Island Mountain Ramblers

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Christie’s Falls – Thanksgiving Ramble

–submitted by John Robertson

There was a perfect weather window for a short early morning hike from Ladysmith to see the state of Christie’s Falls. The falls are starting to fill out, but there’s a long way to go, before the reach their mid-winter glory. As a bonus, that area has a lot of fall colour at this time.dsc_2594-01

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Mount Tzouhalem Fall Hike from Genoa Bay

–submitted by Matthew Lettington; 

–photographs by Brian Parsons

Light gray clouds hung low in the Saturday morning sky as four Island Mountain Ramblers set out on the day’s journey : summit Mount Tzouhalem from Genoa Bay. Matthew carried 3-year-old Hemingway on his back as he led the two newest Island Mountain Ramblers on their hike across the south facing slopes, toward the beautiful summit ridge.

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Maple Mountain Loop

–submitted by Ken Warren

Eight of us set out on a Maple Mountain loop from Chilco Road on Saturday. Maple Mountain is the best marked and mapped trail system I’ve found on the Island, in that trail marking is frequently updated and the actual trails correspond exactly with the mapped trails. We set out along the blue trail and switched to the yellow, walking parallel to the water to our first break at Grave Point and the opening of Sansum narrows.

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