Mt. Prevost-Remembrance Service

–submitted by Mary Hof
For 21 years the Cowichan Hikers have been doing a Remembrance Day Service at the cairn on Mt. Prevost, on Remembrance Day. I invited the Ramblers to join. Starting with a welcome as we watched 6 planes flying below, it was very moving. We followed with the trumpet recording of the The Last Post at 11am. We had 2 minutes of silence followed by trumpet playing the Reveille. Flanders Fields was read followed by a Prayer.

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Mount Apps

September 30th, 2023

~ submitted by Mary Hof

Today I led a group of 8 on a hike to Mt. Apps for the Island Mountain
Ramblers.

Mt Apps is the second highest summit in the Beaufort Range and overlooks the east
coast of Vancouver Island as well as the Alberni Valley to the west and south.
It also presents excellent views of the southern part of Strathcona Provincial
Park to the northwest. We could see forever today.

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Mount Richards

–submitted by Mary Hof

Well it was to be the Sooke Hills with 10 people plus 3 others from Cowichan. The day of the hike it was Mt. Richards with 2 Ramblers and 3 other friends. I don’t blame anyone for canceling in the wet forecasted weather report for sure, I myself do not like hiking in rain. I must say 50 emails later of either people canceling or adding their name is a bit of a comedy. I changed it to Mt. Richards as Duncan was mid way between Victoria and Nanaimo. I want to thank Danial for braving the weather and coming out from Nanaimo. As it turned out we got no rain, and we had a wonderful hike. I did a different route from what Danial did before and he was very pleased. 

Mary Hof