According to the Interwebs, in order to navigate Tiger years, we will require bravery, courage and strength. Here are a few shots from a recent unintentional trip to Wag Peak that probably required all three! This hike didn't go exactly as planned (surprise) but ended well. Let's hope all your trips run smoothly in the Year of the Tiger. Read the trip report here.
Want to join in on a trip? If you are a member, you can click here to find out more. Not a member? Well, then you can't. But, hey why not just join us to find out more? Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are super awesome, brave, courageous and strong (also humble). Tigers only need apply : )
Sat 5 Feb 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
C Hike C3c
Mount St. Benedict snowshoe hike
Sat 5 Feb 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Hike A2b
Pace: medium; the equivalent of 6 km/hour on flat wide surface such as the seawall
Sun 6 Feb 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cycle trip-easy-Vancouver route
Thu 10 Feb
Tunnel Bluffs Mid-week hike
Sat 12 Feb 8:45 am
A Hike A1a
Minnekhada Park Loop A1a Normal
Thu 17 Feb
Sat 19 Feb
C Hike C3c
Lookout Pk (Harrison Lake)
Medium Fast Pace
Mon 21 Feb
Mon 21 Feb
Family Day Two Bridges Bike ride
Sat 26 Feb
A Hike A2b
Blue Gentian Lake Loop A2b
Slow relaxed pace
Sat 26 Feb
D Hike D3d
Lone Bear Pk
long tough trip - possibly 2 days
Mon 28 Feb
B Hike B2b
Elk Mountain Snowshoe Hike
moderate pace, not slow
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North Shore Hikers Remove Graffiti
On a recent hike, North Shore Hikers removed graffiti from a sensitive First Nations site featuring pictographs. Tagging pictographs? Whaaaa? That's just super uncool. Thanks to member volunteers who helped out.
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The project will replace the kiosk at the Rubble Creek and Taylor Meadows trail junction, about 6.5 km from the parking lot.
Ten volunteers are needed for September 18 and 19. The work will be labour intensive but special skills aren’t needed.
Volunteers will help:
Dismantle the old kiosk;
Dig posts for the new kiosk;
Build the new kiosk.
While building supplies will be flown in, you will be carrying tools and equipment from the BC Parks toolshed at Taylor Meadows. You'll also help carry water from Barrier Lake for the kiosk's new concrete posts.
Free overnight camping will be provided at the Garibaldi Lake campsite for volunteers. (Volunteers must have and bring their own overnight gear and supplies.)
Whether you're experienced with trail work or not, this is a great opportunity to give back to the trails you love!
There is a new group on Bowen Island, Bowen CAN (Community And Nature) which recently put together a fact sheet to address the concerns many islanders have with the way trail use on Mt. Gardner is being managed.
Specifically there is concern about the growing use of motorized vehicles on the mountain and lack of public consultation.
Given that there used to be people from off-island who also enjoy hiking Mt. Gardner, they sent this fact sheet to NSH, asking that we share it with our members.
This fact sheet was put together in January 2020 before the current Covid-19 pandemic evolved, and therefore does not mention any resulting restrictions to trail access on Mt. Gardner.
Bowen Island Municipality and Tourism Bowen Island are asking that people not visit Bowen Island and its trails during the current Covid-19 emergency according to BowenTrails.ca.
At Porteau Road Hwy 99 exit parking lot this sign is posted :
Follow the pylons with a hiking symbol to get to the HSCT Howe Sound Crest Trail along detour via old trail and back onto access road to Deeks Lake :
Descend the exit road back down south to Hwy 99 level. Then turn sharp left onto old trail where an old fence meets the highway.
Ascend old trail for about 1km. This trail has been reactivated with new steps, and brush and logs cleared. Where the old trail used to go straight up towards the gravel access road follow the new trail turning to right, parallel and just below the access road. After another 300m or so the new trail joins back onto the access road to Deeks Lake.