Want to be outside, active, and educated at the same time?
Then come experience the Ripple Rock Ttrail with Museum summer students Delaney, Melissa and Chris as your guides on Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The trail itself is approximately 8 km round trip and will take about 3.5 hours to hike.
If you plan to attend you should bring water, sunscreen, a hat, a snack, bug spray and wear good walking shoes and apparel.
There will be a stop at the bluff at the end of the hike for lunch and or a snack and of course, enjoy the panoramic view of Seymour Narrows.
The trail skirts along the shore of Menzies Bay and Nymph Cove all the way up to the bluff looking over Seymour Narrows. Ripple Rock was a twin peaked mountain that lay only nine feet below the surface of the water at low tide. During tidal changes, the massive amount of water being pushed through the channel can run at speeds of up to 15 knots. The water moving by the obstacle at such high speeds created rough turbulence and whirlpools 20-30 feet in diameter that could destroy small ship and pull powerful vessels into the rock, making one of the greatest navigational hazards of the northwest.
The cost for this excursion is $5 per person, and the hike is designed for people ages 16 and up. Participants will need to register by 3 p.m. today as space is limited. To register, go to the museum, 470 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC V9W 2B7. For further information call the summer students at 250-287-3103 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.