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TABOR MOUNTAIN, BOXCAR TO BEAVER LODGE SHELTER, SUNDAY, DEC. 17TH

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy/Mod (B3c) hike/snowshoe this Sunday, Dec. 17th from Tabor Mountain’s cross-country ski centre (the boxcar), 24 km east of Prince George, southwest to the Beaver Lodge shelter. Although there likely will be more snow at Tabor Mountain than currently in Prince George, there may not be enough for proper snowshoeing. However participants should bring snowshoes with them, as well as possibly ice cleats or grippers. Hiking poles may also be helpful, but not essential. IF THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN THE AREA BEFORE SUNDAY, THIS TRIP WILL DEFINITELY GO AHEAD AS A SNOWSHOE. Participants should also bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or perhaps something hot to drink, lunch and snacks, extra warm clothing and gaiters. They should also bring rain gear if the weather turns warm. 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 $3.

For more information, please contact Richard at 778-983-2171.

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More good news! We are going to have special Saturday snowshoe trips for families.  What a great way to have family fun in the snow!  Check out our schedule below.  For more information, please contact Nowell S. at 250-562-7485.

View the PDF version by clicking on this link or view the schedule below by clicking on it.

 

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Good News!  The 2017/18 snowshoe schedule is now completed.  Now is a good time to plan your snowshoe season.

You can download the PDF version now, or view the schedule below by clicking on it.

 

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Here’s more info on the upcoming BC AdventureSmart / Survive Outside Program.

It is happening on Thursday, December 7

7:00 – 9:00 pm.

The event is FREE!  You just have to register for it.

For more info, and to register for it, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bc-adventuresmart-survive-outside-program-tickets-39564292865?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

About Adventuresmart (from their website)

AdventureSmart, and its suite of five programs, is a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities.

In order to provide the largest possible number of Canadians and visitors to Canada with consistent and relevant safety information, and to ensure that opportunities to engage the public are maximized, AdventureSmart and its partners take a broad, encompassing approach to the delivery of adaptable safety information in-person, and online.

Through the collaborative efforts of our various partners, regional coordinators, and volunteers, AdventureSmart is dedicated to encouraging participants to “Get informed and go outdoors”.

https://www.adventuresmart.ca

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(Shared from Facebook)

Thank you, Chris Mushumanski, for letting us know about this important program.

Hi everyone. I wanted to invite you all to 2 events coming soon, one in Prince George and one in Vanderhoof.
#AdventureSmart is the search & rescue prevention program in BC & Canada. They are coming north for a week and there are two events you may all be interested in.

Sunday Dec 3 in Vanderhoof will be Train the Trainer Day where you can become a presenter of the program. Thursday Dec 7 at UNBC there is be a survive outside presentation. You can register for both at this link.  https://www.adventuresmart.ca/getinvolved/upcomingevents.php

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Today, club members had a special breakfast.  It was hosted by BC Parks.  It was to celebrate our 2016 BC Parks Volunteer Group award!  Thank you BC Parks for making such a fantastic breakfast for us!  Afterwards, many of us went on a 15 km hike led by club president, Nowell Senior.

 

 

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15 Ramblers had quite an enjoyable day walking the Blackwater trail.  It was such a nice day that we hanged out in the sun for quite a while at lunch.  Soon, winter will arrive.

 

 

 

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**IMPORTANT!**Hikers are expected to carry their own supply of first-aid items  in their pack.It is recommended each hiker should carry band-aids, pain tablets such as Tylenol or Advil, a tensor bandage (4-inch), one 4-inch gauze pad, moleskin, duct tape, a tiny emergency blanket, a short piece of strong cord, extra personal medication, and an Epipen if they think they may need anaphylaxsis treatment.*

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Newly updated guides are now available!

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

Or order by emailing: caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca

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Check out the awesome article about our recent weeklong trip to Mt. Edziza Provincial Park.  It’ll make you want to go there.

 

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/mount-edziza-a-worthwhile-challenge-1.22369450

 

Group shot of all the participants of the recent club week-long trip.