Hike: Vortex Mountain to Agate Mountain Fire Lookout


July 23rd, 2023    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Riverside Centre
118 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, British Columbia, V0X 1W0

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Hello members, a naturalists’ outing is organized for this coming weekend. It involves driving up a gravel road which will not necessarily be in good condition, so it is suggested that only vehicles with high clearance are desirable. There are no water bars to hinder travel (as far as I know).
Destination: A hike from Vortex Mountain to Agate Mountain Fire Lookout and back. From Vortex Mountain you will get an incredible view of mountains to the West. From there we follow an existing old trail which is an old road that goes all the way to Agate Mountain. Along the way there may still be some flowers, although in spring this area is covered in amazing flowers, but with this hot weather they may not be around. Also a pair of peregrine falcons have been seen at the top of Agate Mountain. From the lookout you get a splendid view of the Similkameen Valley.
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Departure Time: 9:00 am
Meeting Place: Riverside Parking Lot
Duration of hike: 3 to 4 hours
Level of difficulty: moderate
Other: Bring a lunch, plenty of water (promises to be a hot day) sun screen,
mosquito repellent, sun hat, sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
For more information phone 295 7154 or email mhmasiel@gmail.com
Hope to see you on Sunday.
John & Mary