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Silly Frilly Valentine’s Day Snowshoe hike at the Morgan Arboretum

Date of the hike:    Sunday 14 February 2016

Location:                Arboretum Morgan

$ Cost:                    0

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Photo: www.uwgb.edu

Date:  Sunday, February 14 2016

Leaders : Alan and Barb Gibb

Level : Easy to Intermediate - because of the distance in snowhoes  Levels of difficulty for hikes

Distance: 4.4 with an option to do another 2km (on snowshoes) or if we are walking, the 5.4 yellow trail with an option to do another 1.3 green and 1.3km red trails 

 http://www.morganarboretum.org 

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the woods of the Morgan Arboretum, a 245-hectare forested reserve, situated on the McGill University Macdonald Campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the western tip of the island of Montreal.Because the weather has been so unusual, bring your snowshoes and crampons for your hiking boots – we will decide on the day, which we will use.

If you want to have a bit more fun (and make others in the park wonder what is going on) wear something redpink, white or frilly in honour of Valentine’s day.

P.S. You may want to bring along a handful of sunflower seeds for the chickadees who may be coaxed to eat out of your hand.

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Please click here  by Feb 11th if you are planning on attending so we will have an idea of the number of participants.  

Note: Bring your drinking water as there is no potable water at the Arboretum.

Stop at the guest house for the payment of the entry fee.

$ For this hike, the Ramblers Association will pay the entry fees for all its members in good standing, this is why it is important to register on the list above.                                   

$ Guests must stop at the gatehouse (which opens at 9 a.m.)  to pay the $7 entry fee then proceed to the 2nd parking lot.  With this pass you are able to spend the entire day at the park (there are cross country ski trails if you have lots of energy to burn).

We will start the hike around 9:15 a.m.

Note: Bring your drinking water as there is no potable water at the Arboretum.    

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.  

 

                                                                           photo: arboretum morgan

Directions:   Morgan Arboretum

                    150 chemin des Pins,  Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9

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

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2016-02-14  Silly Frilly Valentine hike in the Arboretum ­_ Report

Date of hike: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Name of Trail (if applicable): Part of the Green, most of the Yellow and ending with a section of the Orange walking trails within the Morgan Arboretum.

Leader(s) for the hike and # of hikers: Leaders - Alan and Barbara Gibb with 7 members who were tough enough to brave the coldest hiking day of the year

Distance/approx. time: 6.1 km in 1 hrs 21 minutes which we did in boots rather than snowshoes in order to keep up a faster pace.

Brief description of trail (terrain/degree of difficulty): It is an easy, flat trail which was within the woods as much as possible to keep us out of the wind. The sunshine tricked us into believing it was not as cold as it was with the temperature hovering around – 26C and -38 with the wind chill factor.

Points of Interest/landmarks. We met in the pavilion because of the sub zero temperatures and wind. Hikers got into the spirit of Valentine’s by wearing something red or pink or with hearts. Edith carried a glittering heart on a stick and heart stickers were distributed for attachment to Ramblers hiking badges so we could all “follow our hearts.”  At one point along the trail, we marched in a giant heart pattern in the snow (see photo). Everyone was rewarded with a chocolate heart at the end of the hike (again within the pavilion)

Seasonal availability: 4 season.

Access Point (noting facilities if available): Access from 2nd parking lot. Facilities in the pavilion.

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     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 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. 

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 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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