May 2017 Archives

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POPE MOUNTAIN, SUNDAY, MAY 28TH

The Caledonia Ramblers will lead a Moderate (C4d) hike up Pope Mountain, just outside Fort St. James and approximately 160 km northwest of Prince George, this Sunday, May 28th. Hikers should have hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or something to drink, lunch and snacks, extra clothing, rain gear and possibly hiking poles, sunscreen and bear spray. INSECT REPELLENT IS ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. 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 $15.

For more information, please text or call Carolyn at 778-802-5986.

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FAMILY HIKE TO LOST LAKE, SATURDAY, MAY 27TH

The Caledonia Ramblers will host its second of 12 Family Hikes it has planned for this hiking season on Saturday, May 27th. This Saturday’s destination is the Easy (A2a) Lost Lake trail near Beaverly, just southwest of Prince George. The hike should last two hours, covering a maximum of five kilometres. Participants should bring suitable light hiking shoes or boots, a light backpack, sufficient water, food and/or snacks, extra clothing, sunscreen and some sort of rain gear, in case the weather turns nasty. THE BUGS ARE ALSO OUT AT LOST LAKE, SO PLEASE WEAR LONG PANTS AND LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS AND BRING INSECT REPELLENT AND/OR A HEAD NET AND HAT. Hikers can also bring hiking poles, if they so desire. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 11 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $4.

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

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Family Hiking Schedule (Updated!)

The Caledonia Ramblers will be offering 12 special Family Hikes on Saturdays this hiking season, running from May through to October. The club has decided to take this action in order to encourage more local families to discover the joys of hiking in the immediate Prince George area (sometimes only a kilometre or two from residents’ back doors). The Ramblers’ club president has kindly volunteered to lead all these hikes, which will be promoted on the Ramblers’ website (http://caledoniaramblers.ca/), Facebook page and in the Prince George Citizen. These hikes are open to both members and non-members and will also be promoted in the Ramblers’ internal newsletter. The next Family Hike will be to Lost Lake, near Beaverly, on Saturday, May 27th,

The schedule has been updated to include a new hike on June 3.

For more information about these hikes, please call Nowell at 250-562-7485, or reach him through the Caledonia Ramblers’ e-mail address,  caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca.

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Possible Saturday Hikes

POSSIBLE SATURDAY HIKES

The Caledonia Ramblers are seeking leaders for five potential Saturday hikes this hiking season, to complement the club’s weekly Sunday hikes. The Ramblers’ board decided to take this action at its last meeting in order to offer club members and non-members a more diversified opportunity to go hiking. The first regular Saturday hike will be led by Dave to Blackwater (East) on May 20th (see above). Five more hikes are tentatively planned for the third Saturdays of each month, on June 17th, July 15th, Aug. 19th, Sept. 16th and Oct. 21st. Club members interested in perhaps leading one of these hikes (or more) are asked to contact Tim, the Ramblers’ hiking schedule co-ordinator, at 250-301-8247. Members who volunteer to lead a hike have the added opportunity of choosing the specific hike they’d like to lead.

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Possible Hike With Dogs

The Caledonia Ramblers are also seeking a leader for a potential hike that includes dogs sometime during this hiking season. The club’s board made this decision at its last meeting in response to members and non-members who have asked to have such hikes in the past and to possibly broaden the club’s hiking appeal. Although the club used to allow dogs on club hikes, it currently does not do so now. If a suitable leader is found, this hike with dogs will be open to club members and non-members alike, although the leader should be a club member. All dogs will need to be leashed and the hike will be open to hikers without dogs too. Any club member interested in leading such a hike is asked to contact Tim, the Ramblers’ hiking schedule co-ordinator, at 250-301-8247. Again, a member who volunteers to lead such a hike can choose the specific hike they’d like to lead.