Upcoming Walk: Sunday, 15th July 2018, Geology of Karst Creek Nature Trail

SUN. July 15, 10:30 am: Nature Walk – Geology of Karst Creek Nature Trail, Buttle Lake Area

Paleontologist Randal Mindell will lead an easy walk around the 2km Karst Creek trail at Buttle Lake. Meet at the trailhead, on Westmin Road, approx. 22 km south of junction with Highway 28. Drive time from the Comox Valley is about 2 hours. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday, 14th July 2018, McKenzie Meadows Hike

SAT. July 14, 8:30 am: McKenzie Meadows Hike– Subalpine ecosystems

An easy, 3 km one-way hike from trailhead into McKenzie & Douglas Lakes & the Meadows, with biologist Loys Maingon. Meet at Parking area on Strathcona Parkway just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool – a vehicle with good clearance is necessary for logging road access. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Sunday, 8th July 2018, Circlet Lake Hike

SUN. July 8, 8:30 am: Circlet Lake Hike – Avalanche Lily search.

Biologist Loys Maingon will lead this strenuous full-day hike up to the vicinity of Circlet Lake – 20 km round trip. Pack a lunch. Expect wet snow beyond the ridge above Lake Helen Mackenzie . Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 8:30 am. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday, 7th July 2018, Paradise Meadows

SAT. July 7, 9:30 am : Nature Walk – Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #2

Naturalists will lead an easy, 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows loops identifying the subalpine plants and trees.
Meet at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre, Paradise Meadows at 9:30 am. Sturdy footwear is essential – be prepared for sudden changes in the weather in the mountains. Always carry water. No dogs, please. Participants should always check the SWI website for  any changes in scheduling or trail conditions, 24 hours before the scheduled hikes. (http://strathconapark.org). For more information and to pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com

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