The Extension Ridge Trail is an approximately 9 km walk. After an initial moderate climb of 400 meters length onto the ridge the rest of the hike is easy rise & fall along the ridge. This walk is a local favorite.
Offering distant views of Nanaimo and westward views of Extension. A 30 minute rest/snack/lunch stop at “the bench” on the ridge, overlooking the settlement of Extension is the midpoint of the walk. Lots of semi shade on this walk.
The Abyss is a fascinating earthquake fissure which resulted in a gaping crack in the ground.
No outhouse available. No dogs, just too many bears lately.
Meeting point: Transcanada Trail on Harewood road, under the powerlines.
GPS Coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Disclaimer: You are fully aware that your hosts are volunteers and not trained guides and you assume all responsibility for your own safety and well-being. By signing up to this event, you agree to our waiver available here: https://www.meetup.com/Nanaimo-Day-Hikes-Meetup/pages/22791742/waiver/ . All participants are expected to act as a responsible member of the group. Shared values of this trip include personal responsibility and mutual reliance.
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