Date Day Description Rating Contact Phone
29-Aug Sun Greendrop & Linderman Lakes.  Total 13km, 400 m elevation gain, return trip about 6 hours. We will pass Lindeman Lake, which is a beautiful blue-green lake in a narrow valley, on the way to Greendrop Lake which is the destination. Part of the route crosses boulder fields, so some rock-hopping/scrambling is involved.  C3 D.  Cater 604-341-2846
31-Aug Tuesday Elfin Lakes. This a great 22 km return trip hike with about 600 m elevation change. This is one of the most scenic hikes near Vancouver. .(Note: this hike is subject to change depending on weather or trail conditions)  C4 S. Liang sliang00@yahoo.com
5-Sep Sun Cheakamus Canyon - hike/swim.
This hike starts in Paradise Valley, just north of Squamish. The trail gradually climbs up the valley and then ascends along the side of the canyon. Great views up and down the canyon and also across to Cloudburst Mountain and the Tantalus range beyond. If weather is warm, we may swim in beautiful Starvation Lake. About 4-5 hours round trip. (High clearance vehicle preferred to get to trail-head).
B3 D.  Cater 604-341-2846
12-Sep Sun Buntzen Lake to Sasamat lake. The start from Buntzen Lake is via the beginning of the Diez Vistas trail. Total distance 12 km return and an elevation gain of 250 m. B3 G & R Laman 604-451-8445
19-Sep Sun Galiano Island - Mount Galiano.
We will catch the 9.55am morning ferry from Tsawwassen (as walk-on passengers) and return later in the evening. Total distance is about 15km with 300m elevation gain. Spectacular views on a clear day.  Walking is mostly along well maintained trails with a few short sections along quiet country roads. We will have dinner at the Hummingbird pub before completing our walk to the ferry terminal in time to catch the 7.55pm ferry, arriving in Tsawwassen at 8.50pm  Contact David for details on costs and ferry times.
C3 D.  Cater 604-341-2846
26-Sep Sun High Falls Creek (Squamish area)
On a nice day this hike presents expansive views over Squamish River valley and Tantalus Mountain range beyond. The falls should have plenty of water going over them by end of September. There are a few rock scramble parts on the way up, but chains and ropes provide extra hand holds. About 640 m elevation gain, 12 km round trip, about 6 hours. (Some vehicle travel along a reasonably well maintained gravel logging road to get to the trail-head, 2wd car is fine)
C4 D.  Cater 604-341-2846
3-Oct Sun Hollyburn Peak hike. This is an easy paced hike to the top of Hollyburn. The trail is accessed from the cross-country ski parking lot at Cypress Mountain. The trek is about 8km return with a 450m elevation gain. On a good weather day, the 360’ views from the top are well worth the effort to ascend the steeper sections. B3 G & R Laman 604-451-8445
11-Oct Monday Elgin Heriage Park and SunnySide Acres Urban Forest, South Surrey/White Rock part II
Come and enjoy this beautiful Fall hike before your Thanksgiving dinner. Meet at South Surrey Recreation Center Parking Lot. Start our morning walk around SunnySide Acres Urban Forest. Then follow Semiahmoo Trail down to explore Elgin Heritage Park and Nicomekl River area
A2 S. Liang sliang00@yahoo.com
15-Oct Friday TBD   Helen Y yhelen@hotmail.com
17-Oct Sun Slhaney Peak (Squamish area)
Slhaney peak is tucked in behind Stawamus Chief and its 3 peaks – like the quiet sister who hides behind her bigger brothers. This hike makes a nice change from doing the Chief, and there are usually much fewer other hikers! 15km round trip and 550m elevation gain. About 6 hours round trip.
C3 D.  Cater 604-341-2846
24-Oct Sun Old Buck Trail to Historic Mushroom Parking Lot, via the Baden Powell Trail. Trail head is at Hyannis Point, North Van. Hiking time is about.5 hours with an elevation gain of 350 m.   B3 G & R Laman 604-451-8445
31-Oct Sun Killarney Lake and Dorman Point, Bowen Island. Our 3rd annual BOC Fall Bowen Island outing. Enjoy a short scenic ferry ride to beautiful Bowen Island. We walk from the Snug Cove terminal to Killarney Lake and back, then head to Dorman Point for great views of Howe Sound. We will take 10:15am ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island. B2 S. Liang sliang00@yahoo.com