Aug 26th, Saturday: Public Walk Rosewall Creek Provincial Park
Rosewall Creek is a little used day park south of Fanny Bay. The forest is mostly western hemlock and big leaf maple, and the creek supports a run of Coho salmon. There are toilets near the parking lot. The trail has some challenging (dangerous) points near the falls. Participants should be sure-footed and feel free to turn around if they feel insecure about the trail. Meet at 9:30 at Harmston Road, near the Old church to car pool.
Aug 20, Sunday; Joint CVN/SWI Hike to McKenzie Meadows
An easy, 3 km. one-way hike from the trailhead into McKenzie and Douglas Lakes, and on to McKenzie Meadows, with biologist Loys Maingon. The trailhead starts halfway up Mt. Washington, not at Paradise Meadows, so meeting at the car pool area is required. 4×4 are necessary for logging road access from the Ramparts Chain-up. Meet at the parking area on Mt. Washington Parkway, just off the Inland Highway ( Hwy 19) to car pool.
McKenzie Meadows is located in the south-eastern corner of Forbidden Plateau. A map is available here: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/strath/strath_forbidden_area.pdf
Sunday, July 30, SWI Hike to Hairtrigger Lake
This is a long, Level 2 Hike of about 16 kilometers return, and will take about 8 hours, but well worth the effort. Loys will lead this walk, which will feature the unusual plants and ecology of subalpine ponds. Bring water, wear study hiking boots, and pack a lunch. The weather can change quickly in the mountains, so dress in layers. This is a SWI fundraiser and donations to SWI will be accepted. Sorry, but no dogs please.
Saturday, July 29, 9:30 Public Walk at Little River Regional Park
Loys will lead todays public walk near the Little River ferry terminal. Meet at 9:30 am at park entrance on Wilkinson Road off Ellenor Road. This little park is rarely visited, except by the local residents. The park features two marsh areas, and is a good site for bird watching and just relaxing in general. The park is flat, as befits a foreshore area, and has no facilities.
For details about the park, check out the link below: