The larch should be at their best by the October hike.

The larch should be at their best by the October hike.

Annual Larch hike

Join Nature Park Society members for a guided hike

Kimberley Nature Park Society offers you a chance to get out on the trails to enjoy the western larch trees before they shed their needles. The annual Larch Hike will take place on Sunday, October 19 and is suitable for all walkers. We expect the larch to be at their brilliant, golden best and interspersed with the green shades of the pines and firs. The various willows and shrubs add to the colour mix with their yellow and red fall hues.  Join us for this hike to Dipper Lake before the wind strips the needles and leaves for another year.

There are two starting points. You can choose to meet at the Nordic Centre at 9 a.m. for a mainly-flat eight kilometre round-trip lasting about four hours. Or you can meet at the junction of St. Mary Road and Mathew Creek Road at 9:30 a.m. for a short car pool then a moderate four kilometre round-trip hike for approximately three hours.

Both parties will meet at Dipper Lake where you have the option of exchanging car keys with a friend and hiking out the other route.  For information call Struan Robertson (427-5048). Always a popular end of season outing, the Larch Hike offers outdoor exercise with friends before the cooler weather sets in.