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                           the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Newsletter



     C o nte nts

  1. Mission Statement

  2. President’s Message

  3. - 5. Summiting Mt.
          Washington

  6. - 18. Hike Schedule

  19. ABC’s of Visiting
       Newfoundland

  20. - 22. End to End
            Thank You




  BLUE MOUNTAINS
 BRUCE TRAIL CLUB

  w ww. b m b t c . o rg

     P.O. Box 91
   Collingwood, ON
       L9Y 3Z4




    a member club of:

T H E B RU C E T R A I L
CONSERVANCY
     Close to nature.
     Close to home.
  the
 Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club
           Executive

PRESIDENT                                  Peter McDonald
mcd106@hotmail.com                         705-444-8294

PAST PRESIDENT                             Dick Edwards
redwards@georgian.net                      705-445-5849

VICE PRESIDENT                             Herman Ohrt
hermanohrt@sympatico.ca                    705-446-1440

BTC REPRESENTATIVE                         Marietta Service
 MService@cogeco.ca                        905-527-2519

SECRETARY                                  Herman Ohrt
hermanohrt@sympatico.ca                    705-446-1440
                                                                The Bruce Trail Conservancy
TREASURER                                  Del Cook
delcook@rogers.com                         705-445-5990
                                                                OUR MISSION STATEMENT
TRAIL MAINTENANCE                          Linda Finley
lfinley@katimavik.org                      519-538-2247         The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization
LAND OWNER RELATIONS                       Denman Lawrenson
                                                                committed to establishing a conservation corridor con-
j.Lawrenson@rogers.com                     Jansje Lawrenson     taining a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment,
                                           705-445-0014         in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote
LAND STEWARDS DIRECTOR                     Dave Knox
                                                                environmentally responsible public access to this
daveknox@georgian.net                      705-445-5933         UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY                       Paul Carnahan
                                           705-428-3022
                                                                A Board of Directors governs the BTC and volunteers
                                                                from 9 Bruce Trail Clubs are responsible for maintain-
HIKING DIRECTOR                            Tom Wilson           ing, stewarding and promoting the Trail.
tandrwilson@rogers.com                     705-446-1877

NEWSLETTER EDITOR                          Warren Leonhardt     The Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club’s section of the
warren@bmbtc.org                           705-445-4694         Bruce Trail runs 68.5 km from Lavender to Swiss Mead-
SOCIAL COORDINATOR                         Shirley Cook
                                                                ows. The terrain changes abruptly as the Bruce Trail
delcook@rogers.com                         705-445-5990         enters the area known as the Blue Mountains. Here are
                                                                Ontario’s best-known ski resorts, set among high bluffs
PUBLICITY                                  Hart Fischer
hfischer@gmail.com                         705-445-6876
                                                                interspersed with deep wide valleys. From the Trail,
                                                                there are excellent views of the rolling countryside and
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR                      Cathy Sears          Nottawasaga Bay. Our area has wonderful hiking oppor-
csearsinblue@rogers.com                    705-444-9859
                                                                tunities year round. Come on out and enjoy them.

             We are always looking for interesting              Guided hikes are listed on pp. 7 - 18. All levels of hikers
             articles to include in the newsletter.             are welcome to join us.

               If you have an item that would be                     Like many volunteer organizations, the Blue Mountains
              of interest to other members please                    Bruce Trail Club is looking for interested people to
                email it to Warren Leonhardt at                      serve on the Board. If you would like to help out, please
                      warren@bmbtc.org                               contact Cathy Sears at csearsinblue@rogers.com




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     President’s Message



   PHOTO: Hart Fischer

  Since my last message to you, our club has suffered a great loss with             at the meeting to support future BTC activities. At present we have a
  the sudden passing last spring of executive member Rosemary Wilson,               committee of our Executive looking at ideas for increasing our club’s
  in a river rafting accident in Peru. Rosemary was a delightful person of          marketing and fund raising capacities. Our current approach relies on two
  great warmth, grace and wit who co-led our very successful organized              special events, our end to end hike and Spring tree sale.
  hikes program with her husband Tom. She was deeply and enthusiasti-               Next year’s annual meeting, running from September 23 to 26 will be
  cally committed to the work of our club and to the BTC cause. All of              hosted by our neighbouring Beaver Valley club and in 2012 it will be our
  us on your executive miss her dearly and would like to express our                club’s responsibility to charge it up.
  continuing heartfelt sympathies to Tom and family.                                       Speaking of end to ends I am pleased to announce that one of our
             One of the club activities Rosemary was very involved in               executive member`s 2006 double end to ender is going to be commemo-
  was our new hike leader training program. This initiative, spurred by a           rated in a Parks Canada museum display in Tobermory. A pair of Hart
  major and successfully managed medical crisis occurring on one of                 Fischer’s hiking boots, completely worn out in his hiking odyssey, will be
  our hikes this past January, is focussing on leadership, emergency                included in a display honouring great hiking achievements on the trail. Also
  management and first aid skills development. Response from our hike               included will be end to end badges from all of the clubs.
  leaders has been very strong and gratifying. We have already com-
  pleted two full sessions, and will be offering more in the future, as need                  See you on the trail.
  requires.                                                                                   Peter McDonald
             I mentioned in the spring newsletter our club’s need for a                       PRESIDENT
  few more good folks to join our executive group. You have responded
  very well and as a result, I would like
  to announce that three club members
  will be coming on board as new exec
  members at large at our November
  meeting.Welcome to David Norton
  and Helen Peacock and David Cole.
          The Bruce Trail Conservancy
  held its annual meeting in Burlington
  on the weekend of September 18. It
  was a very positive and enjoyable
  gathering in celebration of many great
  achievements by the organization over
  the past year. It was a strong year for
  land acquisition with ten new proper-
  ties being acquired. This number
  included the Ley’s Burn property in
  our club’s area, just south of the
  Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation
  Area. It was also a very good year
  for membership development with a
  solid increase of 4.7% overall across
  all of the nine clubs. It is noteworthy
  that our club led the charge in this
  area with a very gratifying increase
  of nine plus percent. Fundraising has
  also gone very well for the BTC over
  the past year as well. At the meeting
  I was able to announce our club’s
  donation of a total of $4500 to the
  BTC - $1200 last spring in support of
  the Boyne River property acquisition
  in the Caledon club’s area and $3300


