September 2016 Archives

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GRIZZLY DEN CABIN, SEPT. 25, 2016
The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Moderate/Strenuous (C4d) hike up to Grizzly Den cabin, 90 km east of Prince George, on Sunday, Sept. 25. Participants should make sure they bring hiking boots, warm clothing and rain gear for this subalpine/alpine hike, as well as lunch, snacks and at least one litre of water. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 8 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $10.

For more information, please call Mark at 250-563-1410.

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Notice of Closure –

The Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park will be closed 26 to 30th September as work on the expansion of the parking area and highway continues.

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Blueberry Weeklong, Aug 6-13, 2016

Fourteen took part in this years weeklong trip. They ranged in age from the teens to the 70s and widely in experience. Still it was one of the best groups on any trip and, despite unsettled weather, a huge success.

We arrived at the Blueberry Trail head and expected to fly in about 1:30 Saturday afternoon. The original plan had been to fly in to Bess Pass in the BC/Jasper border but I had changed that to the Jackpine Pass area or Blueberry lake due to unsettled/wet weather. But the Helicopter did not show up even though sunny. By satellite phone we found out it was not coming due to storms in Valemount. So there we camped and then decided to fly directly into Blueberry Lake Sunday morning as the forecast was for more unsettled weather. For 4 it was a first helicopter flight and a big thrill.

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LONGWORTH LOOKOUT, SEPT. 18

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Strenuous (D5d) hike up to Longworth Lookout, 85 km east of Prince George, on Sunday, Sept. 18. Participants should make sure they bring warm clothing and rain gear for this hike, as well as possibly insect repellent or mosquito nets. Hikers should also bring lunch and plenty of water, as there is no nearby water source along this trail. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $10.

For more information, please call Chris or Maggie at 250-963-7497.

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FORT GEORGE CANYON, SEPT. 18 

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy (B2b) hike to Fort George Canyon, south of Prince George, on Sunday, Sept. 18. Participants should bring warm clothing, rain gear, adequate food and water and possibly insect repellent or mosquito nets for this trip. 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 $4.

For more information, please email Carolyn at carolyn_ibis@hotmail.com.

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Old Torpy Trail to Fang Peak

This week’s planned hike is the Old Torpy Trail to Fang Peak with a departure time of 6:00 am sharp from the City Hall parking lot.  Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for signing in, trip briefing, and sorting out of rides.

Please be sure to bring rain jackets, rain pants, and good boots for trekking through a wet, bushy, and muddy trail until we reach the alpine.  It is also highly recommended that you have some dry warm clothes for the lunch break and ride home.  We are starting to see snow in the mountains and with the unsettled wet weather we have been having it is important to be well prepared to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.

Weather will play a large role in our day.  Please be aware it is possible that we may need to modify our plans come Sunday morning.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Andrea at 250-563-2276.

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Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park closed for construction

Prince George – Drivers along Highway 16 and visitors to the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park are advised that the parking lot and Universal Boardwalk and Trail will be closed during parts of September as the Province continues highway intersection improvements and parking lot upgrades to increase the safety and accessibility of the new park.
Highway 16 will also be reduced to single-lane alternating-traffic during construction. Traffic delays are expected to be less than 20 minutes along the route. All travellers are reminded to obey signs and watch for traffic-control personnel.
The closures and traffic delays will take place on the following days:
• Tuesday September 6 to Friday September 9.

• Monday September 12 to Friday September 16.

• Monday September 19 to Friday September 23.

• Open on the weekends.

For up-to-date traffic advisories in the area please check: www.drivebc.ca For up-to-date park information, as the schedule above may change, check BC Parks’ website at: http://www.env. gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/ancient-forest!
Once the work is complete, residents and visitors will have better highway access to the Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Park and improved parking as part of this $1-million park upgrade.
Media Contacts
Government and Communications and Public Engagement Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 250 356-8241*
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016TRANO252-001588 2016-09-02