Join us for a leisurely walk in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs!
The East Sector Lands Recreation Site is a 316-acre nature park located in Harrison Hot Springs. This park in an ecologically sensitive area that is home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, insects, and plants, including several endangered species. The diverse landscape consists of wetlands and both coniferous and deciduous forests. Hope Mountain Centre staff will guide you amongst the cedars and firs along the beautiful 3.4km Bridle Trail, stopping often to share fascinating information about this diverse landscape.
The Bridle Trail Loop is a flat, well-maintained trail with a few boardwalks crossing wetted areas. Surface roots of large cedar and fir braid over the trail, so some ability to navigate over these is necessary. The length of trail is 3.5kms, normally taking approximately 54 minutes to complete, but the HMC Outdoor Educator will stop often and enrich the hike with information on the local flora and fauna and include a nutrition break, lengthening the trip to 2-2.5 hours total.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
8:45-9:00am – Meet at trailhead, introduce HMC leader(s)
9:00-10:00am – Leisurely walk through the trail, stopping to learn about local history, plants, animals and both forest and wetland ecosystems along the way.
10:00-10:25am – Snack/lunch break along trail
10:30-11:30am – Leisurely walk out along the other side of the loop trail and return to the trailhead/vehicles.
Participants will need their own vehicles to get to our meeting places. All locations will be accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles.
Sections of this trail can be muddy, so
- A sturdy walking shoe
- Weather appropriate clothing, dress in easily removable layers
- snack or lunch, packed in a very small daypack so your
hands are free
- Walking poles if needed.
- A sit upon for resting on at lunch if you have one, if not a small foam pad will be provided.
- Binoculars if you have them would be a great addition as there may be
wildlife viewing opportunities.
There is an outhouse located at the trailhead.
Everyone age 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions.
Program is non- refundable!
With consideration of COVID-19 global pandemic, registration will be fully refunded for cancellations with proof of a positive COVID 19 test only. We ask every participant to please avoid contact with others if you are feeling unwell. You must call 604-869-1274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be eligible for a refund.
A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled by HMCOL, participants will receive a full refund of program fees.
Please be aware that our programs run regardless of weather conditions, unless HMCOL determines that it will affect the safety of participants.
A NOTE ABOUT LIABILITY
Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.
Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.
While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave your pet at home.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.