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S um miting Mt . Wa sh i n g t o n
                white mountains of New Hampshire
                                                      by Linda Finley
                                                                                                                  PHOTO: Linda Finley


                                                                                     count of Mt. Washington. Mr. Bryson gives some fascinat-
                                                                                     ing historical tidbits and describes the mountain’s eternal
                                                                                     mystique. Since reading his words, I have been enticed to
                                                                                     experience this mountain first hand.

                                                                                     Early in the morning of July 12th, after fuelling up with a
                                                                                     fortifying breakfast at the Pinkham Notch Visitors Centre
                                                                                     cafeteria, we commenced our much anticipated hike. The
                                                                                     weather forecast was for peak to peak sunshine. This was
                                                                                     our window of opportunity! Thus, our initial plans to save
                                                                                     Mt. Washington for a dedicated day trip later in the week,
                                                                                     became instantly merged with our initial plan to simply
                                                                                     hike up Mt. Madison (where we had prebooked accom-
                                                                                     modation at Madison Spring Hut). After all, what was an
                                                                                     extra 10 kms, when it meant we were guaranteed a rare
                                                                                     clear view from the top of this infamous peak? Moreover,
                                                                                     our modified route would allow us to achieve 3 additional
                                                                                     mountain summits in the “4000 footers” category, all within
                                                                                     the Presidential Range. The plan sounded like a win-win
                                                                                     proposition!

                                                                                     The route we followed up to Mt. Washington was the Tuck-
                                                                                     erman Ravine Trail, evidently the most popular trail. For the
                                                                                     first few kms, the trail follows the energizing Cutler River,
                                                                                     and eventually reaches Hermit Lake. At this location there
                                                                                     are small shelters, a water pump and a caretaker’s cabin
Success! On a sunny afternoon in early July, together with                   (known affectionately as “Hojo’s”). It was a perfect refuelling spot.
several keen Bruce Trail hiking buddies, I “summited” Mt.                    Here we crossed paths with many hikers, some ascending and
Washington.                                                                  some descending. It felt like a sort of pilgrimage. All had encourag-
                                                                             ing and knowing smiles on their faces.
A sign at the top proclaims “the worst weather in the world” Ap-
                                                            .                We continued along the Tuckerman Ravine Trail for a couple more
parently, an early July snowstorm is not an uncommon occurrence!             kms, wherein the climb became quite vertical. This feature is aptly
                                                                                                     .
                                                                             named “the Headwall” The cascading waterfalls were spectacular
We were impressed to learn that Mt. Washington, rising to an el-             and helped cool us off, as we profited by soaking our bandanas and
evation of 6,288 feet (1,917 metres), is the highest peak east of the        headgear in the clear frigid water. We also saw a remnant island
Rockies and north of the Smokies. We were also reminded that the             wedge of snow, sculpted with what appeared to be frozen waves
White Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains chain, are                on the surface. This sight was a vivid reminder that this area is a
among the oldest in North America.                                           Mecca for backcountry skiers in the winter. In fact, I overheard one
                                                                             hiker declare, “this route is much easier on snowshoes”! Food for
We reached the top by hiking, each of us Sherpa-ing a 10 kg back-            thought…
pack, laden with several litres of water, snack foods, extra clothes
and first aid supplies. We had heard there were less strenuous op-           Once we reached a crossroads called “Tuckerman’s Junction” we   ,
tions (such as the famous cog railway, and the paved auto road), but         knew the summit was within reach, only a few kms away. At this
our sense of adventure and pride directed us otherwise.                      point, we were above the tree line, navigating over big boulders,
                                                                                         ,
                                                                             or “jumble” and relied on piles of rock cairns to guide our path to
The hiking choice was also catalyzed, I believe, in part to having           the top. I couldn’t believe the story of determination I heard from
read Bill Bryson’s bestseller “A Walk in the Woods” which recounts
                                                  ,                          one hiker I encountered along this stretch. He sprinted effortlessly
his adventures along the entire Appalachian Trail. One complete              passed me, having no backpack or poles, and claimed to be rushing
chapter of that immensely entertaining book is devoted to an ac-             to meet his sister at the summit. It appears he had started the hike


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                          Blue B azes
           S ummiting Mte .w sWa ash ilnngcto nn t s
                       n       & nnou      eme                      by Linda Finley
                            white mountains of New Hampshire                                                                     PHOTO: Linda Finley

                                                                   by Linda Finley (cont’d)
                                                                                                                                PHOTO: Hart Finley
                                                                                                                                PHOTO: LindaFischer


                                                                                                        to benefit from a place where we could
                                                                                                        replenish our water supply, eat lunch and
                                                                                                        rest our burning feet.

