[Sust-mar] Reminder - Herring Cove Backlands Hike is next Sunday (July 16) at 9:30 am

John Brazner johnbrazner at eastlink.ca
Sun Jul 9 12:51:22 EDT 2006

Come celebrate the Ecology Action Centre's 35th Anniversary on Sunday, July 
16th with a first-hand look at some of the Herring Cove Backlands near 
Halifax we are proposing be set aside as wilderness. You will be guided on 
an approximately 3.5 hour hike back into several lakes and across barren 
granite ridges with spectacular views of the surrounding area. The hike will 
be over rugged terrain and will require participants to be in good physical 
condition. A trail lunch, raingear and footwear for crossing rugged and 
sometimes wet terrain are recommended. We will go rain or shine.

Meet at 9:30 am at the bus stop/parking area near the base of the hill in 
Purcell's Cove on the Purcell's Cove Road (approximately 6 km from the 
Armdale Rotary). The parking area is on the right hand side as you go up the 
hill just before you get to Battery Road in Purcell's Cove. The #15 bus from 
Halifax stops right at the trailhead and it is only a 10 minute bike ride 
from the Armdale Rotary. We encourage biking, bussing, or carpooling to the 
start of the hike because it will minimize our impact and parking space is 

For more information contact John Brazner at johnbrazner at eastlink.ca or 

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