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Thursday average pace long walk Swan/Blenkinsop lake area

Hi everyone

This walk will involve a hill climb up Christmas Hill and then a combination of sidewalks and trails. It is roughly 9km in length and like usual it will take about 90 minutes. The area will be exploring is Swan and Blenkinsop lake.

This is a average pace walk 5.3- 5.7 km/h

 Dirrection to parking lot. You can either drive down Darwin Ave off of Saanich road or take Balnshard to Vernon Ave and as soon as you past the stoplights at Vernon and Ravine way(Save-On foods) turn right at the first driveway and drive down to the lower parking lot.

• Dress for the weather.

 • water

 •  Sorry no dogs

If you have any questions please call me[masked]

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  • Dave

    Perfect pace between getting exercise and enjoying the views. I've lived in the area for over a decade and never hiked xmas hill.

    June 6, 2014

    • Chris P.

      Thanks for the lovely pics, Dave. It helps to remember the nice spots and people.

      June 10, 2014

  • Jo-Anne

    I like this walk, it has varied terrain and wonderful views. Thanks again, Gordon.

    June 6, 2014

  • Gordon F.

    Thanks everyone for another great walk with great friends. Sorry about the second hill na may be a little bit. Have a great weekend and see you next weekend Gordon

    June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As always enjoyed the walk tonight!

    June 5, 2014

  • Patti

    A wonderful walk with very enjoyable company. A beautiful evening!

    June 5, 2014

  • Chris P.

    What a pleasant walk tonight, perfect weather, great views, and always nice people to share it all.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jasmeen

    Sorry to cancel and miss the fun.

    June 5, 2014

  • Suzanne

    I hate to cancel this one -- it's one of my faves! But I'm home with a bad tummy today, so staying close :( Have fun -- see you next Tuesday!

    June 5, 2014

  • Patti

    Yeah my first walk with the group-looking forward to walking in my old backyard!

    June 3, 2014

  • Deb

    Hi Gordon!
    I hate missing this one. Christmas Hill is a lovely spot. But my kids will be here for a visit :D so I must bow out. Hopefully someone else can utilize my spot. Have a wonderful hike.... in the sun!!! :)

    June 3, 2014

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