Tuesday, October 20, 2020

North Shore Rescue Book

 Our society has not received or read this book but think that it might be interesting.


Hello, Bear Mountain Trail Society ...

I have a bit of news to pass on to people interested in travelling into the wilderness ….

My book North Shore Rescue – If You Get Lost Today, Will Anyone Know? - has just been published and is available for sale. I believe this is the only book ever published that focuses on volunteer search and rescue personnel.

I have created a website to help with book promotion and marketing, and that site is at http://northshorerescuebook.com/ All of the current retail distributors are listed on the Ordering the Book page of the website.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate this information to people in the Bear Mountain Trail  Society as I am relying heavily on word-of-mouth marketing to create demand for the book.

I am hoping this book circulates widely throughout Canada and other countries so people will better understand what volunteer SAR teams do for their communities.

All the best, safe travels.


Allen Billy | billys@shaw.ca

Monday, July 8, 2019

Lynn Headwaters: The Place of Vision

Hiking Event - Lynn Headwaters

Sunday, July 14, 2019
9:30 AM PST - 3:30 PM PST

Place - Lynn Headwaters Regional Park (Google Map from Agassiz)  
It is about 1:45 hours from Agassiz

For more than a century, the area that is the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park has been a place where people come seeking a vision of life. Whether the vision was one of artistic fulfillment, mineral wealth or renewal of life, the peaks and valleys of Lynn Headwaters have been a magnet for seekers.

Join Lynn Headwaters researcher Lloyd Knutsen on an 11 km hike as he tells stories of some of the prospectors, poets and climbers who travelled the Headwaters.

Posted with permission by Stephen Mullock

Friday, November 23, 2018

Todd Kabaluk - Director Bear Mountain Trail Society

Todd Kabaluk

It is difficult to reflect on my outdoor life because it is so much part of me. I get a trip idea in my head and everything in my being conspires to make it happen. This has landed me in interesting places in the world: climbing in the Bolivian Andes; canoeing on the south China Sea; jungle exploration in Ecuador. I love outdoor sports for fitness, discovery, adventure, and thrills (different from adventure!) and sometimes get a sense of how these qualities inspire me artistically. Living in Agassiz is the perfect place to keep my mind scanning for wilderness experiences and I’m excited that the Bear Mountain trail will place an entrance into the wilderness right in our backyard. The first thing I want to do is run through the forest from Agassiz to Harrison Hot Springs, have a coffee, then run back.

Todd Kabaluk

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bleeding Heart in the Woods

Pacific Bleeding Heart © Stephen Mullock

This time of year the coastal forests are full of flowers, one of my favourites is the Pacific Bleeding Heart. A heart shaped blossom, pink-purple in colour on a short stem gives rise to its name. Sometimes they are found in groups and other times off by themselves. Whenever they are found it is always a welcomed sight.

They are some of the plants to be found along our proposed trail.

Happy Trails.

Friday, June 30, 2017

O Canada 150 Birthday

This weekend marks a very special Birthday for Canada.  The Bear Mountain Trail Society wants to wish all our fellow Canadians and visitors to have a fun and safe Canada Day.

Please be respectful of our great outdoors and leave nothing in the woods except your footprints.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Support from Friends of the Green Grind

To whom it may concern,
I am writing you today on behalf of the Friends of the Green Grind.  Five years ago, my husband and I decided to explore the trail for ourselves after hearing such great things about it.  We were so pleasantly surprised to find the challenging up hill climb, combined with the beauty and peacefulness of the forest. We invited friends to join us and arranged a schedule of three times a week to climb the hill together.  We met frequently, joined by family members, pets and out of town friends who all enjoyed the trail with us.  My husband started timing himself and used the trail as a fitness challenge, as did many in our group.  I enjoyed walking up the trail at a steady pace, enjoying the conversations around me, as well as stopping to admire the ferns and moss growing on the mighty trees and the wild flowers growing along the path.  
We have enjoyed reading the log book that is tucked in a space at the top of the grind.  People have commented on the birds they have seen, the weather and even named each wild flower they saw.  We loved to comment in the book ourselves, sometimes recording how long it took to go up, or to report the highlights of the things we experienced.
We have come across many hikers through the years.  We have seen the same people, with their dogs by their side, and have met new people, some with small children, some with walking sticks and some running up and down for the 5th time in a row, as they train for various trail runs.  One year we even welcomed in the New Year, with a small campfire, nestled in the snow and the full moon shining above us.
The trail meets the needs of young and old, fitness fanatics and nature lovers.  I would love to see improvements made to the trail, especially the extension out to Harrison, as proposed by the Bear Mountain Trail Society.  Please feel free to check out my Facebook page, The Agassiz Green Grind, which has received many “likes” and has beautiful photography to show off all its beauty, walking up our hill.

Wendy Weaver