Migration Monitor Hike
- PaceTypes ,Brisk,Leisurely
- TerrainTypes Difficult
- PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Peninsula
Location (Google Maps): Parking for all hikes start at km 109.7, 30th Ed Ref Manual. Park adjacent to Cape Chin Mail boxes on Cape Chin North Road
Hike1 (Mar 12, 26, Apr 9): Otter Lake/Cape Chin Loop - see details below
Hike 2 (Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16): Borchardt/Cotrill Lk Loop - see details below
Hike Leader(s): Tamara Wilson Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Brisk, Leisurely
Distance: Each hike ranges 10 to 12 km
Join us as we look for clues of spring's arrival on Cape Chin North. We will alternate two routes on a weekly basis, watching for seasonal changes along the wetlands, small inland lakes, woodlands and escarpment shoreline. We will stop, look and listen for the arrival of plants and flowers, birds and other harbingers of spring. Hikes are weather dependent and will be cancelled for treacherous local driving conditions (mud), rain, snow or very strong winds. Always check the road and weather conditions for the entire length of your trip up as local weather can be quite different. Some hikes may recommend snow shoe hikes (I will let you know). Poles and crampons are recommended for navigating wet and slippery conditions typical of spring hikes. It is recommended to bring snacks and water for the hike. A dry set of socks and shoes is a good idea for the trip home. A sweep, topic experts - all are welcome!
Hike1 (Mar 12, 26, Apr 9): From km 109.7 parking, Otter Lk ST (2.2 km), up Cape Chin N Rd (past Tagwerk) to Cape Chin Meadow ST (1km) to Cape Chin Driveway (2.5 km) to house, North along MT back to parked vehicles (3.6 km ) - Total 9.3 km approx
Hike 2: (Mar 19, Apr 2, Apr 16) - From km 109.7 parking, MT North through Cape Chin Woods to Borchardt Parking (2.3 km), Minhinnik ST (1.7km) to Lillie Parking Lot, Take Cotrill Lk ST (1.4km) to Anne and Clayton Robert's St (turn right) back to Britain Lk Rd (1km). At this point we will either a) follow Britain Lk Rd and reverse the route that we took (Minhinnik to Borchardt back along Borchardt to parking) - approx 12km OR b) if conditions are good, we will follow the Main Trail back along the escarpment to Borchardt PL and hike back to the vehicles along Borchardt.