Join Us – Walk the Historic ‘Wagon Trail’ across the Elphinstone Slopes – Sunday, May 4th

TrailFest-Wagon-Rd-Trail-Pre logging

TrailFest-Wagon-Rd-Trail-Pre logging

Walk the Historic ‘Wagon Trail’ across the Elphinstone Slopes

Mark your calendars for this Sunday, May 4th @ 1PM. Meet along the B & K Rd (off Hwy 101) at the
powerlines.

Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) will be leading a group across a key section of the Trailfest Wagon Rd
Trail (Wagon Trail). Formerly a skid trail, where a team of oxen would pull timber selectively logged back
in the Coastal pioneer days; it’s now a popular hiking & biking route of both local and national
significance.

‘Wagon Trail’ passes through a deep-green forest, crosses numerous step-pool streams that support ideal
amphibian habitat. The trail has been impacted by clearcut logging and not properly restored to any
semblance of its original state.

Flume-Creek-Headwaters-Clearcut

Flume-Creek-Headwaters-Clearcut

Our walk will also take us into one of the finest patches of ‘emerging’ old-growth forests left on the
Elphinstone slopes. Expect to be awed by the wonders of this lush, jungle-like environment. ELF has been
watching over this forest for several years now and had obtained a deferral on its cutting, however plans
have arisen again that should alarm the community. Please join us to learn about forest ecology, local
history and possible future environmental impacts.

Roundtrip 3-4 hours. Bring snacks and water. Hiking Level: Moderate

For more information call 604-740-5654. Email: loggingfocus@gmail.com

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