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
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
‘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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org