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 Valemont Museum and Archives
Tourism PG UNBC Bookstore
McBride Tourism Info Centre Valemount Tourism Info Centre
CNC Bookstore

Or order by emailing: caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca

Wednesday February 10, 2016

PINE MOUNTAIN SNOWSHOE

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy/Moderate (B3b) snowshoe to Pine Mountain, approximately 150 km southeast of Prince George on the Barkerville Hwy., on Sunday, Feb. 14. This snowshoe has been substituted for the nearby and originally scheduled Peter’s Creek snowshoe, which will take place later. As the long-range weather forecast for this week calls for daily high temperatures well above 0 C, with low temperatures dropping to 0 C or less at nights, participants are advised to bring ice cleats, hiking poles, and appropriate clothing for this snowshoe. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. Participants will meet trip leader Don A. at the McLean Rd./Hwy. 97 junction, approximately 10 km north of Quesnel, at 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. before travelling on to Pine Mountain. The carpool fee is $15.

For more information, please call Tim (on behalf of Don A.) at 250-301-8247.

Tuesday February 09, 2016

LIVINGSTON SPRINGS SNOWSHOE

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy (C1c) snowshoe to Livingston Springs, approximately 70 km north of Prince George, on Sunday, Feb. 14. As the long-range weather forecast for this week calls for daily high temperatures well above 0 C, with low temperatures dropping to 0 C or less at nights, participants are advised to bring ice cleats, hiking poles, and appropriate clothing for this snowshoe. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $5.

 

For more information, please call Carolyn at 250-562-1826.

Wednesday February 03, 2016

Galapagos!Clive Keen from the Prince George Naturalists Club will do a slideshow presentation from his trip last year to the Galapagos Islands on Friday  Feb 19th at ArtSpace – 7pm.

A group of nineteen Prince Georgians travelled to the  Galapagos Islands in the Summer of 2015. “The nearest thing to the Garden of Eden” was the reaction of one of the travellers. Should the magical islands should be on your bucket list? This talk will give you the answer

Wednesday February 03, 2016

relaxing under the winter sunNorthern Lights Trail

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Moderate (C2dr) snowshoe up the Northern Lights trail at the Pidherny Recreation Area, 12 km northwest of downtown Prince George, on Sunday, Feb. 7. As the long-range weather forecast for this week calls for rain, snow, and both above and below freezing temperatures, participants are advised to bring ice cleats, hiking poles, and appropriate clothing for this snowshoe. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $2.

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

Tuesday February 02, 2016

2016-01-24 105533Birchleg Family Ski/Snowshoe Event, Tabor Mountain

A rebellious fraction of nine Ramblers and twelve sympathizers escorted the infant King Henry, from the wilds of the Tabor Mountain burn observation area, to the safety of the Hickory Wing boxcar, via a perilous route traveled by fire-eating mechanical beasts. Upon our arrival, we were graciously given warm food and drink, and the warmth of fire, by our Birchleg cousins. Unlike our poor Birchleg cousins, we wore “fly grade aluminum sko” upon our feet. Two of our snesko sisters, Tong and Pacé, came from opposite sides of the globe to support our cause.

Tuesday February 02, 2016

photoThe fluctuating wet and cool conditions earlier in the week did not impact the outing for 4 Ramblers around Ginter’s Field. For about 2.5 hours, we snowshoed a great route that avoided the icy patches that plagued earlier reconnaissance trips (thanks Nowell!).

Starting out near the end of Ferry Avenue off Christensen Street, we followed gentle slopes that took us by the logged areas near UNBC. Early on, Marine treated us to some chocolate to keep our energy up! Nowell also gave us a demonstration of firing bear spray which should come in handy in the Spring.