                                                                                                        Rest stops included, it took us about 5
                                                                                                        hours to complete the approximate 7 kms
                                                                                                        climb to reach the summit, which meant
                                                                                                        we were averaging a speed of 1.4 km/hr.
                                                                                                        This was a bit of a reality check, and admit-
                                                                                                        tedly somewhat of a shock, compared to
                                                                                                        our standard 4 km/hr pace along the Bruce
                                                                                                        Trail.

                                                                                                      Our celebration and rest period was short-
                                                                                                      lived, however, as our final goal was to
                                                                                                      reach Madison Spring Hut, some 10 kms
                                                                                                      distant. We spotted the signs for the Gulf-
                                                                                                      side Trail and made tracks. We didn’t let
                                                                                                      oncoming hikers’ comments of “you sure
                                                                                                      have a long day ahead of you,” deter our
with her several hours prior, but had the misfortune of each sole of          optimism to reach our final destination by dinner.
his boots falling off within a half hour of each other. He had been
obliged to return to the base each time to find some Duct Tape in             We found the rest of the trail typically rocky, but got into a good
order to reattach the soles. It was a rather comical and almost su-                                      .
                                                                              rhythm of “rock hopping” Three mountains and 5 hours later, we
perhero sight – as the silver flashes from his bandaged feet were             made it safely to Madison Spring Hut, where we appreciated a deli-
visible from quite a distance.                                                cious, home cooked meal, prepared by the enthusiastic hut “croo”    .
                                                                              Mandatory lights out was enforced at 9:30 pm, and sleeping in the
Arriving at the top of Mt. Washington was a strange and juxtaposed            bottom bunk (of a tier of 4) took me back to my summer camp days.
experience. As you eagerly climb over the final lip of rocks, you land        While we were endeavouring to drift off to sleep, an emergency ra-
in a terraced parking lot filled with vehicles. Here an absolute clut-        dio crackled on and off for a few hours. We overheard a conversa-
ter of buildings confronts you (including a restaurant, a train sta-          tion between some AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) staff, who
tion, a visitor’s centre, and a weather observatory). Despite the rude        were conducting a “sweep” effort after dusk to locate a lost hiker.
awakening from solitude back to the buzz of humanity, where hik-
ers were substantially outnumbered by non-hikers, we were glad                Their effort was, happily, successful.




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               .w l u e nBi u nz te m ee n
                            a s
S um miting MteBssWaaash olnngceo nn tt ss
             new &
             n      & nn o u c e m
                         n                              by Linda Finley
                white mountains of New Hampshire                                                                     PHOTO: Linda Finley

                                                       by Linda Finley (cont’d)
                                                                                                                    PHOTO: Hart Fischer
                                                                                                                     PHOTO: Hart Finley
                                                                                                                    PHOTO: LindaFischer


                                                                                                    hiking. Three years ago my friends and I had
                                                                                                    trekked in the western region of the White
                                                                                                    Mountains, reaching 5 summits over 4,000
                                                                                                    feet and staying in 2 huts operated by the
                                                                                                    AMC. But that’s another story…

                                                                                                    Travel Information:

                                                                                                  Toronto, Ont. to Pinkham Notch, N.H:
                                                                                                  We estimated 8 hrs travel time, which allowed
                                                                                                  for stops for border crossing, lunch and fuel
                                                                                                  stops. We took the 401 east to Montreal, where
                                                                                                  we picked up Hwy 20 east and then took Hwy
                                                                                                  10 south to Magog, where we picked up Hwy 55
                                                                                                  south through Stanstead. We crossed from Can-
                                                                                                  ada into the US at Derby Line, Vermont. The wait
                                                                                                  was very short as traffic was light. The travel
                                                                                                  down the two interstates, 91 and 93 are effort-
                                                                                                  less; Hwy 2 east takes you to Gorham and then
                                                                           Route 16 south will bring you into Pinkham Notch.
Our descent the next day back to Pinkham Notch (10 kms) seemed
as challenging as the initial ascent. It involved picking our way          Pinkham Notch to Toronto:
along the crudely hewn Parapet Trail for a few kms. Along the way          We took a leisurely few days to return to Ontario from New Hampshire
we met and spoke briefly with a “through hiker” who had been hik-          – choosing to travel through the scenic parts of Vermont and New York.
ing and camping solo along the Appalachian Trail (AT) for several          To reduce some mileage, and to give the drivers a well deserved break,
months already. He was skilfully manoeuvring the trail carrying a          we opted for a ferry crossing of Lake Champlain, which lies between
25 kg pack, which had a revitalizing effect on us. We were definitely      the two states.
humbled and awed by his ambitious undertaking. (We learned that
the total distance covered by the AT is approximately 3,500 kms,           Accommodation:
over 4 times the length of the Bruce Trail).                               At Pinkham Notch we stayed at Joe Dodge Lodge, which was very a
                                                                           comfortable dorm style accommodation run by the AMC. A hearty self
We then hiked down the Osgood Trail for several kms (where we              serve style dinner and breakfast are included in the price of accommo-
could marvel at the height and features of Mt. Washington from             dation. During our dining experiences, we were able to chat with fellow
a distance, as well as detect the distinctive ski runs down Wildcat        hikers, and learn of their origins and intended destinations. Accord-
Mountain). We lunched at Osgood Tentsite, a campsite that sup-             ing to my random research, Bostonians and New Yorkers were in the
plied sturdy tent platforms. We did not rest for long, as we were ever     majority.
mindful (as we ate from our tins of tasty tuna) of the posted “Bear
Alert” signs.                                                                 The Lodge is also located directly next to the Pinkham Notch Visi-
                                                                              tor Centre, which contains a goldmine of information and resources.
Our final leg followed the beautiful and gentler Great Gulf Trail. We         We purchased our Trail maps there, and carefully inspected the scale
were comforted when we paralleled the Peabody River and crossed               model relief map of the entire White Mountain National Forest – which
over it on a small bridge, which meant the trail head and highway             raised our excitement and anticipation even higher.
were near. We remarked that we felt like we were back in the Pretty           Our first night on the Trail, we stayed at Madison Spring Hut. It was a
River Valley in the Blue Mountains.                                           cozy hut with co-ed dorm style accommodation. The resident staff pre-
                                                                              pared us a tasty dinner and a nourishing breakfast. The oldest hut in
So, in closing, our two days of hiking was definitely a rewarding ex-         the system, it will be closed this fall for renovations.
perience, not to mention an all body and soul workout (something
akin to the feelings of accomplishment combined with fatigue that             Note: The AMC website (www.outdoors.org) is the place to go for book-
you get at the terminus of a Bruce Trail “end to end” hike!).                 ing the Lodge or any of the mountain huts.
Post Script: This was my second trip back to New Hampshire for

