Wednesday February 15, 2017
Friday March 17th
at 7 pm
hosted by Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club, and presented by Patrick and Dorothy Michiel:
“After reading ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage’ by Alfred Lansing I have always been intrigued by the Antarctic. What especially struck me was their hike across South Georgia at the end of their rescue voyage. So when my wife Dorothy and I noted that several adventure cruise lines offered tours to the Antarctic including South George we had to go. And Indeed we were able to retrace the last of Shackleton’s hike from Fortuna Bay to Stromness Whaling Station.
We were stuck by the wildness and the beauty of the place… the birds, penguins, fur seals and vastness of the glaciers. A once in a lifetime trip may become a more frequent passion”
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Are you looking for the most current information about our local trails? Then look no further then the Caledonia Ramblers Trail Guide! It is the most current trail guide for the trails around Prince George, and we update it regularly. We know what the current access of the trails is like, and other important information as we hike up the trails frequently. And the best part is if you buy one of our trail guides (or both), you are supporting maintenance of our trails. Our club spends a good deal of the Summer working on the trails so that they are easily accessible to all hikers, club members or not. You might even be lucky to spot some of our members cleaning a trail that you are hiking on. Without the help of the volunteer trail workers, there would be no trail!
If you are interested in all the hiking opportunities in and around Prince George, then you must pick up a copy of these two trail guides. They contain complete descriptions of over 50 trails, along with directions and trail ratings.
These guides are available from:
Or order by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRISCOLL RIDGE, EAST END (THE BURN), MARCH 26TH
The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Strenuous (D4dr) snowshoe up Driscoll Ridge, East End (The Burn), approximately 115 km east of Prince George, on Sunday, March 26th. This snowshoe will largely be a bushwhack. Participants should bring hiking/ski poles, sufficient warm clothing, food and a hot drink. They may also want to bring rain gear as spring has now officially arrived and long-range forecasted high temperatures, up to and including Sunday, are well above zero Celsius. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George city hall. The carpool fee is $10.
For more information, please call Nowell at 250-562-7485.
HUBLE FARM, MARCH 19TH
The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy (B1br) snowshoe to Huble Farm, approximately 40 km north of Prince George, this Sunday, March 19th. Despite forecasted warm temperatures for the rest of this week, there appears to be plenty of snow at Huble Farm for snowshoeing. However as the snow may be wet during the day, snowshoers may want to spray the bottoms of their snowshoes with vegetable oil Saturday evening and then wrapping them in a plastic bag overnight to help prevent snow from sticking to their snowshoes on Sunday. Participants should also bring hiking/ski poles, sufficient warm clothing, food and a hot drink. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George city hall. The carpool fee is $4.
For more information, please call Nowell at 250-562-7485 or Hilary at 250-965-7715.
Slim Creek Snowshoe Trip Pictures
Here is a short collage of photographs by Judy Lett from last week’s Slim Creek Provincial Park Snowshoe Trip: https://youtu.be/I82fibMScrM
Club president, Nowell Senior, spotted this Lynx out at the Ancient Forest this past Wednesday! #socool #wildlife #cityopg
Wednesday February 22, 2017
Thank you to all those who contributed photos from this past Sunday’s trip out to Livingston Springs. Here’s a little collage that I made up from some of the photos. Click on it to enlarge.
Wednesday February 15, 2017
Thank you to all those who joined us on our second Winter trip to Jasper. We had a lot of fun exploring the area on our snowshoes, and enjoying fine food and company in the evenings. Here’s a tiny taste of our trip:
(Photos by Kim K., Mark N., and Brendon M.)
As usual, click on the photo to enlarge it for a better viewing.