Mt Horne, Mt Westly and Westley Ridge traverse

-submitted by Mary Hoff

7 hikers met and make the car shuttle for Mt Horne, Mt Westley and the ridge. It was a very hot day views were awesome. Hike took 7.5 hours we did follow the quad trail in places. I kept reminding people to drink we had couple people that ended up with leg cramps but mustard seems to help. I am going to carry some now, LOL

Great group and I enjoyed leading.

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Mount Wesley, high above the clouds

–Submitted by Dean Williams

We had a really nice day for a hike, with no wind, and once we got above the cloud cover it was brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures. John was even down to wearing shorts and a T-shirt, but he spent a lot of years living in Calgary.  It was one of the more interesting views i have had from the lunch spot, with low clouds below as far as the eye could see, with the ridges and peaks poking through, even down to Mt Baker. Another great outing on Vancouver island!


Majestic Mt. Wesley, November 8th, 2014

–submitted by Dean Williams

Seven of Island Mountain Ramblers met at the Cathedral grove parking area, and we were on our way by 9:30, a short walk through the park leading us to the gravel roadway that leads to the cabins along the lake shore and the trail head.

We were met at the Mt. Horne/Wesley junction by John, who had come up from the Horne lake side, and we again set off towards our objective. We had blue skies and some nice views down to Cameron lake, and then over to Horne lake and Georgia strait, which was getting cloud covered by then. We reached the majestic summit about 12:15, signed the register, and walked a bit farther along to a fine viewpoint where we had lunch, and were treated to a cup of hot chocolate that Bill kindly cooked up for us, replete with marshmallows! Thanks again for that Bill!

After a leisurely lunch we made our way back, and were down to the cars by 3:00. It was another great day in the outdoors on Vancouver island with a really nice group of people. Thanks to all who came along.