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(Please note the pancake Breakfast portion of the trip is for paid members only, but non members are welcome to join us on the hiking portion)

ESKERS PARK PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND HIKE, SUNDAY, OCT. 29TH

BC Parks is inviting all members of the Caledonia Ramblers to a pancake breakfast Sunday, Oct. 29th at the Eskers Provincial Park picnic shelter, approximately 40 km northwest of Prince George. Parks’ staff is extending such hospitality to recognize the Ramblers for being named BC Parks’ 2016 Volunteer Group of the Year. The breakfast is a small token of appreciation for all the volunteer hours the Ramblers put into keeping BC Parks beautiful. A hike in Eskers Park will follow the pancake breakfast and the hike’s duration, difficulty and distance will be up for negotiation after the meal. Participants should bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or something to drink, snacks, extra clothing and rain gear. Hiking poles, gaiters and bear spray are also recommended. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 9 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The pancake breakfast begins at 10 a.m. The carpool fee is $5.

Please contact nowell.senior@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

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BLACKWATER (WEST), SUNDAY, OCT. 22ND

The Caledonia Ramblers will lead a hike up the Blackwater (West) trail, part of the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, on Sunday, Oct. 22nd. The trailhead for this Easy/Moderate (D2d) hike is located about 80 km south of Prince George. Participants should bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or something to drink, lunch and snacks, extra clothing and rain gear. Hiking poles, gaiters and bear spray are recommended options. This hike can be shortened or lengthened, depending on weather and hikers’ (and leaders’) wishes. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $8.

For more information, please call Rob or Bonnie at 250-564-5847.

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(Please note that are upcoming Saturday hike has been changed!)

REGULAR SATURDAY HIKE, TABOR MOUNTAIN SUMMIT, OCT. 21ST

The Caledonia Ramblers will lead the last of their six proposed regular Saturday hikes this hiking season on Saturday, Oct. 21st to the top of Tabor Mountain, from Hwy 16. The trailhead for this Easy/Moderate (B3b) hike is located about 20 km east of Prince George. Participants should bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or something to drink, lunch and snacks, extra clothing and rain gear. Hiking poles, gaiters and bear spray are recommended options. This hike can also be lengthened if hikers so desire and if the weather is agreeable. 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 call Tim at 250-301-8247.

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Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Club Society AGM – Friday October 20th 2017

Location:  Artspace, 1685 3rd Ave (Upstairs),

 

AGENDA

Welcome

Approval of the Agenda

Approval of the Minutes of previous AGM

Director’s Reports

Election of new Directors

Meeting Adjournment

Refreshments

 

Simon Zukowski and the Goat river Trail – 15 minute presentation

Simon has been volunteering with the Fraser Headwaters Alliance for about a year now to help them maintain and promote the Goat River Trail. He hiked the 48km Upper Goat section of the trail from approx. Bowron Lake to the Goat River / Milk River confluence near Crescent Spur. This is one of few low elevation crossings of the Cariboo Mountains and one of a shrinking number of un-logged, un-developed areas in that region.

Simon’s presentation which he calls the “Goat River Trail: A Secret of The Cariboos” is a brief overview of the trail and its history with the goal increasing awareness of this interesting trail among the PG hiking community.

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Please help us catch a thief who stole our trail supplies this past week!

 

Reposted from club member Vivien Lougheed’s post on Facebook:

 

“It was a sad day today !!!

On Sunday, the 24th, members of the Caledonia Ramblers hauled a truck and trailer load of lumber up the Tower road to the Caledonia trail head with the expectation of moving it further up the trail later. They had purchased this material to build another shelter and two new bridges. This material included 4 pieces of rough cut 4″x6″x16′ long timbers (hard to hide and probably 250 pounds each), 4 concrete post supports, 16 pieces of treated 2″x8″, cut to 75″ each and 2″x4″, 2″x6″, and 1″x4″ and miscellaneous smaller pieces.  This material cost our club nearly $1500.

Continue reading article…

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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.

 

 

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If you would like to see more of our cool hiking photos from our trips, then you should check out our Instagram page!  Yes, we really do have one.   And it’s pretty awesome!  https://www.instagram.com/caledoniaramblers/

Or find us at @caledoniaramblers on the Instagram app.

 

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Here’s a mere taste of the recent weeklong trip to Edziza Mountain.  These photos are taken by club member Sherry.