Calendar of Events

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Please note: Participants need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.

We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.

Date Hikers Walkers Ramblers
Tue May 24

Ashley Hilliard will lead a new hike in the Burgoyne Valley. The first hour will be steep uphill on a rough trail; thereafter moderate, and with a refreshing end. Carpool from ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. or join at the Burgoyne triangle at 10:00 a.m.

Yvonne Gibbon will lead a walk through the Burgoyne Bay area and through Ted Baker's Iris farm. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. to car pool or at Ted Baker's house (185 Furness Rd.) at 10:20 a.m.

Frauke leads a Ramble and visit to private property on Toynbee Rd. Bring a lunch. Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m.

Tue May 31

Susan Hannon will lead a strenuous, rocky and, in places, precipitous hike along the ocean at East Sooke Park. This will be a day long commitment as we will stop on the way back for fish and chips at Cowichan Bay. Meet at Portloch Park at 8:30 a.m.to car pool for the 9:15 a.m. ferry to Crofton. If all goes well, we’ll be back on the 7:40 p.m. ferry.

Lorrie Storr will lead a walk up the Manzanita Trail to Mt. Erskine. This walk is labeled moderate to strenuous, as there is a lot of up hill. It does have lovely forests and views and we will take it slowly. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at ArtSpring to carpool or 10:10 a.m. at the corner of Cranberry Rd. and Mt. Maxwell Rd.

Harold Page takes us to Fulford, with lunch at Rock Salt Cafe. Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m.

Tue Jun 7

Sue and Al Lehmann lead a strenuous hike up Mount Tuam and across and down the Garry Oak meadows. Some sections will be steep. Carpool from ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. or from Drummond Park at 10:00 a.m. Park just past the No Exit sign. Drivers be aware that Mountain Rd is a single lane winding dirt road with potholes.

Harry Burton will lead us on a south end walk of the old Monk property, once a farm extending from King Rd. to the water at the bottom of Stevens Rd. We will visit the Grandmother Tree and have lunch at Hachy's Cove. Carpool from ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or meet the leader at Beaver Point Hall at 10:20 a.m.

Ramble with Sterling and Maureen on Duck Creek. Bring a lunch. Meet at 10 a.m. at Centennial Park.

Tue Jun 14

The de Burghs and family are looking forward to hosting us on Prevost Island. Pre-registration is required. This activity is open to SSTNC members only. Please assemble at the seaplane dock at 9:45, lunch and water in hand, for a 10:00 a.m. departure. Return will be about 2:00 p.m. Cost is $30 if there are at least 40. Cheques are to be made out to the Salt Spring Trail and Nature Club and deposited in the STNC envelope at the Information Centre. First come, first served. Note there is no refund after June 8th unless your place can be filled or the boat is full. For more information, contact John Heddle jheddle@yorku.ca.

Tue Jun 21

The 2015-2016 hiking season ends with the Strawberry Festival at Ruckle Park. This year's event is being organized by the Hikers. Meet at noon in the lower picnic area to enjoy a scrumptious dish of strawberries and ice cream. Remember to bring a dish and spoon! Short walks will be scheduled before lunch.

Tue Jun 21

the Hikers are organizing the Strawberry Festival. If you can be part of the team, please let Jean know. Please join the Walkers if you wish some pre-lunch exercise.

There will be a short walk around Ruckle Park before the Strawberry Festival. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or at the lower picnic area at 10:20 a.m. Pick a leader from those assembled.

Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. to carpool to Ruckle Park. We will Ramble in the Park before the Strawberry Festival. Bring a lunch.

Summer

The club takes a break from scheduled activities over the summer.

Tue Sept 13

The 2016-2017 hiking season begins with the Blackberry Festival at Ruckle Park. Meet at noon in the Group Campground. Bring your lunch and a favourite blackberry goodie to share. Don't forget a bowl and a spoon. Short walks will be scheduled before lunch.

Tue Sept 13

There will be a short walk around Ruckle Park before the Blackberry Festival. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or at the group camp parking lot at 10:20 a.m. Pick a leader from those assembled.

There will be a short walk around Ruckle Park before the Blackberry Festival. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or at the group camp parking lot at 10:20 a.m. Pick a leader from those assembled.

Meet at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. to carpool to Ruckle Park. We will Ramble in the Park before the Blackberry Festival.