Upcoming Walk: Sunday, 9th April 2017, Ripple Rock

Sunday, 9th April, Ripple Rock , meet at Courtenay Country Market at 9 am

On April 5th, 1958, the largest non-nuclear man-made explosion to date occurred at Seymour Narrows, just north of Campbell River. The 1270 metric tons of Nitramex 2H explosives was loaded into tunnels coming from Maud Island, on the east side of the narrows. Ripple Rock had been a long time danger to shipping on the inland passageway, as its two peaks almost broke water at low tides. The risk of grounding was increased due to the high volumes of water that flow during full tides. We will meet at the Courtenay country Market, 5352 Old island Highway across form Sunnydale golf course at 9 am. The drive to the trail head is about 45 minutes, and the walk around 3 hours return. For more details check out this link:


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