Sandy Hill

Joined April 2008

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Hairtrigger Lake can be reached by a hiking trail via Paradise Meadows, (located mid eastern, Courtenay area, Vancouver Island, B.C.). The hike is a 13.2 km round trip hike. The first half is pretty easy going, but once you leave Helen Mackenzie Lake to travel on upward to an elevation of 1200m, the trail gets somewhat rougher and traveling slower. Many entwining tree roots along the way, have one watching their footing, as does swampy areas and steeper inclines. It was a pretty warm mid August afternoon when my friend and I made our way up the trail. Due to the heat and sweating our way up, my friend decided the trail should be named “Sweat in the eye” trail. We enjoyed a few good laughs as we made our way up. Finally after 3 hrs and 20min of hiking, we made it to our destination! Like I had read on the internet, the views most certainly rewarded the hikers who made it up to Hairtrigger Lake!

Hairtrigger Lake was named by Clinton Wood to commemorate the time, in the 1930’s, when his party was out of food &, not wanting to return home, they went hunting for a deer in this area. He saw one but, in his excitement, pulled the trigger too soon, & missed the deer, which bounded away. So the party had to go back out empty handed, which was quite a journey in those days.

In the background one can see the peak of Mt Albert Edward ( just right of the center). Mt Albert Edward was named for Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Later Kin Edward VII.

The surrounding alpine area is stunning and one couldn’t help but notice the sweet subtle scent of flowering Heather, as it drifted in the warm summer air!

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