Schedule

2017 Hiking Schedule

Times shown are estimated hiking times; travel and breaks should be added. Except for the trip leaders shown, for information on the hiking trips please contact Tim at (250) 301-8247 or email the Caledonia Ramblers.

Please be sure to read the hiking schedule cover page for important information about the hikes.   Any changes to the hiking schedule will be posted here and all Ramblers members will be notified of schedule changes via email.

All hikers are requested to meet in the  Prince George City Hall parking lot at least 10 minutes before the designated departure time for the hike so that everyone can sign in and carpooling arrangements can be made.

 

For overnight trips please contact the trip leaders to let them know you plan to attend and be kept abreast of any possible changes.

Date Meeting Time Trip Destination Travel Cost Trip Rating Trip Leader(s)
April 23 8:00 am Sugarbowl $7 Stren E5e Andrea 250-563-2276
April 23 8:00 am Ancient Forest, upper bench $10 Mod C3br Nowell 250-562-7485
 

April 30

 

7:00 am

 

PG50-km hike (weather dependent)

 

Cottonwood Island Park start

V. Stren F3fr Shudao, 250-563-8343

Tim, 250-301-8247

April 30 6:00 am Zig Zag Ridge $12 V. Stren E5ery Travis 250-506-1320
 May 7 8:30 am Fort George Canyon $4 Easy B2b Dave, 250-564-8887
May 14  8:30 am  Eskers Park (for Paul & Gail Yezovich, with dessert potluck at end)  $5  Easy/Mod C2d Rob and Bonnie 250-564-5847
May 21  7:30 am Fraser Mountain (Fort Fraser) $15 Mod C3c Judy 250-962-2453
May 28  7:30 am Pope Mountain $15 Mod C4d Carolyn 778-802-5986
 

June 4

 

TBA

 

Work Hike

 

TBA

 

TBA

Nowell, 250-562-7485

Dave, 250-564-8887

June 9 (Fri.)  6 pm Moore’s Meadow  Moore’s Meadow Start Easy A1a Selina 250-613-6300
 June 11 8:00 am Quesnel River (Quesnel) $12 Mod ry Joe 250-747-1736
June 17-18 7:00 am Sat Eagle Valley Cabin  $20 + $10 per night, per person for cabin  Mod/Stren D3e Kim S., 778-349-3731
 June 25 7:00 am Mount Murray – Pine Pass $18 Stren D5dx Mike 250-962-2453
 July 1-3 TBA Ozalenka cabin, (McBride, three days, two nights) No room for more people.

All spaces filled.

 Mod/Stren C3c Melanie 250-981-4605
 July 9  6:00 am Torpy Mtn. (south route to Summit)  $12  Mod/Stren C3d Lyle, 250-562-8050
July 15 TBA Raven Lake TBA TBA Carolyn I. 778-802-5986
 July 16  8:00 am  Chinlac (East of Vanderhoof)  $15  Easy/Mod D2e Nowell, 250-562-7485
 July 23  7:00 am  The Vineyards (SE of Prince George)  $15  Mod/Stren D3d Dave, 250-564-8887
 July 30  6:00 am  Caledonia Mtn. (SE of Prince George  $15  Mod/Stren D5d Lyle, 250-562-8050
 Aug 4-7  TBA  Kamloops-area hikes (four days, three nights)  TBA  TBA Peter 250-613-9590
 Aug 13-19  TBA  Week-long trip  TBA  TBA Dave, 250-564-8887
 Aug 13  6:00 am McBride Peak  $20  Mod/Stren  Selina, 250-613-6300
 Aug 20  9:00 am Dougherty Crk./Buckhorn Rd. (shuttle  $4  Easy/Mod B2c  Nancy, 250-963-9411
 Aug 27  8:00 am  Viking Ridge  $7  Stren  E5e  Chris, 250-963-7497
 Sept 2-4 TBA Avalanche Pass (McBride, three days, two nights)  $20 Stren D5d Travis 250-596-1320
 Sept 10 6:00 am  Grizzly Den/Raven Lake Crossover $10 Stren D4e  Lyle 250-562-8050
Sept 17 7:00 am Groundhog Lake (Barkerville) $20 Mod/Stren E3e Tim 250-301-8247
Sept 24 7:00 am  Sugarbowl-Viking crossover via Sugarbowl Meadows (shuttle)  $7  Stren D5dx Mike 250-962-2453
 Oct 1 7:00 am Longworth Lookout $10 Stren D5d Mark, 250-563-1410
 Oct 8 9:00 am  Groveburn Pit/Troll Lk. cabin (Tabor  $3  Mod C3c Tim, 250-301-8247
 Oct 15  9:00 am Greenway-UNBC/Otway Cross  $2  Easy/Mod C1e Richard, 778-983-2171
 Oct 22  Blackwater (West)  $8  Easy/Mod D2d Rob, Bonnie 250-564-5847
Oct 29  TBA TBA TBA  TBA  TBA

2017 Family Hiking Schedule

Date Meeting Time and place Trip Destination Travel Cost Trip Rating Trip Leader(s)
 May 6  11 am -Greenway/UNBC Parking Lo Swampy Trail loop (1-2 hours)  Zero Easy (A1a) Nowell, 250 562-7485
 May 27  11 am -Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Lost Lake, Beaverly (2 hours)  $4  Easy (A2a) Nowell, 250 562-7485
 June 10 1 a.m. — 18th Ave./Foothills Blvd. Parking Lot Hillside Trail (1-2 hours)  Zero Easy (A2a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 June 24 11 a.m. — Exploration Place Hudson Bay Wetlands (1 hour)  Zero Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 July 8 11 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Wilkins Park Trail (1 hour)  $5 Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 July 29 11 a.m. — Forests for the World Parking Lot Shane/Reflection loop (2 hours)  Zero  Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 Aug 12 9 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Fort George Canyon (4 hours)  $4 Easy (B2b)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 Aug 26 11 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Berman Lake Park (2 hours)  $5 Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 Sept 9 9 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Livingston Springs (4 hours) $6 Easy (C1c)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 Sept 30 11 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall McMillan Creek Park (1 hour)  $2  Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485
 Oct 14 11 a.m. — Parking Lot behind P.G. City Hall Forests for the World, Highest Point Route

(2 hours)

 $2  Easy (A1a)  Nowell, 250 562-7485

Trip Rating Chart

Each trip has an overall descriptive rating (Easy, Easy/Moderate, Moderate, Mod/Strenuous, Strenuous, and Very Strenuous) and a specific rating for duration (# of hours), elevation gain, and round-trip distance. Some trips have additional indicators of special trail conditions.

Duration Level of Difficulty and
Elevation Gain (EG)
Round Trip Distance Special Trail Conditions
A = less than 3 hours 1 = Easy=fairly easy terrain, gentle slopes a = 5 km r = route/some, or no trail
B = 3 to 4 hours 2 = Easy/Mod=gentle slopes up to 300m (1000 ft) EG b = 5-7 km s = snowshoe trip
C = 4 to 6 hours 3 =Mod= 300m – 600m (1000-2000 ft) EG c = 7-10 km w = major water crossing
D = 6 to 8 hours 4 =Mod/Stren= 600m-900m (2000-3000 ft) EG d = 10-15 km x = brushy trail
E = 8 to 12 hours 5 = Strenuous=900m-1500m (3000-4500 ft) EG e = 15-20 km y = bushwhack
F = 12+ hours 6 = Very Stren=1500m-2200m (4500-6500 ft) EG f = 20+ km z = rocky/rough in places