Mt. Doug Hiking


When my daughter was about four years old, we used to play a game called how do you know when it’s Spring in Victoria?”
Her answer was “that’s when the double-decker buses come out.”

Well, I haven’t seen a double-decker tour bus yet, but there are leaves budding everywhere in the park. What a difference a couple of weeks makes.

I thought this might be a good time to state the obvious with a few pictures and links.

Cyclists are only allowed on Churchill Drive, the paved road that goes to the top of Mt. Doug, but they can lock their bikes and practice the running category for triathlons on any of the hiking trails.

While frequent users of the park are used to dogs off the leash, anyone may be startled by no owner in site, and two big dogs gallomphing down a trail in a race to their water bowl. I’ve seen gentle hikers knocked over by “friendly” dogs. Remember, dogs off the leash is not a right.

Check the blog roll link at the right to Mt. Doug Park Society for updates, and be sure to read their latest newsletter for upcoming events, and to sign up for membership and volunteering.

As well, here is the Garry Oak Project site.

http://www.saanich.ca/gorp/douglas.html

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