Archive for July, 2016

Reminder: We’re meeting early tomorrow!!

Just a reminder that we are meeting at the top of Cypress bright and early tomorrow morning!

Please be ready to hike at 8:30. Your leaders will be there by 8:15.

Looks like we’ll have great weather, make sure to bring a lunch, snacks, sun screen, bug spray, water etc.

Looking forward to a great hike!


July 29 Last Friday Trek until September! MEET AT CYPRESS TOP PARKING LOT AT 8:30

This Friday July 29, we’ll be doing an extended hike on the Howe Sound Crest trail to St. Mark’s summit! This is an intermediate hike with some substantial elevation gain. We are expecting it to be a 5 hour (approx.) round trip to St. Mark’s and back. There is a shorter alternative, along the way we’ll stop at the Bowen Lookout. Some of you may care to return to the parking lot from there, it’s about 2 hours return.

We’ll be meeting at Cypress in the top parking lot, near the downhill area at 8:30. PLEASE NOTE THIS EARLIER MEET TIME!

Please wear appropriate footwear,bring poles,water,lunch,bug spray etc. Some sections of this trail can be very muddy, let’s hope for dry weather this week!

We’re looking forward to a great hike to end our summer season.

Here’s a link to some info on this trail:

Friday meet at top of St. Mary’s…..NOT CARISBROOKE PARK!

This Friday we’ll be meeting at the top of St. Mary’s Road at 9:15. Then we’ll hike to the powerlines. From there, we’ll follow the St. Georges and Baden Powell trails.

To get there, go north on Lonsdale, then turn right on Braemar Road East. Turn left (north) at St. Georges until you make a right turn at Balmoral Rd. Balmoral continues on to become St. Mary’s, which you’ll follow to the top near Woodale. Should be plenty of on street parking…..and easier to find than it sounds!

This hike is intermediate to intermediate plus with substantial elevation gain. It’s straight uphill to the power lines and continues uphill once into the trails before levelling off.

Make sure that you’re wearing appropriate hiking footwear and bring your poles .

Please join us at 9:15 with your Flex pass, Trail Trekker punch pass, or Rec.Centre annual pass. We’ll take a head count, then hit the trail at 9:30.

See you Friday!

July 15, Meet at Top of Berkley

This Friday July 15 we’ll be meeting on Hyannis Drive and hiking the trails in the Berkley/Seymour area.

To get there, go north on Berkley from Mount Seymour Parkway, follow Berkley to the top then turn left on Hyannis.

This trail is moderate to intermediate with some rooty sections.

As usual, meet your leaders at 9:15 and be ready to leave for this two hour hike at 9:30…..see you then!

Cabin Lake

This Friday July 8, we’ll meet at the Chalet at the top of Cypress Mountain. We’re hiking up the Black Mountain trail to Cabin Lake.
This is a steep uphill and technical downhill. We rate this hike as intermediate +.

Please wear appropriate footwear with good treads and bring poles if you require them.

See you at 9:15 in the Chalet parking lot. The hike will leave at 9:30.

Your leaders will be Femina and Tracy.