Hike along Capilano-Pacific Trail
Join Naomi Ross for a late fall exploration of the Capilano-Pacific Trail This is a beautiful collection of trails with at least 3 viewpoints of the dramatic Capilano River canyon. The trails are lined with Red Cedar, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and nurse-logs of all sizes and ages. It’s the tail-end of the Coho and Chinook salmon run , and, if we are lucky, we will see eagles hunting. Just outside the hatchery there are multiple dead trees where we will likely see Pileated Woodpeckers at work. We will keep our eyes out for American Dippers, Varied Thrushes and American Robins.
There will be a short stop at Cleveland Dam and a longer one at Capilano hatchery. The hatchery is open and has a ladder where we can watch the salmon jumping. There is a covered pavilion at the hatchery and a good spot to enjoy a snack and hot drink.
Although most of the trails are wide and undulating, there are also steep sections with rocks, roots and lots of steps, so please ensure that you are fit enough to do these strenuous areas. The total elevation gain is 268 m and is about 7 km total. Wear sturdy shoes and consider hiking poles. Dress for the weather. Bring a snack, water and a hot drink.
We are meeting at 8:45 for a 9:00 am start. We should be back at the parking area by 12:30. This hike is limited to 12 hikers and pre-registration is required. Contact Naomi Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants are expected to follow the NV Covid Protocol.