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

Sunday September 21, 2014

Fall Colours Paddling Trip – Bowron (West Side)

Brendan Murphy is looking for a paddling partner and/or companion boat for a 3-5 trip down the West Side of the Bowron Lake circuit.  Window available for making trip is Friday, Sept 26th to Tuesday, Sept 30th.  Would consider doing the trip utilizing one of the Cariboo Falls Trip Packages from Becker’s Lodge if parties so interested.

(See: http://beckerslodge.ca/CaribooFallsPackage.html)

Contact Brendan by email (Brendan.Murphy@alumni.unbc.ca) or phone (250-614-0915) if interested.

Tuesday September 16, 2014

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Longworth Lookout

August 24, 2014 turned out to be another beautiful day for a hike. 15 energetic hikers arrived on time at City Hall to begin the day. A 16th individual showed up just as the last car was pulling out of the parking lot. This was to be her first hike, but she informed us that another individual, who had been on at least one previous hike with the club, was a few minutes away on foot. Dave waited for the 17th member of our party, and left downtown about twelve minutes behind the rest of us with his car at capacity.

It’s only about 90 kilometers to Longworth, and the off-highway roads are in good condition, so it takes about an hour and a half to reach the trailhead from Prince George. That being said, the road around Eaglet Lake is pretty windy, and there are a number of short up-and-down sections on the Longworth/Penny Road, which resulted in at least one passenger almost(?) losing her breakfast.

Sunday September 14, 2014

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Raven Lake/Grizzly Den Crossover

 

(Please note, the trip rating has been updated on Monday, Sept. 15 – to Strenuous.  The original post from yesterday, contained an incorrect rating)

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Stren E5e hiking trip on the  Raven Lake/Grizzly Den Crossover on Sunday, September 21.    Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of  7:00 am, behind City Hall.  The carpool fee is $12.00.

For more information, please contact Gail C. 250-964-3740.

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.

Sunday September 14, 2014

Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Clubs 40th Birthday Celebration

On Saturday 20th September, there will be a ** BYOFOC picnic at 1:00 pm on  at Wilkins Park to celebrate the Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Clubs 40th Birthday.  Hope you can make it!  For more info, email us at caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca

**Bring Your Own Food Of Choice

Friday September 12, 2014

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Wilman Road to Blue Spruce Trail – Trip Report Sep 7, 2014

We tried a new route which involved starting at Wilman Road on Cranbrook Hill and finding our way to the Blue Spruce Trailhead, and to the Greenway Parking area where we had left vehicles to take us back to Wilman Road.

This route had been reconnoitred this past winter with the wetland areas frozen, and the blow down trees under snow. In September it is a different trip and takes longer than in winter on snowshoes. In a nutshell then, the estimated 3 to 4 hours for the hike took five and a half hours with the bushwhacking portion taking 3 hours rather than one hour estimated. However, the route did take us through a pristine mixed forest that we would otherwise have missed if we had stayed on the Greenway Trail for the whole trip.

At the end of the trip we had the opportunity of seeing the newly opened pit house beside the Greenway Trail just a few minutes from the parking area.

 

 

Friday September 12, 2014

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Northern Lights Hiking Trip Report

The Northern Lights hike at the Piderny Recreation Site began with an a show of affection by Kim for Nowell who had not been around for a few months – and Kim missed him so kissed him! These kinds of episodes are only momentary lapses on the part of some of the more emotional club members, and shouldn’t be confused with the term “passionate hikers”.

The hike was a mix of logging road walking, rustic trails and some bushwacking taking 5 hours and covering 14 km.

You can view more photos of the trip by visiting the Gallery.