Tuesday May 13, 2014

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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:

Books & Company Spruceland News
Tourism PG UNBC Bookstore
McBride Tourism Info Centre Valemount Tourism Info Centre
The Wild Life CNC Bookstore
Valemont Museum and Archives

Or order by emailing: caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Mother’s Day Trail

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy hike/snowshoe (A2b) up the Mother’s Day trail in the Pidherny Recreation Area, just northwest of Prince George, on Sunday, Nov. 23. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $2.

For more information, please contact John G. at 250-964-0119.

***Please note that last minute changes can happen more often for winter hikes, so please check the website the evening before a scheduled winter trip.

Tuesday November 11, 2014

 Buckhorn Road to the campsite on Scott Road

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy/Moderate hike (C2d) from Buckhorn Road to the campsite on Scott Road, just southeast of Prince George, on Sunday, Nov. 16. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. No bushwhacking is expected on this hike, but a vehicle shuttle is involved. The carpool fee is $4.

For more information, please contact Nancy J. at 250 963-9411

Sunday November 09, 2014

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Cottonwood Canyon Trip Report – October 19, 2014

After almost a six-month delay, Don A. finally got another chance to lead the Ramblers’ first-ever hike to Cottonwood Canyon. Originally scheduled to lead the club’s initial 2014 jaunt to the gorge on April 27, Don had to cancel that one because heavy snow still blocked access to the trailhead. However when Vivien L. had to step down as leader of the Oct. 19 Deserter’s Creek hike, Don graciously agreed to take her place. Don wasn’t familiar with Deserter’s Creek, but Cottonwood Canyon is also in the Quesnel area and he was quite happy to lead that as a substitute hike.

Sunday November 09, 2014

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Greenway to Otway Trip Report- November 2, 2014

Sixteen of us took advantage of the mild dry weather for an early winter hike from the Greenway Parking area to the Otway Ski Lodge. The 18 km trip took 5 hours including lunch and short breaks with some extra time for shuttling vehicles between the two trailheads.

The yellow highlighted trail on the map shows our route for the final 2 km from the “Gnarly Girls” trail junction to the Otway Ski Centre, and as you can see, the old Biathlon cabin is already decked out for Christmas.

We passed an old mining dig somewhere along the Greenway Trail – Moon was told that it is an old abandoned gold mine; she was curious about how to go about staking a claim (Just kidding Moon).

Sunday November 09, 2014

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Tabor Mountain Trip Report – October 26, 2014

Ten Ramblers and 2 guests took the Hickory Wing Trail on Tabor Mountain to Troll Lake in up to 5 inches of fresh snow with a short snack break at Ilse’s Inn on the way.  The trip took about four and a half hours, and the only wildlife we saw was a lonely looking duck trying to keep Troll Lake from freezing over by rather disconsolately paddling around.

Saturday November 08, 2014

Hudson’s Bay Wetland Celebration, Sunday, November 9, 2:00 pm, near Exploration Place

Work on the project has been well under way, with the first of a number of elements completed. Naturalists Club members and supporters are invited to meet at the kiosk information sign by the footbridge at Hudson’s Bay Wetland to celebrate the construction of a new accessible observation deck and nature trail on the south side of the channel. We’ll recognize the work of the volunteers who built the deck and who helped with the trail, and talk about next steps. If we’re lucky the resident beaver will join us for celebratory photographs.

The sign and footbridge can be accessed from several points. From the parking lot at Exploration Place it’s a short walk across the railway tracks down to the kiosk sign and footbridge. People using mobility devices can access the sign and footbridge via the asphalt walkway at the end of Ingledew Street just south of Magnolia Gardens.

There is space for several vehicles to park at the entrance to this walkway. From South Fort George, parking is available on Regents Crescent at Rose Lane. A wide asphalt walkway leads from Regents Crescent to the footbridge and sign.

For more information about the event please contact Anne at pgnaturalists@hotmail.ca or Clive by return email. Additional information and photos are available on the PG Naturalists club blog at http://pgnc.wordpress.com/