Happy BC Day Weekend!
Happy BC day weekend! If you're in the neighbourhood why don't you come up for a hike. The wild flowers are out in full bloom right now and look spectacular. The photo above is a Columbia Lily. The lilies are out on the lower portion of the trail on lower Highway 33 and lower Speculation. Right now there are Asters, Daisies, Lupines, Lilies, Heather, Paint Brush, Fireweed, Sedum and other flowers whose names I don't know out in bloom.
On Monday the Blarney Stone will be having a BC Day BBQ on the outside deck (weather permitting). Hours are noon to 4pm. There will be cold beverages, hot BBQ and ICE CREAM!!!!!
Have you heard of the Big White Challenge? A local Christopher Sherriff came up with this crazy, neat idea. He used the App mapmyrun to document his 'run' on the hiking trail. The fastest time so far is 58min 34s. You can post your times on Facebook in the Big White Challenge group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigwhitechallenge/) . This is just for fun, so be careful and be wise about doing the challenge. Before you do this challenge:
- Make sure you have good sturdy footwear,
- You should hike the hike, and know where you are going,
- Have plenty of water with you,
- Be very aware that weather can change quickly at elevation,
- Have a good time.
We love dogs, and dogs are welcome on the mountain. Dog owners please remember to pick up after your dogs, in the village and up on the mountain. Please keep your dogs on a leash, this is for the dogs safety and the safety of the wild life.