Sept 2nd, Saturday; Pub to Pub Walk is on!
The planned Pub to Pub walk will proceed, albeit in the reverse direction. We will start at the Salmon Point Pub end , and take the trail to Oyster River. We will return by the same path, and have lunch at the Salmon Point Pub. The trail is flat, and mostly along the ocean front. There are bathrooms at both ends of the walk, but bring water. We will meet at Harmston Road in Courtenay to car pool to Salmon Point.
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