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    the Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club

     Hike Schedule:
                                   No v e m b e r 3 , 2 0 1 0 th ro u g h M ay 2 9 , 2 0 11

                                                                                                                                 PHOTO: Hart Fischer

Notes:                                                                  difficulty and that I am properly equipped and physically able
 A) Unless stated otherwise, all hikes meet in the parkinglot           to participate. I have no medical or other condition which
behind Tim Horton’s on First St. in Collingwood                         might preclude my participation.

                                                                        I agree to follow the directions of the leader.”

                                                                  Hike Descriptions
                                                                  Pace:
                                                                  Slow …………………………                         0.0 to 2.5 km/hr
                                                                  Moderate …………………….                      2.5 to 3.5 km/hr
                                                                  Medium………………………                         3.5 to 4.5 km/hr
                                                                  Fast …………………………..                       4.5 to 5.5 km/hr
                                                                  Very Fast …………………….                     > 5.5 km/hr
                                                                  Difficulty of Terrain:
                                                                  Novice ………………………......Mostly flat and easy, good footing.
                                                                  Novice/Intermediate ……….....Normal, some hills and poor footing.
                                                                  Intermediate ………........................Strenuous hills and poor footing.
                                                                  Experienced ………….........Difficult, very hilly, rocky, poor footing.
                                                                  Challenging …… ...Most rugged, very hilly, very rocky, bad footing.

B) Hikers should come prepared with suitable clothing, foot- HIKER’S CHECK LIST
wear, water, and snacks.                                     Check distance, pace and terrain of hike to ensure it is within your
                                                                  fitness level. Call the hike leader before the hike if you have any
                                                                  questions or concerns.
C) Hikers are encouraged to purchase a Bruce Trail Map
                                                                  If you have any health problems that could affect your hiking perfor-
before hiking anywhere on the Trail. The map sales support        mance, inform the hike leader.
the Conservancy and it provides detailed access anywhere          Note: If you have any known asthma, allergies or hay fever, carry an-
in Ontario. Available at the Collingwood Tourism Informa-         tihistamines. Asthma sufferers should carry their asthma medications
tion Center, 30 Mountain Road Collingwood, ON. tel: (705)          or inhalers and, in winter, always carry an inhaler. Allergy suffers
445-7722 or at www.brucetrail.org. $34.95 for non-members,         should carry an EpiPen(s) and ensure someone on the hike knows
$28.95 for BTC members.                                            where you carry these. Diabetics should carry their medication.
                                                                   Wear comfortable boots/shoes.
D) Hikers will be required to sign a waiver similar to that set    Take a spare pair of shoes to change into at the end of the hike or carry
                                                                   plastic bags to protect the car from muddy boots and remember your
out below prior to the commencement of the scheduled activ-
                                                                   car keys.
ity:                                                               Have a backpack or waist pack to carry the following:
                                                                   - Cell Phone
“I acknowledge that this activity of the Blue Mountains Bruce      - Water or other beverages in screw top containers
Trail Club in which I am participating involves risks which                  (extra in summer or on longer hikes
are beyond the control of the club. Notwithstanding the ac-          - Snacks (plus lunch if indicated in the hike write-up)
knowledgment of such risks, I hereby release the Blue Moun-          - Plastic poncho/rain gear to conserve heat and provide
tains Bruce Trail Club, its contractors, employees, volunteers,              seating and rain protection
agents, assigns and executors from all claims for damage             - Spare pair of socks and boot/shoelaces, duct tape,
however so arising as a result of my participation in this or                whistle, 2 aspirin
                                                                     - In winter: Thermal blanket/space blanket, extra layer
any other activity organized by the club. I agree to pay the
                                                                             of clothing
cost of any emergency evacuation of my person or belongings
that may be necessary. I affirm that I am aware of the nature
of the activity, its approximate length, duration and degree of

