Date: Apr 28, 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Category: Hike

Contact: Mela Brown paganda@gmail.com (please let me know if you are under 19 years old)

Type: LGBTQ+ hike

Objective:  Sugarloaf Mountain via Townsend Hill — 9 km, approx 500 m total gain / 3-5 hours

Cost: nil (if car pooling, gas $ for drivers)

Meeting location:  “the mailboxes” Hwy 14. It’s a community mailbox pull-off located about 5 minutes outside of Langford on Sooke Rd./Hwy 14, as the two westbound lanes become one. Just before the pulloff is a marine supply business at 3740 Sooke Rd. Please see streetview image and map (attached to email).

Description:

Hike for LGBTQ+ folks and our family/partners and/or friends.

Meet at The Mailboxes at 9:30 (approximately 30 min drive from Victoria) and hike for 3 to 5 hours. If you haven’t explored the Sooke Hills yet, this is an excellent intro! If the sky is willing, there will be some nice views of the Olympic Mountains and Victoria.

We will break about every 30 minutes and stop for lunch sometime between 11 and 12 noon. I may adjust objective depending on group speed. I can organize car pooling if people email me if they need or have a ride to share.

No alcohol, drugs or dogs.

Skills Needed: There will be some steep sections going up and down and trail sections where trees have fallen across the trail (so you might have to climb under or over them).

Gear Needed: sturdy footwear, raincoat, daypack with food, water, extra clothes and as many of the 10 essentials as you can bring, maybe hiking poles if you use them.

Max Participants: 8