Medicinal Plants of the Alpine - Day Hike
Join us for a day hike into the alpine at Mt. Arrowsmith where we will learn about the beautiful alpine plants and their medicinal properties. Hike uphill through old growth forest into the alpine. Once we reach the alpine we will frequently stop to look at, photograph and discuss the plants, the stories and legends that are intertwined with their history, and their medicinal properties. You will also learn how to safely use, harvest and prepare the plants at home. The going is steep and strenuous but the rewards are great with superlative views of the Coastal Mountains, the peaks of Strathcona Park and the ocean on both sides of the island from the Alberni Inlet to the Salish Sea. An enjoyable hike in the mountains where you will gain a new appreciation for the medicines at our feet.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
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Transport to and from the trail head and lunch. Transport logistics are organised between participants and IAG and an optional lunch can be provided for $15/person.