The mountain hike is a decades-long tradition that I started attending as a child, and then for which I took over the leadership at least 25 years ago and have lost count when this happened. We generally leave shortly after lunch on Sunday in car pools from the parking lot driving 5km north to Lakeview, parking on the right side of Hutton Road. The hike itself is about 400’ elevation, half flat, half climbing. We take about 40 minutes to climb, a half hour break at the top to enjoy the view, have a snack and take an annual group photo, then hike down. The whole outing is about 2.5 hours. It is suitable for parents with babies in backpacks or slings, active children 4 and up to active seniors in their 70s. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a water bottle and a small snack. The lower part of the route changes every year due to dynamics in the forest, but the upper route is relatively stable. We’ve been very lucky with rain almost every year I can remember. It is possible to see the main lodge and the Studio Gaby from the peak.

Join us this October!


Guy Briggs