Ready to hike? Riley Creek reopens

  • Jun. 13, 2008 9:00 a.m.

Submitted by the Sierra Club–This summer marks the Sierra Club’s sixth year organizing a series of outings. Building on the success of previous years, in partnership with the QC Visitor Centre, the club will be guiding locals and tourists alike to beautiful lakes, rivers and mountains of Haida Gwaii. This year, we plan to hike up Sleeping Beauty and Mt. Moresby, sun ourselves on Yakoun lake, hike into the bog of North Naikoon Park and hike to the Tlell River Falls. Our first hike of the summer is on Sunday, June 22 on the newly reopened trail (4 km return / 3½ hrs) Riley Creek trail. It begins near the bridge crossing Riley Creek and follows a salmon creek through old growth forest to a beautiful west coast beach. Closed for several years due to a massive windfall, this trail has seen some major work this spring, thanks to the Ministry of Tourism. There’s a stream crossing which can be difficult so experienced hikers only please. The meeting spot for all our hikes is at the Visitor Centre parking lot in QC. Partnering groups for organizing the hikes are Island Hikers, Tlell Watershed Society, Mount Moresby Adventure Camp and Friends of the Yakoun. Pre-registration is mandatory, done easily by dropping by or calling the QC Visitor Centre at 559-8316 or by email at info@qcinfo.ca. Keep your eye on the Observer or the posters around town for information on upcoming hikes in the series!

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