January is true "moss month" in the lower mountains. Is it that moss finally grows again in the winter? Or is it a colour thing? Against steely skies, moss looks even more electric. Deep in our forests, the moss is partying like it's 1999. We hope you are deep in the forests partying too. Everyone here at hike-central wishes you all the best for 2023.
Trip Co-Leaders on Offer for New B and C Trip Leaders
Have you been thinking about leading a trip, but don’t know where to start? Is there a group hike you would like to do, but feel intimidated about leading a trip? The club has members who are willing to co-lead a hike with a potential new B or C-grade trip leader! Contact the C-trip coordinator, Ramona at Ramona_muljar@hotmail.com (778-281-3232) for more information and to potentially be connected to a trip co-leader. One advantage to leading is that you get to do the trip you want, when you want, and how you want. Plus all the fame ; )
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Jan / Feb Trip Schedule
|Sat 14 Jan
|Urban Cross-Town Vancouver Hike, North-South, New Brighton Park at the Burrard Inlet to the Fraser River, return by bus
|Tue 17 Jan
|Thu 19 Jan
|Possible Overnight Manning Back Country Ski
|Sat 21 Jan
|A2b, Cypress to Eagle Bluffs
|Tue 24 Jan
|Back Country Ski Trip TBA
|Sat 28 Jan
|Sun 29 Jan
|A2b, To Be Announced Hike
|Tue 31 Jan
|Sun 5 Feb
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Bridle Trail/ Baden Powell loop trail from Berkley Rd to Mount Seymour
|Sat 11 Feb
|Sat 25 Feb
|Killarney Lake/Bowen Ramble
|Sat 25 Feb
Trip Report: Dog Mountain
Photos and report by Carol Kautz,
Emilia Panakova led a beautiful hike up to Dog Mt. There were seven North Shore Hikers, two with snowshoes and the rest with microspikes. We started up the trail at 10:45 AM sharp and hiked up to the top of Dog Mt.
The views were stunning, and it was a beautiful sunny day. It was hard to pass all the people on the narrow, busy well-marked trail with compact snow and ice. Microspikes came in handy.
There was a crazy, curious kleptomaniac crow causing a commotion at the top of the mountain that captivated everyone’s attention. We were all sure that the crow has its own Tupperware tree and is Dog Mountain’s permanent crafty career criminal. While we were at the top the crow stole two Tupperware containers and flew off with them. Then had the nerve to grab an almond out of a hiker’s fingers as it was going into their mouth.
The day was perfect except for the fact that one new North Shore Hiker missed us, because the parking lots are confusing and not marked properly near the top and it was a busy day on the mountain. Thank you, Emilia, for leading this beautiful hike.
Thanks for reading, and spike on.
2022 Photo contest - Runner Up - Scenery