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2019-01-27 Starting the New Year on the right foot!


Leaders: Barb and Alan Gibb

Level: Easy (Levels of difficulty for hikes)

Estimated time: 2 h

This hike will take us through a mixed forest of spruce, balsam fir, hemlock, pine, beech, and maple trees – and in this one – a special treat of a living Christmas tree – all decked out in its festive finery!  We have the advantage of observing the beauty of patterns in the bark of trees in winter.  If you stop and listen, you may hear the chickadees and see &/or hear pileated woodpeckers or wild turkeys.  If you are lucky (and quiet), you may also see the maker of the many deer tracks that can be found in the area. Please note that we have received permission from the landowners whose land we will cross.

Alan and Barb Gibb will lead this hike which will take about 2 hours. Bring your snowshoes and, if we have a major change in the weather conditions, footwear could be hiking boots and crampons. Bring them all.  Trekking poles would be advantageous.  Dress for the weather, in layers, and bring water.

 

Rendezvous  around 72 Leger, Hudson  https://goo.gl/maps/LNYYu6Bd68U2  by 9am for a 9:10am departure. 

Directions Coming from E (from Bellevue,) turn left off Main (at corner with Three Spruce Antiques)

Directions from W (Cameron), turn R off Main onto Royal Oak (you will see the sign for the Royal Oak Tennis Club) and follow the street veering left, around to 72 Leger.  

Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

Members should have their card at each hike. The membership fees may be paid by cheque or with Paypal.

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: invite-guest@lesrara.ca. 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 and the participant guidelines, as posted on the website at www.lesrara.ca, 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 or 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.