October’s Fieldtrip

It’s officially Fall and we are heading out on one of our fieldtrips this Sunday, October 26th!

We are heading out to Chemanius Lake which may be new to some of you.  If so, the directions are: Northbound on Highway 1, after the turnoff for Chemainus look for the MacMillan Bloedell Main. There is a traffic light there. You can turn left and follow the gravel road to the trail (it’s not far, just on the other side of the stop sign), but if you go past the light on the highway and turn at the left turn lane at the very next road, River Road (no light), you will be able to drive on a paved road. The lake is on the right, about 3 minutes up the road. There is a parking lot.  Allow approximately 30 minutes from Shawnigan Lake.

Due to the travel time involved let’s meet a little bit later at 8:30am

 As per usual bring the usual provisions such as small snacks to share, cup to cheer, camera and happy attitude!  This particular route is of a beginner level with a few ups and downs but nothing too steep.  It may be a bit muddy due to the rain…. Speaking of which, dress for rain!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all and if you have any questions please feel free to email me back….

Until then,

Captain Tailfeather

Take A Hike!


September’s Hiking Fieldtrip

Welcome to Fall All!

As we transition into the wetness of our island winters we will be enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Cowichan River Footpath this upcoming Sunday, September 28th.

We will meet at the Glenora Trails Head Park (http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/index.aspx?NID=210) at 8:00am.

*if you are early and the gate is locked, please don’t worry as they open it pretty close to 8:00 exactly!

Please bring the usual:

  • Small snacks to share
  • Glass to cheer
  • Plate, utensils or whatever you need to feel civilized
  • Camera
  • Your amazing self!

This is a nice rolling strolling trail with a biiiiiig down at the beginning and a biiiiig up later on with some exposed roots in between, please wear good solid footwear and bring trekking poles if you have them.

Looking forward to seeing y’all!

Cap’n Tailfeather