Sunday February 12,
2017 at 1:30 pm
Is 2017 the year that you plan to get out a bit more in nature and
Or, perhaps you are already a routine outdoors’ enthusiast??
Either way, we have something special in store for you to celebrate
the New Year of the Trees. We will take a gentle walk on the wild side at Mount
Douglas Park. This is an easy hike (for the most part), and suitable for
beginners and intermediate hikers. Round-trip takes about 1.5 to 2.0
hours. Our destination will be the peak
of Little Mount Douglas. The aim is to enjoy the journey, and to revel in the
The hike commences at Glendenning trail head off the parking lot. We
begin by following a flat trail through a grove of tall trees. Later on, for
the final 10-15 minutes, there is a rocky path and scrambling to be
encountered. Please go as far along the path as you feel comfortable. From the
peak of Little Mount Douglas, one can see the surrounding farms and landscape
in Victoria. On a clear day, you may even get views of the Olympic Mountains!!
At the conclusion of our walk, there will be a small Tu BiShvat seder conducted
with traditional holiday foods.
WELCOME. Please bring good
walking shoes or boots, hiking poles (if you use them), rain gear, warm
clothing, water and snacks.
Meet at 1:30 p.m. at small parking lot by Glendenning trail head. This parking lot is located at the end of Glendenning Road in
Saanich, at edge of Mount Doug Park. There are
limited parking spaces here. However, more ample parking is available nearby on
the side streets by Winchester and Parkside. A short concrete path leads to the
Glendenning trail head and parking lot.
Carpool from Congregation
Emanu-El at 1:00 p.m.