Wednesday September 13, 2017

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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

Monday November 13, 2017

KORKY LAKE, SUNDAY, NOV. 19TH

The Caledonia Ramblers will be leading an Easy (B1br) hike (snowshoe) this Sunday, Nov. 19th to Korky Lake, west of the Greenway trail, in west Prince George. This trip will involve a vehicle shuttle and some bushwhacking. Participants should bring hiking boots, a day backpack, sufficient water or perhaps something hot to drink, lunch and/or snacks, extra warm clothing and gaiters. Hiking poles and bear spray are optional possibilities. This hike may be altered depending on weather. IF THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN THE AREA BEFORE SUNDAY, THIS TRIP WILL GO AHEAD AS A SNOWSHOE AND PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALSO BRING SNOWSHOES. If the weather turns warm, participants should also bring rain gear. Please meet 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 10 A.M. in the parking lot behind Prince George City Hall. The carpool fee is $2.

For more information, please contact Tim at 250-301-8247.

Monday November 13, 2017

Here’s more info on the upcoming BC AdventureSmart / Survive Outside Program.

It is happening on Thursday, December 7

7:00 – 9:00 pm.

The event is FREE!  You just have to register for it.

For more info, and to register for it, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bc-adventuresmart-survive-outside-program-tickets-39564292865?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

About Adventuresmart (from their website)

AdventureSmart, and its suite of five programs, is a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities.

In order to provide the largest possible number of Canadians and visitors to Canada with consistent and relevant safety information, and to ensure that opportunities to engage the public are maximized, AdventureSmart and its partners take a broad, encompassing approach to the delivery of adaptable safety information in-person, and online.

Through the collaborative efforts of our various partners, regional coordinators, and volunteers, AdventureSmart is dedicated to encouraging participants to “Get informed and go outdoors”.

https://www.adventuresmart.ca

Sunday November 12, 2017

(Shared from Facebook)

Thank you, Chris Mushumanski, for letting us know about this important program.

Hi everyone. I wanted to invite you all to 2 events coming soon, one in Prince George and one in Vanderhoof.
#AdventureSmart is the search & rescue prevention program in BC & Canada. They are coming north for a week and there are two events you may all be interested in.

Sunday Dec 3 in Vanderhoof will be Train the Trainer Day where you can become a presenter of the program. Thursday Dec 7 at UNBC there is be a survive outside presentation. You can register for both at this link.  https://www.adventuresmart.ca/getinvolved/upcomingevents.php

Monday October 30, 2017

Today, club members had a special breakfast.  It was hosted by BC Parks.  It was to celebrate our 2016 BC Parks Volunteer Group award!  Thank you BC Parks for making such a fantastic breakfast for us!  Afterwards, many of us went on a 15 km hike led by club president, Nowell Senior.

 

 

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Wednesday October 25, 2017

15 Ramblers had quite an enjoyable day walking the Blackwater trail.  It was such a nice day that we hanged out in the sun for quite a while at lunch.  Soon, winter will arrive.

 

 

 

Thursday September 28, 2017

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.

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