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.
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Sunday, July 23, Wild Ginger and Shepherds Creek Trails, Buttle Lake
Strathcona Park is more than just Paradise Meadows. Today’s SWI walk will introduce you to the other side of the park, from the shores of Buttle Lake. We will meet at the Courtenay Country Market at 8 am to car pool through Campbell River and on to Buttle Lake. If you are traveling direct, the trailhead is opposite the Ralph River Campsite, and we will be gathering there. Bring water and a snack, and dress for the weather and wear sturdy boots. No dogs please. There is no charge for this walk, but donations to SWI will be accepted
Sunday, July 16, Trees and Lichens in the Subalpine
Forester Margaret Symon will lead the combined SWI and CVN group around Paradise Meadows on an easy 2 to 2.5 hour walk today. Margaret will identify the trees and lichens. There is no charge for this walk, but donations to SWI will be accepted.