Tuesday May 13, 2014

(New Posts are below this post)

 

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 March 25, 2015

Sugarbowl/Viking Ridge Crossover

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Strenuous E5e Sugarbowl/Viking crossover snowshoe (8 hours or more) on Sunday, March 29. The Sugarbowl trailhead is approximately 80 km east of Prince George on Hwy 16 and the crossover to the Viking Ridge trail will be via Sugarbowl’s summit, along a ridge, and then ascending and descending Point of No Return. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 7 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $7.
For more information, please call Lyle D. at 250-562-8050.
Wednesday March 25, 2015

Lost Lake (Beverly)
 

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy/Moderate B2c hike (3 to 4 hours) to Lost Lake near Beaverly on Sunday, March 29. Beaverly is approximately 20 km west of Prince George on Hwy. 16. No snowshoes are required for this trip, but ICE-CLEATS OR GRIPPERS ARE RECOMMENDED. If someone needs to borrow ice-cleats or grippers, contact nowell.senior@gmail.com. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 9 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $4.
For more information, please call Nowell S. at 250-562-7485.   
Friday March 20, 2015

india


Upcoming Slideshow:

Come join us for our next exciting slideshow! It is free and you don’t have to be a club member to attend.

India

The slide show will cover our travels in October and November through the north Central parts of India and up into the Himalayan foothills. We will cover some of the sites we we visited but also the people and way of life. India is very different to any other country we have visited and it was a learning experience, but a very enjoyable one. It is hard to select what pictures to show from the almost 6000 we took.

Dave King

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Artspace, 1685 3rd avenue

Thursday March 19, 2015

IMG_6730_edited-1Slim Creek Provincial Park Snowshoe Trip Report for March 15, 2015

Six people left Prince George at 7 a.m. for Slim Creek Provincial Park, 120 kilometres east of Prince George. We took an entirely new route for the first two thirds of the day, which allowed us to visit most of the park on one trip for the first time, including both the northwest and northeast corners. This route offers a wide variety of landscapes instead of just out and back through the trees as we have done before, with a surprising amount of sun and great views for a park that is mostly forested and that was established mainly to protect its ecological values rather than for recreation.

Thursday March 19, 2015

Pope Mountain

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Moderate C4d hike up Pope Mountain (6 hours), just outside Fort St. James, on Sunday March 22, 2015. The first 1.5 km of trail are icy and ice-cleats are definitely recommended. Snowshoes are optional, but if hikers can carry them easily, they might come in handy at higher elevations if the weather is warm and the snow turns soft. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 8 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $13.

Hiking poles are also recommended – please contact nowell.senior@gmail.com if you need poles.

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

NOTE THE DEPARTURE LOCATION AND TIME FOR BOTH SUNDAY, MARCH 22 HIKES IS 8 A.M. MAKE SURE YOUR CARPOOL DRIVER IS TAKING YOU TO THE HIKE YOU WANT TO GO ON!

Thursday March 19, 2015

Pine Mountain

The Caledonia Ramblers will also be leading an Easy/Moderate B3b snowshoe up Pine Mountain (3-4 hours, optionally longer), near Wells, on Sunday March 22, 2015. Don A., who will be leading this snowshoe, says snowshoes will be needed. However if hikers have ice-cleats and can carry them easily in their packs, that might prove wise. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 8 a.m. behind Prince George’s City Hall. The Ramblers will eventually rally with Don A. at the junction of McLean Road and Hwy. 97, approximately 12 km north of Quesnel, around 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. The carpool fee is $15.

For more information, please call Tim G. at 250-301-8247.

NOTE THE DEPARTURE LOCATION AND TIME FOR BOTH SUNDAY, MARCH 22 HIKES IS 8 A.M. MAKE SURE YOUR CARPOOL DRIVER IS TAKING YOU TO THE HIKE YOU WANT TO GO ON!