Field Trip Schedule

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Saturday, September 2
Birding Port Coquitlam's Pitt River Dyke

Join Larry Cowan for a half-day birding field trip along Port Coquitlam’s Pitt River Dyke north from the east end of Nicola Place back to the parking lot at DeBoville Slough. On last year’s fourth September field trip for this route we added another 8 species to this growing list bringing the total to 68. This route covers excellent dyke-side habitats. Come out and help us add to the total. Meet in the main parking area at Cedar & Victoria Drives (DeBoville Slough) in Port Coquitlam at 0900. We will then carpool to our starting point on Sherling Place. 604-370-0931.


Saturday, September 2
Three Brothers Backpacking Trip

Moderately strenuous two night backpacking hike, beginning Saturday morning and returning Monday afternoon. The destination will be the Buckhorn campsite on the Heather Trail in Manning Provincial Park. Each hiker must be self-sufficient for food, supplies and equipment, though sharing of equipment is encouraged and carpooling will be arranged. Please note that we'll be camping at a high subalpine elevation where cold and damp nights are expected, and possibly frost and snow. Leaders are Bill Kinkaid and Daphne Nagorsen; please contact by Friday 24 August. Limit of twelve participants.


Friday, September 8
Hollyburn Mountain Trail (to Peak) – Cypress Provincial Park (difficulty rating C5)

Leader: Kitty Castle. 5 hrs; 8 km return; 430 m elevation gain. Hike will include stop at newly restored Hollyburn Lodge. Boots with good ankle support essential; hiking poles recommended. Dress for changing mountain weather. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet at Hollyburn Nordic Area BC Parks Kiosk at 10 a.m. Contact Kitty at 604-980-9464 or for further information.



Sunday, September 17
Whistler/ Blackcomb Botanical Themes and Variations #3 – Blackcomb Circuit Hike (difficulty rating C7)

Hike Location: Blackcomb Summer Hiking Trails;  Meeting Point: Park Royal South Macdonalds;  Meeting Time: 7:30am;     Preregistration required

This is the third in a series of three botanically focused day hikes on summer trails in the Whistler/Blackcomb alpine area.  Inspired by the "Musical Bumps" and "High Note" trails, this "Botanical Themes and Variations" series will hopefully allow us to enjoy a symphony of alpine flowers as they develop through the season.  The hikes will be a full day, but moderately paced to allow time for photos.  On this "late season" hike we will take a second look at flowers along the Alpine, Overlord, Lakeside & Decker Loop trails for a total hike length of ~10km with ~390m of elevation gain.  There may be the potential for people who want a shorter outing to opt out of some trail sections but an additional leader will not be provided.

At this time we can expect to see asters and many other late season blooms as well as early fall colours in the meadows.   If there has been rain we may even find mushrooms.

The Peak to Peak 360 - Summer Season Access Pass  (advance purchase recommended) gives unlimited trips on all gondolas and lifts from May to early October.  If purchased a least two days ahead it costs $79.95 (Adult) and $69.95 (senior) which is only 30% more than a single day pass.

Pre-register with trip leaders Teresa Gagné & Denis Laplante <email: d_t_01 (at) shaw (dot) ca> home: 604-437-4453.