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Let's climb Bear Hill

Hello everyone

This is another new walk this week.

We will be walking along the North side of Elk Lake until we reach Bear Hill regional park. Then it is a steady uphill climb to the top. Then we will head down the west side to Bear Hill Rd then back to Elk Lake.

The park features some of the oldest rock on Vancouver Island and gentle to steep forest trails. A profusion of wildflowers in the spring,mixed woodland of western red cedar, Douglas fir, Garry oak and arbutus and great views of the Saanich Peninsula and Haro Strait

The last 2 time I walk the trail I saw deer.

Distance: approx. 6-7km

Average pace[masked]km/h maybe slower on the up hill portion

Terrain: dirt trails, roots, mud, one steep hill, and steep downhill, and a small road section.

If you have any question please call me[masked]

Things to bring:

• Water you will want it after the up hill climb

• Bring your cameras the views and the wildflowers are great.

• Dress for the weather.

•SORRY NO DOGS

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  • Gordon F.

    Thanks everyone for joining me for our first group hike up Bear Hill. The weather was perfect and we even got to some of the spring flowers. Until next time. Be safe and your walks/hikes
    Gordon

    May 7, 2014

    • Sangita S.

      Nice pics Rajesh..Thanks for sharing...

      May 7, 2014

  • Dean

    Nice route in nature..

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Sangita S.

    Thank You Gordon for arranging a beautiful scenic hike...

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Judi K

    Great hike! Thank you Gordon and glad that you're feeling so well.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Kenneth

    sorry, Not feeling great after long trip to Ottawa. Jet lagged!

    May 6, 2014

  • Jamai S.

    I'm out. This darn knee is keeping me on the sidelines. Enjoy up and down.J

    May 6, 2014

  • Herb S.

    I was so looking forward to this because I was home sick all weekend....but you gotta take care of yourself, so I called in sick and it's off to the clinic for me. See you all next time. Have fun.

    May 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Gord - pulled my back gardening and trying to ignore it but it won't go away. Can't make the walk tomorrow.

    May 5, 2014

  • Deb

    I'm sorry, Gordon. I hate to miss this one, its a great hike. I hope it will be offered again. Have a great evening!

    May 5, 2014

  • Maureen White M.

    Sorry Gord, K has a ball game just found out, her schedule is week to week. Hopefully one of these days

    May 4, 2014

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