Lopez Community Trails Network announces 2015 hikes

“The Lopez Community Trails Network (LCTN) is again scheduling a series of hikes open to the public under the title “Go Take a Hike.” Our hike schedule, under the direction of Bob Walker, includes a variety of destinations on- and off-island, including easy beach walks to more strenuous mountain hikes. These monthly hikes are held on Saturdays. Hikes are at a leisurely pace to encourage exploration and to experience the wonders of nature.

“Sign up is by phone or e-mail with the hike leader. There is no expense except the sharing of transportation costs when we go off island. Please call Bob Walker (468-3397) with any questions about any details.”

The first hike is this Saturday, April 11th at 8am: Bird Walk with Bob Myhr. A San Juan Islands Audubon Society (jointly sponsored by the LCTN) field trip starting at Otis Perkins Park and walking to the Land Bank Peninsula Preserve.

Pick up a brochure for  the full schedule of hikes at the Lopez BLM office, the Lopez Library, or the Chamber of Commerce office. Or view the full schedule of hikes on the LCTN’s website: Go Take a Hike.


Lopez Community Trails Network long range plan

This spring, our partner the Lopez Community Trails Network completed its Lopez Island Trails Long Range Plan. Kirman Taylor will be presenting the Plan to the San Juan County Commission on Tuesday, December 2nd. The meeting will be held at the Lopez Community center and begins at 9:00am.

From Kirman:

“We developed this document at the suggestion of our sibling trails groups, San Juan County Trails Committee and Orcas Pathways, as well as with the advice of our NPS consultant Alex Stone.  We are presenting it to SJC Council for recognition of our accomplishments and to reinforce our vision before the governing body of the county.

“Special thanks to Ilene Unruh and Dianne Dyer who shouldered the bulk of the work.”

Download the Plan here: LCTN Long Range Trails Plan, MASTER Spring 2014, 4-08-2014