Hiking Matheson Lake: More than we Bargained for! Vlog 108

by Melissa West on March 26, 2018

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Hiking Matheson Lake


This past week Tim and I decided to take a day trip just out past Metchosin to Matheson Lake. We heard it was a nice walk around a pretty lake so we packed a lunch and headed out of Victoria.

It is a 45 minute drive from Victoria just past Metchosin. The trail goes around the circumference of Matheson lake. We started out on our hike and thought we were going to have to turn around.

High winds and a cool day and Tim wearing shorts were not a good combination.

However we persevered and once we got into the tree covered portion around the back of the lake, the sunshine warmed us up.

We have decided to start packing a lunch for our hikes. We find there is not usually too much around to eat at our hiking locations and we are usually gone for 4-6 hours, so we need some nourishment!

Having a lunch with us and hydration makes all the difference.

It is worth the extra weight in the back pack.

The second part of the hike around Matheson lake was more than we bargained for. There is more elevated climbing than we thought there was going to be. It is not too difficult, it is just that pretty much every hike in BC has some sort of incline. Don´t think you are ever going to get off easy, even on a hike around a lake.

The treasure trove of the day was the path that splits off from the hike around Matheson lake down Matheson Creek.

The moss covered rocks in the creek were just beautiful.

So beautiful in fact that we plan to return to Roche Cover Regional Park and walk the trail from the bottom of the creek to the top next week. 🙂

If you made it all the way to the end of the vlog put, ¨I love the hills in BC¨ in the comments. Thanks for all your support in the hiking vlogs.

We love getting outdoors and making these vlogs for you.

Namaste, Melissa

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