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''Treemendous'' hike in the Morgan Arboretum

Date of the hike:    Sunday 10 November 2013

Location:                Arboretum

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  “Treemendous” Hike in the Morgan Arboretum

On Sunday November 10, join Alan and Barb Gibb on a hike on the trails in the Morgan Arboretum, with it’s 245 hectares of indigenous and exotic species of trees and shrubs. You will learn a few fun facts about some of the trees (this could be tricky if there are no leaves on the trees!)  We will stop for a little surprise at Blossom Corner.  Depending on participants’ interest, we may arrange for a naturalist to join us for expert information on a future hike in the early fall of 2014.

http://www.morganarboretum.org 

Distance : Approx. 8.4 km. with the option to cut out early if participants wish. (approx. 2 hrs)

Level: Easy -  Note -Trails can be muddy in areas so wear appropriate footwear. 

$ Admission Fee:  There is a $6.00 entry fee per adult (if you are not a member), however, we will benefit from a group rate of $5 per person if we have enough hikers..  Meet at the park entry building by 9am  where you will pay the leaders and get your parking sticker before proceeding to the 2nd parking lot.

Facilities: There is a washroom in the building by the 2nd  parking lot.

Carpool:

If you wish to carpool, meet at the Designer outlet parking lot on Hwy 342/Harwood  (Fashionwear side) in time for an 8:35 am departure.  Dress for the weather, in layers and bring your water bottle.

Directions:   Morgan Arboretum

                    150 chemin de Pins,

                    Ste. Anne de Bellvue, QC H9X 3V9

Note: There is a lot of construction in the area. You have the option of entering from the Morgan exit (off  Hwy 40) or off the Anciens Combattants exit,  along  the service road towards John Abbott College then L at the stop sign.

http://www.morganarboretum.org/fma/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=44

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“Treemendous” hike at the Morgan Arboretum

Date:  November 10/13

Leaders:  Alan & Barb Gibb with 11 members and 3 & 8.5/9 guests ( a very pregnant  young lady!)

Description:  We began with  a delay because the attendant was late arriving.  In the interpretive centre, I gave some pointers on fun facts on tree identification using pressed leaves as visual examples because most leaves were off the trees.  We then set off at 9:35 a.m. to complete the  yellow (including the 2 km pasture loop) then the  orange loop.  This was a relatively easy hike – although there were areas that were quite muddy.

Points of Interest:  At Blossom Corner, there was an explanation of the rare Biscuit Maple – found in urban areas with edible leaves that are double layered held together with a sweet sticky substance.  We all got to try some as I had found some in downtown Montreal.  (see photos)  Hikers were unanimous in wanting to have a naturalist accompany our group for a hike in early or late summer 2014.

Distance:  We completed the  8.4 km in just over 2 hrs including the tasting at Blossom Corner.  Fortunately the rain held off until we completed the hike.

Facilities: There are washrooms in the heated interpretive centre.

$ Note: We benefitted from a group rate although it should be noted that there is a senior rate of $4 – which would have made it a bit cheaper overall.

Barb Gibb      

          

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

sign no animals  Please take note that pets are not allowed on hikes.

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

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 theClub’s policies and waiver, 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.

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