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As a result of COVID -19, ALL Club Tread events are for PAID MEMBERS OF VICTORIA CLUB TREAD ONLY at this time. We ask that you read the new rules available at the link below and abide by them in this time of physical distancing. The rules and guidelines in our standard Club Tread waiver still apply and we ask you to respect the rules laid out in our documents. Let’s be safe and enjoy the outdoors.

Club Tread Documents including COVID 19 policies (https://www.clubtread.org/vct/documents)

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Club Tread Victoria is a hiking club that has been established in Victoria for over 30 years. We are a registered Society. We use Meetup to schedule our hikes and other events. Our day-hiking and walking events on the South Island run year round. In the winter months we also have snowshoeing and ski trips to Mt. Washington, and cross-country skiing closer to Victoria as weather permits. From April to October you can expect hiking, and cycling events in the Cowichan Valley, the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands along with weekend and multi-day trips further afield. You can become a guest member of Club Tread by joining on this Meetup site. After you have participated in three hikes as a guest member on Meetup, you must become a paid Club Tread member to continue participating on our hikes and events. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME HIKES AND ACTIVITIES MAY BE LIMITED TO PAID UP MEMBERS OF CLUB TREAD. GUEST MEMBERS WHO HAVE ONLY SIGNED UP ON MEETUP ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THOSE ACTIVITIES. To become a fully paid Club Tread member you must complete three events and then go to our website http://www.clubtread.org and click on "Join VCT"

Please note: After 12 months of event inactivity your name will be removed from the Victoria Club Tread Meetup group automatically.

Victoria Club Tread Day Hike Rating System

The following legend describes the criteria we use for rating our day hikes. We also have developed rating systems for cycle touring and walks. Other activities are not rated. Day hikes are rated using three factors, distance, elevation gain and trail conditions The trail conditions are for when the trail is in good condition, weather and other variable factors are not taken into account.

Rating Description

* 1 Boot: Easy hike. Suitable for most people. Typically: easy climbs (100m), easy grades, short distances, (less than 5 km), good trail conditions, 1 ­ 3 hours hiking.

* 2 Boot: Average hike. Suitable for most hikers. Typically: moderate climbs (up to 400m), moderate grades, moderate distances (up to 10 km), average trail conditions, 2 ­ 5 hours hiking.

* 3 Boot: Intermediate hike. Suitable for fitter hikers. Typically: harder climbs (up to 600m), steeper grades, longer distances (up to 15 km), rugged trail conditions.

* 4 Boot: Strenuous hike. For the more adventurous. May contain: steep, high climbs, long distances, or poor trail conditions.

Upcoming events (5+)

Alternate trail. Trillium, Seaborn, Mackenzie Creek, return by Bellamy Trail.

Details Note the early start, as we will be hiking for 2.5 hours. Meet at parking Thetis Lake Parking lot We have increase the number of attendees to 12 and we will split the group into two. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Tread will be following the recommended physical distancing rules. Club Tread has enacted policies which you must read before you sign up for an event. By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read the policy applicable and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver you have already signed (online) This event is for paid-up Club Tread Members only. At this time Club Tread is not taking new members, but don't despair, things will get back to normal at some point! Link to new rules in place for COVID-19, please read before signing up! https://www.clubtread.org/vct/documents Meet at the main Thetis Lake parking lot (end of Six Mile Rd) at 9:20AM. The trail has uneven terrain and some steep sections, Some muddy areas and the moss-covered rocks can be slippery. Please wear sturdy footwear. Poles as necessary. 2.5 hour hike. Bring water to drink. No dogs. Current Policy: Maximum of 6 hikers, Sorry, extra participants NOT allowed. Step to the RIGHT side of the trail when other hikers pass our group. Please have with you a current emergency contact phone number. Optional: After the hike, social time in Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, lower area by tennis courts. Bring a chair and socialize on the lawn next to the tennis court. Serious Coffee is open for take-away. Weather permitting.

10:00AM Seymour HIll/Mackenzie Creek. Opt. Outdoor Social JdeF Park after hike.

During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Tread will be following the recommended physical distancing rules. Club Tread has enacted policies which you must read before you sign up for an event. By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read the policy applicable and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver you have already signed (online) This event is for paid-up Club Tread Members only. At this time Club Tread is not taking new members, but don't despair, things will get back to normal at some point! Link to new rules in place for COVID-19, please read before signing up! https://www.clubtread.org/vct/documents Meet at the main Thetis Lake parking lot (end of Six Mile Rd) at 9:45 - 9:50AM. This 2-Boot hike starts at 10:00AM. Seymour Hill, Mackenzie Creek Trail, back on trail between 2 Thetis Lakes. The trail up to Seymour Hill Lookout has uneven terrain and some steep sections, and the moss-covered rocks can be slippery. Please wear sturdy footwear. Poles as necessary. 2 hour hike. Bring water to drink. No dogs. Current Policy: Maximum of 6 hikers, Sorry, extra participants NOT allowed. Step to the RIGHT side of the trail when other hikers pass our group. Please have with you a current emergency contact phone number. Optional: After the hike, social time in Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, lower area by tennis courts. Bring a chair and socialize on the lawn next to the tennis court. Serious Coffee is open for take-away. Weather permitting.

10:00AM Two Thetis Lakes

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During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Tread will be following the recommended physical distancing rules. Club Tread has enacted policies which you must read before you sign up for an event. By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read the policy applicable and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver you have already signed (online) This event is for paid-up Club Tread Members only. At this time Club Tread is not taking new members, but don't despair, things will get back to normal at some point! Link to new rules in place for COVID-19, please read before signing up! https://www.clubtread.org/vct/documents Meet at the main Thetis Lake parking lot (end of Six Mile Rd) at 9:45 - 9:50AM. This 2-Boot hike starts at 10:00AM. New route: Walk around the 2 lakes [this route does NOT include Seymour Hill]. Please wear sturdy footwear. Poles as necessary. 1.5 hour hike. Bring water to drink. No dogs. Current Policy: Maximum of 6 hikers, Sorry, extra participants NOT allowed. Step to the RIGHT side of the trail when other hikers pass our group. Please have with you a current emergency contact phone number.

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