Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Two Lake Hikes

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Two hikes are on the activity calendar for this coming weekend. On Saturday August 24, join a hike to Hairtrigger Lake. Meet at 8 a.m at the Wilderness Centre for this 18 km, 8 hr. outing, focusing on nature & photography. The pace will be moderate-strenuous & it could be a long day depending on the photo opportunities.

Hairtrigger Lake

Hairtrigger Lake

A hike to Divers Lake is scheduled for Sunday August 25, led by Steve and Marlene Smith, co-founders of Friends of Strathcona Park and the Strathcona Wilderness Institute . Meet at the Wilderness Centre at 9 a.m. for this 6 hr moderate-strenuous outing.

Divers Lake

Divers Lake

“Rossiter and Divers Lake are at the head waters of the Oyster River, added to the Park in the last decade after heavy lobbying by The Friends of Strathcona Park and several individuals. “ says Marlene. “Hear the history from one of these original lobbyists , enjoy a swim and walk around the secluded meadows. This is a dog friendly hike and all dogs are expected to be well socialized and under control at all times and all situations.” Pre-register at coordinator(at)strathconapark(dot)org

For all activities: dress for the weather, wear proper footwear, bring lunch or snacks, water, bug spray and sun protection. No pets please on SWI nature walks & hikes unless otherwise noted. SWI programs are free, although a donation of $5 –10 is appreciated to help with the Institute’s ongoing activities.

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