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Effective July 1st 2021, we will be opening up the club to new members. We have also made a change in the number of events required, before becoming a paid member. Our new policy effective July 1st 2021 is that a newcomer is permitted to join the Club and pay the annual fee after participating in only one (1) event, if they so choose. However they have the option to participate in up to 3 events without paying if they prefer to try more before joining. (This replaces our Club’s past policy that a new participant could not join before completing 3 events). If after 1 event they feel they want to pay their membership fees, they can; this allows them to participate in Paid-up Members only events. There will be some who may not be ready to make that commitment, and to them we will extend the grace period to 3 events. The executive will review these changes at the end of the year.

The maximum number of participants has been changed from 10 to the discretion of the event leader.

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.

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9:30 AM Seymour HIll/Mackenzie Creek.

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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)

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 9:20 AM. North side or upper side of parking area. This 2-Boot hike starts at 9:30 AM and takes approximately 2 1/2 hours at a reasonable pace. Please wear sturdy footwear. Bring poles if you like. Bring a full water bottle. Sorry, no dogs.

Please bring a current emergency contact number.

Current Policy:
Maximum of 8 hikers.

Corner Hill and Dinosaur Ridge West, Sooke Hills

Sooke Hills Wilderness Park parking lot

TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE, PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THIS EVENT. 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.

DETAILS
DEPART trailhead at 9am (plan to arrive NO LATER than 8:50am)
Rating: 3 boot* (see description below)
Length: Approximately 15km
Elevation: 420m
Approximately 6 hours of hiking on a mix of rough and established trails with some steep and muddy/slippery sections
Moderate pace

A good level of fitness is essential for this hike.

This hike is not suitable for anyone with late afternoon plans. Regardless of the stated duration or weather forecast, come prepared to be out all day in rainy conditions. If the forecast changes significantly for the worse (e.g., icy conditions), the hike will be changed or cancelled by 7:30am. Please check the comments section before you head out in the morning.

Hiking boots with ankle support and good tread are necessary for this hike. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.

BRING
Raingear
Minimum 1 litre of water
Lunch and snacks
10 essentials (a flashlight/headlamp and extra layers are essential at this time of year)

Sorry, NO DOGS.

CLUB TREAD BOOT RATING
* 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.

If you have NOT done a 3-BOOT hike with me before, please contact me through the Meetup message service so we can discuss if this hike is suitable for you. Prescreening will not be done on the day of the hike, and is for the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Also, please send your emergency contact details no later than the day before the hike.

By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that you have read the policy below and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver (online).

Link to new rules in place for COVID-19 -- please read before signing up!
https://www.clubtread.org/vct/documents

You might also want to check our document of “Essential Items For Your Day Pack”. Especially important at this time of year is rain gear, an extra layer of clothing, and a headlamp or flashlight. Weather conditions can change quickly, regardless of the forecast.

Please be aware that this is a Club Tread hike and our rules apply. You can read our Application Form and Event Liability Waiver, which are also in the list of files under the “More” link and give a good idea of expectations for hikers and coordinators.

2022 Annual General Meeting & 2021 Hike Presentations - Members Only

Club Tread AGM - Members Only

Agenda
1. Confirmation of 2021 AGM Meeting Minutes
2. Elections
3. New Business
4. Summer 2021 Hiking/Backpacking Presentations:
North Coast Trail
Mount Edziza Expedition

In the next few days CT Executive Reports will be posted to the Club Tread website - Members Area - Members Menu - Members Documents.

Hiking in Southern Rockies

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I’m returning to Fernie next summer for more day hiking. We are staying at the Fernie RV Park. Trip will likely include a bike ride from Cranbrook to Kimberley. We are then thinking of carrying on to the West Kootenays or Golden for more hiking. Let me know if you are interested. Planning meeting later this winter. Note this is a very nice RV park that books up quickly.

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