~ submitted by Karen Armitage
October 27th, 2018
Co-operative weather, beautiful colours and interesting conversation characterized a Ramblers Maple Bay hike on Oct. 27. The four of us (including a first-timer) headed out from the Chilco Rd trailhead at 9:15 am.
Following the Blue-Pink-Yellow trails, we covered approximately 15 km before arriving back at our car-pool vehicle at 4:15 pm. Maple leaves, oak leaves, a variety of mosses, and massive Arbutus trees provided plenty of eye candy. Conversation topics ranged from kayaking, RV design, ethnic recipes, jail breakouts, hiking gear (always…) and family.
The trail was quite dry, and I was surprised to see that the usual creeks were dry as well. The municipality has done an excellent job of adding signage and maps to the major trail intersections. We met a few other hikers but I’m always amazed at how private this trail system feels. The power station(?) at the summit is an eyesore, but the yellow trail in particular offers a variety of landscapes and good views of Samsum Narrows.
Thanks to Seonok, Bob and Janice for sharing their Saturday.
Photo Credits: Bob Yip and Karen Armitage