This survey is of interest to all SWI and CVN members – anybody who has an interest in the Mount Washington area, it can affect Park usage, so I urge you to circulate it as a notice in the next round of announcements – and post it on our website.
Oct 14, Saturday: Wood Mountain, Meet at Harmston Road at 8:30
Loys and Alison will lead the walk up the Wood mountain. This walk is along the site of the former “Forbidden Plateau ski area. This property has recently been in the news as many of the derelict structures (Lift towers, etc.) will be removed in the near future. The walk is up slope, so wear good hiking shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather. There are no facilities on site. Bring something to snack on, as we usually take a break at the top of the walk to enjoy the view before returning down hill. . Meet at Harmston Road, Courtenay, by the Old Church at 8:30 to car pool. Dress for the weather
Wood Mountain http://islandmountainrides.com/riding-regions/forbidden-plateau>
Oct 7, Saturday: Nile Creek, Qualicum Bay, Meet at Harmston Road
Nile Creek, just north of Qualicum Bay is one of the most popular streams for fly fishing on the east side of Vancouver Island. Per a recent note on the Nile Creek Fly Shop, there are currently lots of chinooks and a few pinks spawning in the stream. In the lower stretches, the trail is an easy walk alongside the Creek. Meet at Harmston Road by the Old Church to car pool.
Oct 1, Sunday: Battleship Lake Mushroom Walk, Mount Washington
This is an easy Public Walk that starts with the boardwalks at Paradise meadows, and then climbs an easy 70 meters to Battleship Lake. The total round trip distance is about 4.5 km. Alison and Loys will lead this walk to view the early fall mushrooms. Meet at the SWI Centre near the trailhead of Paradise Meadows, in the Nordic Ski area. Bathrooms are available near the SWI Centre. Bring water and dress for the weather.