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010                                    We will carpool to km 0.0 of the Blue Mountain Sec-
Time: 9:30 am (Note different meeting location)                tion. Following the Main Trail north through open fields
We will meet at 9.30 a.m. at Tim Horton’s in Wasaga            and mixed hardwoods, we will descend to and cross the
Beach (take #26 to Mosley St. and Tim Horton’s is              Noisy River. We will then climb out of the valley and
on the right, just before the bridge). We will hike the        follow the trail north to km 8.5 where the hike will termi-
ridges off Powerline that we snowshoe in the winter.           nate. Bring water and a lunch.
The trails are unmarked in this section. Bring a lunch         Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
and water.                                                     Distance: 9 km                 Map: 21. Edition 25
Pace: Slow             Level: Novice/Intermediate              Leader: Herman Ohrt                   (705) 446-1440
Distance: Approx. 10 km                                        hermanohrt@sympatico.ca
Leader: Cato Bayens           (705) 322-5569
catobay@aol.com                                                Wednesday November 17, 2010
                                                               Time: 9:00 am
Saturday, November 6, 2010                                     We will carpool to Km 43.7 on 30/31 Sideroad in Not-
Time: 9:30 am                                                  tawasaga and hike south to the Bruce Trail Parking lot
We will carpool to parking lot #2 near the gondola in the      on Cty.Rd.91. Along the way, we will explore the Sing-
Intrawest Village. We will hike up, across and down The        hampton Caves Side Trail (weather permitting) and the
Blue Mountain. We will hike up the beautiful Cascade           new Duntroon-View Side Trail. By November, the leaves
trail alongside the waterfall, experiencing steep ascents      will have fallen, allowing spectacular views along the
at times. We will then make our way across the top of          route. Hopefully Indian summer will still be lingering.
the escarpment and take in beautiful views of the
surrounding area including The Bay. We will hike
down the Memory Lane trail with comfortable
switchbacks and enjoy a very special mid-mountain
break for a snack. To the top again where we
will descend down the Village Way trail back to the
bottom. Bring a snack and water.
Pace: Moderate Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: approx. 6 km           Map: 24. Edition 25
Leader: Richard and Helen Saddington. 705-
444-5507
r.saddington@sympatico.ca

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Time: 9:30 am
We carpool to the skiers’ parking lot on Grey Rd 2
at Kolapore. We will follow the Main Bruce Trail
westward from Rd 2 to Metcalf Rock. From here
we will pick up the Paradise Highway trail in the
Kolapore system and follow it back to the parking
lot ….varied terrain and lots of great views. Bring
a lunch and beverage.
Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
Distance: 10 km                Map: 25. Edition 25
Leader: Neil Stokes            (705) 445-3942)
nstokes@sympatico.ca

Saturday November 13, 2010
Time: 9:30 am

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       10230 Highway 26 E., Collingwood, On                                   (705) 444-1414
                                                               Time: 9:30 am
Pace: Moderate                Level: Intermediate              We will carpool to km 8.4 of the Beaver Valley Section.
Distance:10 km                Map: 22/23. Edition 25           We will then follow the Main Trail south to km 13.2
Leader: Dick Edwards                 (705) 445-5849            where the hike will end. We will then return to Colling-
redwards@georgian.net                                          wood for our Xmas Pot Luck.
                                                               Pace: Slow                    Level: Novice
Saturday November 20, 2010                                     Distance: 5 km                Map: 24. Edition 25
Time 9:00 am                                                   Leader: Del Cook              (705) 445-5990
We will car pool to Eugenia in the Upper Beaver Valley.        delcook@rogers.com
The hike commences at the Hogg’s Falls car park (km
62.1) and proceeds with several picturesque waterfalls
ending at km 69 on Johnston’s Sideroad. Bring lunch            Saturday November 27, 2010
and beverages. Optional, at the end of the hike: desert
and coffee at a local bakery.                                         There will be a CHRISTMAS POT LUCK
Pace: Slow                    Level: Intermediate                 following the hike (1:00 pm) at the: Father Allard
Distance: 7 km                Map: 26 Edition 25                   Centre 63 Elgin Street, Collingwood (St. Mary’s
Leader: Mike Treuman                  (705)-444-8270                              Catholic Church)
 michael.treuman@gmail.com                                                   *Park at 150 St. Paul Street*

Wednesday November 24, 2010                                                  COME OUT AND JOIN US
Time: 9:30 am
We carpool to the parking lot on Duntroon Sideroad (km
36.5) and follow the main trail north to the Pretty River      CAUTION- HUNTING SEASON FOR BOWS AND
Valley. There are some great views and interesting crev-
ices. Bring a lunch
Pace: Moderate                         Level: Intermediate
Distance: 9 km                Map: 23. Edition 25
Leader: Bud Slocki            (705) 444-2230
bslocki@aol.com
                                                               MUZZLE LOADERS. 29 Nov to 5 Dec



Saturday November 27, 2010

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Wednesday December 1, 2010
Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to the parking lot at 15 / 16 Sideroad
in Singhampton and explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs.
This is a great place to snowshoe/hike, offering several
options in length, difficulty, beauty and views. Bring a
beverage and a light snack. Following the hike will be an
optional lunch at Mylar and Loreta’s - one of our favorite
restaurants.
Pace: Moderate                  Level of difficulty: Novice
Distance: 6-8 km                Map: 22. Edition 25
Leader: Sue Niblett             (705) 445-4751
nibs@bconnex.net


