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

Friday December 19, 2014

New Hike!!

The Ancient Forest trip scheduled for this week-end is postponed.

Instead John Glass will lead a trip on the south-west  Piderny Loop.

Please note:

Meeting time – 9 am City Hall parking area

3 hours of hiking

SNOWSHOES NOT REQUIRED

***For tomorrow’s hike at  Piderny, it is recommended that you bring some Ice Grippers, poles, and good shoes as like last weekend, it will be VERY icy!

Tuesday December 16, 2014

kewlwallpapers.comWant to do something special on Christmas Day? How about joining us for our annual Christmas Day snowshoe trip!

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy A2a (less then 3 hours) snowshoe trip up Pilot Mountain on Thursday, December 25. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 11:00 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall in the parking lot. The carpool fee is $3.00.

For more information, please contact Melanie K. 250-981-4605.

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

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Shelley-Area Loop

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy B2b (2-4 hours) snowshoe trip on the Shelley-Area Loop on Sunday, January 4.  Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 11:00 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall in the parking lot. The carpool fee is $4.00.

For more information, please contact Chris and Maggie T. at  250-963-7497.

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

Tuesday December 16, 2014

tabordec2903Tabor Mountain

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Moderate B3b (4 hours) snowshoe trip at Tabor Mountain on Sunday, December 28.   Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 9:00 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall in the parking lot. The carpool fee is $4.00.

For more information, please contact  Nowell S. at 250-562-7485

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

Tuesday December 16, 2014

ancientforestcarolyn2The Ancient Forest – Upper Bench

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Moderate C2br (4 hours)) snowshoe trip at the The Ancient Forest – Upper Bench on Sunday, December 14.   Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 8:00 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall in the parking lot. The carpool fee is $10.00.

For more information, please contact  Nowell S. at 250-562-7485

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

Friday December 12, 2014

Buckhorn Loop – Nov 16, 2014

We had a beautiful morning with temperatures between -8 & -12 degrees C, the hoar frost was thick on the trees and shrubs along the walk. It glistened like diamonds once the sun hit it. Thirteen brave hikers went on this adventure that had more excitement than sitting on the couch watching the foot ball game.

We had some quite icy stretches to deal with and into our ninth kilometre one of our group slipped and was unable to continue. We called 911 and did what we could to make her comfortable; thanks to Kim she was in good hands till help arrived. Four hikers from our group hiked to the campsite while the rest of us hung out till help arrived. She was flown out with her good friend at her side and can’t wait till she is able to get back to hiking with our group. The rest of us continued our hike out, some getting rides on ATV s.

This was a hike that required shuttling so I left my car at the camp ground, when we arrived at the snowmobile club house our fellow hikers had retrieved a couple of the cars saving us some time.