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 August 26, 2015

Deserters Creek

This Sunday, Aug. 30, the Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy (B2b) hike up Deserters Creek, south of Quesnel on the west side of the Fraser River. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $13.

For more information, please contact Joe at 250-747-1736.

Hikers will be stopping to meet up with Joe at the government weigh scales immediately north of Quesnel, on the east side of Hwy. 97, at approximately 9:30 a.m. Anyone planning to go on this hike, who would also be willing to sign in participants and organize carpool drivers in the Prince George City Hall parking lot at 8 a.m., is asked to call Tim at 250-301-8247 or Nowell at 250-562-7485.

Wednesday August 26, 2015

Erg Mountain

This Sunday, Aug. 30, the Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a a Very Strenuous (E6e) hike up Erg Mountain, approximately 165 km east of Prince George, just south of Hwy. 16. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 6 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $15.

Each hiker will need to bring a spare pair of old shoes and hiking poles to help them wade across Ptarmigan Creek, near the trailhead, as there is no bridge. Also as Erg Mountain is a Very Strenuous hike, only hikers who have participated in mountain hikes this summer should attempt it.

For more information, please contact Lyle at 250-562-8050.

Wednesday August 19, 2015

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Mod/Stren D4d hike to Red Mountain September 5-7. The Red Mountain cabin sleeps six and is equipped with a wood stove, firewood, sleeping bags and foamies. There is a $10 per person per night fee to stay in the cabin, or there are a few places for tents around the cabin. The three-day trip will leave Prince George at 8am on Saturday morning (Sept 5). The hike to the cabin is moderate/strenuous and should take four to five hours. If the weather is good, there may be time for a stroll following dinner on the first day. The goal for the second day will be Red Mountain (weather permitting), and it is also a moderate/strenuous hike. We will hike out on the Monday.

For more information, or to reserve your place, please contact Travis S. at 250-596-1320.

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Torpy Mountain

This Sunday, Aug. 23, the Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Moderate/Strenuous (C3d) hike up the Torpy trail, east/northeast of Prince George in and about George Evanoff Provincial Park. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $12. As this hike is an alpine one, that will involve walking along a ridge overlooking Torpy Mountain, hiking boots will be mandatory. The trail up to the alpine is also wet and brushy in places, so gaiters are recommended.

For more information, please contact Shauna at 778-349-4521.

Wednesday August 12, 2015

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On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Strenuous (E5e) hike to Viking Ridge, approximately 80 km east of Prince George. Please meet 10 minutes before the departure time of 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George’s City Hall. The carpool fee is $7. Viking Ridge is a Strenuous alpine hike, hiking boots are mandatory for this hike. The meadows below Viking Ridge tend to be wet in summer as well, so gaiters are recommended.

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

Friday August 07, 2015

Three people had signed up for this trip; Melanie, Kristie and Tim. We left Prince George at 5 pm Friday and drove to McBride where we stopped at the Giggling Grizzly to have dinner. After sharing a Rutting Elk Pizza and some garlic bread we drove on to our reserved campsite at Tete Jaune Cache Lodge.

campThis is a wonderful campsite if you have never been there before and is highly recommended. The facilities are wonderful and the owner (a grandmother) is quite the character with plenty of personality to spare. With drinking water, hot showers, and flush toilets, we couldn’t have been happier with our accommodations.