Saturday, December 4, 2010
Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to parking lot #2 near the gondola in the
Intrawest Village. We will hike up, across and down The
Blue Mountain. We will hike up the beautiful Cascade
trail alongside the waterfall, experiencing steep ascents
at times. We will then make our way across the top of
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the escarpment and take in beautiful views of the sur-
rounding area including The Bay. We will hike down the
Memory Lane trail with comfortable switchbacks and
enjoy a very special mid-mountain break for a snack. To
the top again where we will descend down the Village             csearsinblue@rogers.com
Way trail back to the bottom. Bring a snack and water.
Pace: Moderate          Level of difficulty: Intermediate        Wednesday December 8, 2010
Distance: approx. 6 km              Map: 24. Edition 25          Time: 9:30
Leader: Cathy Sears                 705-444-9859                 We will carpool to the KenYoung Side Trail area to the
                                                                 Beaver Valley access trail at the corner of Sideroad 10D
                                                                 and 3rd Line. We will flip cars and then hike north on the
                                                                 3rd line access trail to the Bruce Trail and then follow the
                                                                 Trail south. This part of the Bruce Trail has been newly
                                                                 opened and it is very scenic with many overlooks on the
                                                                 Beaver Valley below. We walk through a spectacular
                                                                 pass up the escarpment and pass over undulating trail.
                                                                 We proceed south to the Old Baldy parking lot where the
                                                                 hike will end. This hike is short with several climbs and
                                                                 descents along the way. Bring a lunch and a beverage.
                                                                 Pace: Moderate           Level of difficulty: Intermediate
                                                                 Approx: 5 km             Map: 25 edition 25
                                                                 Leader: Carl Wintermeyer (705) 444-6796
                                                                  c.wintermeyer@sympatico.ca



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                                                              9.                                        Fall/Winter 2010
                                                               Saturday January 8, 2011
                                                               Time: 9:30 am
                                                               We will carpool to 6th Sideroad and park at the end of
                                                               the ploughed section. From there we will snowshoe to
Saturday January 1, 2011
                                                               km 52.5, then turn north and follow the trail to km 55.5
Time: 10:00 am
                                                               (but short cutting the last 500m to join the John Haig
Start the year off on the right foot: On snowshoes
                                                               Sidetrail). We then follow the John Haig Sidetrail and
We carpool to the Snowmobilers’ Parking Lot and follow
                                                               then the Russ McConnel Sidetrail back to the cars. Bring
the snowmobile trail to the Pretty River Side Trail and
                                                               a lunch and beverage.
return to the parking lot via the main trail. Bring a lunch
                                                               Pace: Moderate                         Level: Intermediate
and beverage
                                                               Distance: 6 km                         Map 23. Edition 25
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
                                                               Leader: Dave Morton                      (705) 444-0228
Distance: 6.6 km                Map: 23. Edition 25
                                                               dmorton9@sympatico.ca
Leader: Murray MacRitchie (705) 446-2971
mdmacritchie@hotmail.com
                                                               Wednesday January 12, 2011
                                                               Time: 9:30 am
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
                                                               The Loree Forest is a good place for a snowshoe hike at
Time: 9:30 am
                                                               this time of year. We will car pool to the forest entrance
We will carpool to the parking lot at 15/16 Sideroad in
                                                               pathway on the 21st Sideroad and complete a loop hike
Singhampton then commence a loop hike through the
                                                               through the forest, with great views of Georgian Bay.
Nottawasaga Bluffs on our snow shoes. There will be
                                                               Following the hike, there will be an optional lunch stop
great views and varied terrain. Bring a drink and a snack
                                                               in Collingwood. Bring water and snacks
and for those who wish we can finish off with a lunch at
                                                               Pace: Slow                     Level: Novice
Mylar and Loreta’s.
                                                               Distance: 7 km                 Map. 24. Edition 25
Pace: Moderate         Level of difficulty: Intermediate
                                                               Leader: Sharon Emerson         (705) 444-0750
Distance: 7km approx.         Map: 22. Edition 25
                                                               sharon.emerson@sympatico.ca
Leader: Paul Carnahan                  (705) 428-3022



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Saturday January 15, 2011
Time: 9.00 am
Caledon Hills Section. We drive to Mono Centre (about         Wednesday January 26, 2011
45 minutes from Collingwood south on Airport Road)            Time: 9:30 am
and park in the village parking lot. We take the Cliff        We will carpool to km 20.6 of the Dufferin Section and
Top Side Trail to McCarston’s Lake Side Trail. Lunch on       snowshoe north through fields and bush to km 28.6. This
Lookout Side Trail overlooking the Mono Cliffs Pro-           is hilly country with beautiful views. Bring lunch and
vincial Park. Return on the Main Trail to Mono Centre.        beverages.
Bring beverages and a lunch. Some hikers may consider         Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
stopping off at the inn in Mono Centre after the hike.        Distance. 6.4 or 8km           Map: 20 Edition 26
Pace: Medium                   Level: Intermediate            Leader: Herman Ohrt            (705) 446-1440
Distance: 8 km                 Map: 19. Edition 25            hermanohrt@sympatico.ca
Leader: John Myers             (705) 444-1756
johnamyers@rogers.com                                         Saturday January 29, 2011
                                                              Time: 9:30 am
Wednesday January 19, 2011                                    We will carpool to km 9.1 of the Blue Mountain Club
Time: 9:30 am                                                 on #6/7 Sideroad Nottawasaga. This offers good snow-
We will carpool to the parking lot at 15 / 16 Sideroad in     shoeing in a mix of terrains. We will hike to km 15.7
Singhampton and explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs. This          and leave cars at each end. A stop for hot soup at nearby
is a great place for snowshoeing/hiking, offering several     “Fruit of the Glen” will be an après-hike option. Bring
options in length, difficulty, beauty and views. Bring a      water and snacks.
beverage and a light snack. Following the hike will be        Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
an optional lunch at Mylar and Loreta’s – one of our          Distance: 6.8 km               Map: 22. Edition 25
favourite restaurants.                                        Leader: Dick Edwards           (705) 445-5849
Pace: Moderate                  Level of difficulty: Novice   redwards@georgian.net
Distance: 6-8 km                Map: 22. Edition 25
Leader: Sue Niblett             (705) 445-4751
nibs@bconnex.net

