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2012-02-19 Snowshoe Hike on the Rigaud Mountain



On February 19th, you are invited to join the Ramblers for a  Snowshoe hike which will take about 3 h and  will cover 9 km on the Rigaud Mountain. There is a shorter option see below (3.6 km). The main hike is for intermediates but we will accommodate all levels of hikers. Snowshoes and trekking poles are recommended. Dress for the weather, in layers; bring water or juice and have a good breakfast before you come out.

Rendezvous Sunday  at 9:00 am for a 9:10 am departure in the parking lot at the end of Rue de Lourdes in Rigaud (this is behind the arena). If the parking area below the sanctuary has not been cleared of snow then we will park in the arena parking area.

We call the trail that we will follow "La 31". You can choose the length of the hike you want to do: 0 to 3,6 km, 4,3 km, 5 km and for the braves: 9,2 km. The climb  is 125 meters.

Take the exit off the 40 for Rigaud, when heading west through the town turn left at the first traffic light and follow the arena signs.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees have to be paid by check only.

N.B. Guests are welcome and members are encouraged to invite interested individuals who can participate in our sanctioned activities once for free. Guests must register at: After one free event, returning guests will be invited to join the Ramblers Association and pay the annual membership fee. Those people who, after using their free pass want to participate but not join will be obliged to pay $10 per outing.

All persons who participate in a Ramblers Club activity acknowledge having read, understood and accepted the Club’s policies and waiver, as posted on the website at, and agree to abide by them.

NOTICE: Ramblers Association hikes are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather conditions, such as an ice storm of thunderstorms. If a hike is cancelled for these reasons an email will be sent to all members and other people on our mailing list one (1) hour before the event is due to start. This cancellation notice will also appear on our website.