Tuesday May 13, 2014

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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
CNC Bookstore

Or order by emailing: caledoniaramblers@yahoo.ca

Thursday July 27, 2017

Upcoming Family Trip –

Saturday, July 29

Shane/Reflection loop (2 hours) Easy (A1a).

Please bring rain gear, water, sunscreen, and snacks.
Meet at the Forests for the World Parking Lot by 11 a.m., Contact Nowell, 250 562-7485, for more info.

Tuesday July 25, 2017

CALEDONIA MOUNTAIN, SUNDAY, JULY 30TH

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading a Moderate/Strenuous (D5d) hike up Caledonia Mountain, 109 km southeast of Prince George, on Sunday, July 30th. Hikers should bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or something to drink, lunch and snacks, extra clothing, insect repellent and/or a head net with hat, sunscreen and rain gear. Hiking poles and bear spray are also recommended. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 6 a.m. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $15.

For more information, please call Lyle at 250 562-8050.

Sunday June 11, 2017

Sadly, the moose calf we rescued, didn’t make it. 😔. It passed away on Friday night.  At least it was given a fighting chance to live. Thanks for giving it that chance, Northern Lights Wildlife Society. And thank you, fellow Caledonia Rambler members for rescuing it.

 

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Friday June 09, 2017

Moose Calf Rescue

Five members of the Caledonia Ramblers rescued a moose calf caught in a barbed-wire fence Wednesday afternoon (June 7th) on their way home from a trail-clearing day on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. Dave King, Darren Adams, Nowell Senior, Ron Neukomm and Tim Gardner were driving east along Pelican Road, west of Blackwater Road, when they spotted the animal with no mother in sight. After the group freed the calf, Nowell and Ron tried to give it water. Although its right hind leg was badly injured, Darren made room in the back of his pickup for the calf and Dave lifted it into the vehicle. Ultimately the men decided to take the calf to the BC Parks office on Ospika Avenue and were able to contact local Parks head, Gary Van Spengen, before their arrival. A local conservation officer took possession of the calf, thought it might be saveable and planned to take it to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Update!  Good news, we just learned the calf moose has been sent to the wildlife rehab
centre in Smithers.

 

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Monday June 05, 2017

This is one GREAT reason why our Trail Guides are so awesome.  Part of the proceeds from sales goes towards trail maintenance.  Here’s a few photos from the two work hikes that we had this weekend.  We worked on the Tacheeda Trail and on the Fort George Canyon trail.

 

Wednesday May 03, 2017

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.