Saturday January 22, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to Duntroon sideroad
(km 34.7) of the Blue Mountain Section
to commence a snowshoe hike of the
Nottawasaga Lookout Provincial Nature
Reserve. The hike will terminate at the
Singhampton Caves Parking lot (km 39.8).
Following the hike there will be an op-
tional lunch in Singhampton. Bring water
and a snack.
Pace: Moderate      Level: Intermediate
Distance: 6 km Map 23. Edition 25
Leader: Del Cook      (705) 445-5990
delcook@rogers.com
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                                            418 Cape Chin North Road
                                            Lion’s Head, Ontario
                                            N0H 1W0
                                            Phone : 1 (519) 795-7525 www.capechin.ca
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                                                          11.                                       Fall/Winter 2010
Wednesday February 2, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
We will drive to and park at Inglis Falls (km 92.1 in the
Sydenham club section), then snowshoe north on the east
side of the Sydenham river to Harrison park km 88.9. We
will stop for a snack in the park restaurant, then return to
the falls along the west bank of the river. Bring a bever-
age.
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
Distance: 6.5 km                Map: 32 Edition 25
Leader: Rosemary Petrie         (705) 293-4444
petrie6524@rogers.com

Saturday February 5, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot on
Westchurch Sideroad to begin a partial loop hike of the
Pretty River Valley Main Trail, Pretty River Side Trail
and the John Haig Side Trail. While there are some steep
ascents and descents the views are great and worth the
effort. Poles are suggested to make the hike a bit easier.
Bring lunch and beverages.
Pace: Medium                   Level: Intermediate
Distance: 10 km                Map: 23. Edition 25
Leader: Hart Fischer           (705) 445-6876
hfischer@gmail.com
                                                                Distance: 5 km                 Map: 24. Edition 25
Wednesday February 9, 2011
                                                                Leader: Dennis Gerrard         (705) 444-9252
Time: 9:30 am
                                                                dhgerrard@rogers.com
We will carpool to the Loree Forest parking lot and pick
up the main trail from km 8.3 and make our way south
                                                                Wednesday February 16, 2011
to km 13.2 where the hike will terminate. We will enjoy
                                                                Time: 9:00 am
some great views of the Beaver Valley as we snowshoe.
                                                                We will carpool to the car park at Eugenia Falls (km
Bring water and a lunch.
                                                                56.2). We will hike in the direction of Hoggs Falls, but
Pace: Moderate         Level: Novice/Intermediate
                                                                as that car park is closed in winter, we will turn around
Distance: 5 km         Map: 24. Edition 25
                                                                short of the falls, finishing up back at Eugenia falls.
Leader: Sharon Emerson        (705) 444-0750
                                                                Bring water and a snack.
sharon.emerson@sympatico.ca
                                                                Pace: Medium                     Level: Intermediate
                                                                Distance: 6 km                   Map: 26 Edition 25
                                                                Leader: Jansje Lawrenson         (705) 445-0014
Saturday February 12, 2011
                                                                j.lawrenson@rogers.com
Time: 9:30 am
The Loree Forest is a great place for a snowshoe this
                                                                Saturday February 19, 2011
time of year. We will carpool to the forest entrance
                                                                Time: 9:30 am
pathway on the 21st Sideroad and complete a loop hike
                                                                We will carpool to the parking area on the 21st Sideroad
through the forest, with great views of Georgian Bay.
                                                                at the Loree forest. We will walk south until we join the
Following the hike there will be an optional stop for
                                                                Loree side trail at km 9.3. We will follow the Side Trail
lunch in Collingwood. Bring water and snacks.
                                                                to rejoin the Main Trail at km 3.5, returning on the Main
Pace: Slow                     Level: Novice

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Trail to km 8.3 and back to the cars. There are some
stiles to climb and there will be good views over Geor-
gian Bay. Bring water and a lunch.
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
Distance: 7.5 km                Map: 24. Edition 25
Leader: Helen Peacock                    (705) 444-0228
helen.peacock@sympatico.ca

Wednesday February 23, 2011
Time: 9.30 am
We will carpool to The Falls Inn at Walters Falls to begin
a loop hike/snowshoe along the river and through the
surrounding woods. There are some steep, but short as-
cents. Bring water and a snack. There will be an option
for a hot soup or lunch at the Falls Inn after the hike.
Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
Distance: 5 km                 Map: 29. Edition 25
Leader: Murray MacRitchie (705) 446-2971
mdmacritchie@hotmail.com

