in the far distance on the mainland shore. [MM photo]

Friday, March 13, 2020

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 14th March.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we had a damp cloudy day for our hike and decided to hike directly from the Ballpark for a change.  The destination was Cap Sheaf Lake where we sat on the small rocky area at the south end and were thankful that the rain was very light and the air was quite calm so it didn't feel at all uncomfortable after all.
The photo this week shows how we sometimes find interesting things to do with natural history, rocks, plants, insects and so on, and like to have a record for later identification. It's nice to have someone willing and happy to help with keeping the camera from getting wet – thanks Terry!
JD.

The hikers often spot interesting features of the natural history along the trails, and photos provide a record of the discovery.  [MM photo]

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 7th March.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we hiked into a part of the island that we have been neglecting for a very long time even though it's really not all that far from Van Anda. The route starts near the bottom of the access road to the Pocahontas towers, but branches off onto an old logging road that heads to the south. Much of this area is forest covered, and not recently logged so the forest is mature enough to be quite open with thick moss covering the forest floor.  The trail climbs steadily for a long way, then drops sharply until reaching the north end of the remote Bladderwort Lake. The only spot with anything that might be classed as a view offers just a glimpse of the Georgia Strait in the far distance.
JD.

Once again another lovely day for our hike, this time to the bluff on the hillside above seldom visited Bladderwort Lake. TH photo

Friday, February 28, 2020

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 29th February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am

Last week we were not too sure where the snow-line was so decided to pick a hike route that would likely have a good view, but not be so far south as to  still be snow covered. As we drove south along Bell Road there was no snow in sight in the First Lake area so chose the top of Plateau Mountain as our destination. Walking uphill on the long abandoned logging road through the forest the atmosphere felt so good, fresh clean air with rays of the sun finding ways through the canopy.  The trail gets steeper as you climb higher and leaving the forest behind we soon found ourselves mainly in warm sunshine.  Our regular lunch spot was where we had lunch and you can see from my photo that the nearest clouds were far, far away above the Vancouver Island mountains — just perfect!
JD. 

Another lovely winter day for hiking, in this case to the top of Plateau Mountain. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The next hike.

The next hike will be on Saturday, 22nd February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am

Last week it was a damp fairly mild day with low fog and spells of quite light rain.  No chance of getting a view on the high ground, or any where else for that matter, so we decided to do forest trails plus a section of Shingle Beach as the tide was quite suitable for doing that around mid-day. Starting point was at the junction just up the last hill down to the Shingle Beach Campground and we made it a loop hike by using the main logging road through the recent logging areas and then dropping down to the beach at the abandoned cabins.  This week's photo gives an idea of what kind of day it was and why this beach has the name it's been given — apart from some larger boulders here and there most of it is the grey shingle in the picture.  
JD.

At the Brown cabin a couple of kilometres south on Shingle Beach on a dull and slightly damp day in February. [TH photo]