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

Thursday August 21, 2014

Are you interested in hiking in Jasper on the Sept. long weekend?  We are having a club trip there next weekend.  We need a person or two more to be able to use the group campsite at the Whistler’s Campground, which only costs $5.80 a night. I would also split the $20 deposit that I paid to reserve, among all the campers.   You are welcome to join us on a hike, or do your own thing. Email Carolyn at carolyn_ibis@hotmail.com

Monday August 18, 2014

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Longworth Lookout

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Stren D5d hiking trip on Sunday, August 24.    Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 7:30 am. The carpool fee is $15.00.

For more information, please contact Travis S. at 250-596-1320

Above estimated time is for the hiking portion of trip, and does not include time for breaks, lunch or the drive to and from the place that we will be hiking. Please note that dogs are not allowed on club trips.

Monday August 18, 2014

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Boulder Mountain

An even dozen set out on what turned out to be a very nice Sunday. This included two new people, Laurie Mercer and Alex Zhou, who came out to hike with the club for the first time. As we met in the parking lot, I feel I put the fear into everyone after noting the conditions of the trail were not so good just a couple of weeks before. Nancy, Melanie, Rikki, and myself had done a reconnaissance two weeks before under wetter conditions. Today, the trail was drier and there was no real problem at all. The overgrowth didn’t seem so bad in the middle section. Dave, did you go through this??? There were split trees and blow downs (mostly in the mid-section leading up to the meadow), but it wasn’t too bad. Very few bugs and reports of the potential for light rain never materialized – it was a beautiful sunny day to do the hike.

Monday August 18, 2014

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Blackwater (East)

While some Ramblers dabbled with paddling at Murtle Lake this past August long-weekend, while others got “driven” into the backcountry at Perkins Peak, the REAL hikers held up the honour of the club by tackling the Blackwater River gorge Aug. 3, 70 km southwest of Prince George.

Wednesday August 13, 2014

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A Voyageur’s Tale:

Murtle Lake Provincial Park – July 31-August 3, 2014

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Seven Rambling Voyageurs banded together for an epic journey that would include 6 km of portage, 20 km of paddling loaded canoes, and a 15 km hike into the alpine. Preparations for the expedition began months earlier in the backwaters of Prince George, with paddling and water rescue sessions in Berman, Buckhorn, Eaglet and West Lake. When our departure date finally arrived, our merry troupe boarded two mechanical drawn wagons and headed for the small town of Blue River, our staging area for gaining access to the eastern backcountry of Wells Grey.

Monday August 11, 2014

Bald Mountain hike (Barkerville area) — August 16-17

(For paid club members only)

The Mod C3d hike to Bald Mountain will start at Barkerville.  We will walk up the “Waggon “ Road to Summit Rock and then hike up the Powderhouse trail to Bald Mountain. The elevation gain will be about 2,000 ft. to the top of  Bald Mountain. The hike will then follow the trail along the east shoulder of Mt Agnes to Groundhog lake, and then we will walk back to Barkerville.

We will meet at the Barkerville Parking Lot at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday morning.  I recommend planning to spend Saturday night in the Barkerville area. 

For those interested in camping, the Lowhee camping fee is $23.00 per site per night.  If you are interested in a site, please e-mail me (curryg@shaw.ca) by noon on Friday, August 15th specifying type of site (tent/RV) and number of tents and vehicles.  I will then confirm numbers with Rose Higgins at the Barkerville Campgrounds (http://wells.ca/profile/barkerville-campgrounds).  If there are enough campers, a group site may be an option for us.  
Other accommodation options would be the Hubs Motel (http://www.hubsmotel.ca/en/index.html) or the Wells Hotel (http://wellshotel.com/).
Gail C.

Above estimated time is for the hiking portion of trip, and does not include time for breaks, lunch or the drive to and from the place that we will be hiking. Please note that dogs are not allowed on club trips.