Saturday February 26, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
                                                               Saturday March 5, 2011
We will carpool to the end of the 6th Line (turn north
                                                               Time: 8.30 am (note early start)
off the 15th Sideroad), in the Beaver Valley Section. We
                                                               We will carpool to the parking area at km 60.5 on the
will hike along the Bruce Trail heading north to km 11.3
                                                               Hockley Valley Rd. This part of the Caledon Hills sec-
where it joins up with the Margaret Paull Side Trail. We
                                                               tion is very pretty and while exploring the area we will
will follow the Side Trail back to the cars. Bring water
                                                               have a number of steep hills to negotiate. We may be
and a snack.
                                                               including one or two side trails, this depending on snow
Pace: Moderate         Level: Novice/intermediate
                                                               conditions, but we will return to where we parked the
Distance: 6 km         Map: 24. Edition 25
                                                               cars. Bring water and a snack. There will be an optional
Leader: Liz Fowlis             (705) 444-5668
                                                               lunch at a local restaurant.
lizziefowlis342@hotmail.com
                                                               Pace: Medium            Level: Intermediate/experienced
                                                               Distance. Aprox 8.0 km.        Map 18. Edition 25
Wednesday March 2nd, 2011
                                                               Leader: Jansje Lawrenson (705) 445-0014
Time: 9:30 am
                                                               j.lawrenson@rogers.com
We carpool to 6th Sideroad where we cross the John
Haigh Side Trail. From here we snowshoe south on the
                                                               Wednesday March 9, 2011
John Haigh Side Trail, continue on the Main Trail in a
                                                               Time: 9:30 am
northerly direction to km 52.5. From here we proceed
                                                               ANNUAL SPRING TUNE-UP
east to where the road is cleared of snow and cars have
                                                               We will carpool to the top of the escarpment to begin
been left earlier. Bring a lunch and beverage.
                                                               our Annual Spring Tune-up hike descending the Three
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
                                                               Stage Hill. This is always an interesting hike with some
Distance: 6 km                  Map 23. Edition 25
                                                               great views and interesting terrain. If we still have lots of
Leader: Rosemary Petrie         (705) 293-4444
                                                               snow, bring your snowshoes. Bring water and a lunch.
petrie6524@rogers.com
                                                               Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
                                                               Distance: 6 km                 Map: Map 23 Edition 25
                                                               Leader: Tom Wilson             (705) 446-1877
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                                                             13.                                       Fall/Winter 2010
Saturday March 12, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
We will carpool to Inglis Falls (km 92.1 in the Sydenham
Section), then snowshoe north on the west side of the
Sydenham river to Harrison park km 88.9. We will stop
for a snack in the park restaurant, then return to the falls
along the east bank of the river. Bring a beverage.
Pace: Moderate                         Level: Intermediate
Distance: 6.5 km               Map: 32 Edition 25
Leader: Mike Treuman                   (705) 444-8270
michael.treuman@gmail.com

Wednesday March 16, 2011
Time: 9:00 am
After leaving shuttle cars at the Snowmobilers’ Park-
ing Lot in the Pretty River Valley we will carpool to
the Duntroon SR (Highway 91) at km 38.5 to our new
Parking Lot. Our hike will begin going North towards
the Singhampton Caves and will continue down into the
Pretty River Valley. Bring snowshoes if the conditions
warrant it. Pack hot drinks and a lunch.
Pace: Medium            Level: Intermediate
Distance: 9.6 km       Map: 22 and 23. Edition 25
Leader: Hart Fischer            (705) 445-6876
hfischer@gmail.com

Saturday March 19, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to the parking lot at 15 / 16 Sid-
eroad in Singhampton for a tour of the Nottawasaga
Bluffs. This is a great place to snowshoe, and there are
many great views. Bring a beverage and a light snack.
Following the hike there will be an optional lunch at
Mylar and Loreta’s.
Pace: Moderate          Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: 6-8 km        Map: 22. Edition 25
Leader: Rob Mooy                (705) 445-3321
robmooy@hotmail.com

Wednesday March 23, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
We carpool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot and follow
the snowmobile trail to the Pretty River Side Trail and
return to the parking lot via the main trail.
Bring a lunch and beverage
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
Distance: 9 km                  Map: 23. Edition 25
Leader: Tom Wilson              (705) 446-1877
tandrwilson@rogers.com

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Saturday March 26, 2011                                       Wednesday April 6, 2011
Time: 9:00 am                                                 Time: 9:30 am
We will carpool to 15 Sideroad and Prince of Wales Dr.        We will carpool to the parking area on the 21st Sideroad
and start our hike at km 35.2. We follow the main trail       at the Loree forest. This is a circular hike that proceeds
north through some of the richest farmland of Ontario         north along the access road to the Loree forest. We then
(Honeywood loam) and forest, steep climbs and de-             hike east along a forest trail and then west to arrive at
scents, which will bring us to km 44.8, where the hike        the top of the Georgian peaks ski club. After lunch we
will end. Bring a lunch and beverage.                         proceed west to arrive at the start point. There are lots of
Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate            grand views of the Bay along the way. Bring water and
Distance: 10 km                Map: 20/21. Edition 25         a lunch.
Leader: Paul Carnahan                 (705) 428 3022          Pace: Easy                      Level: Intermediate
                                                              Distance: 5 km                  Map: 24. Edition 25
Wednesday March 30, 2011                                      Leader: Heather Wintermeyer              (705) 444-6796
Time: 9:00 am                                                 c.wintermeyer@sympatico.ca
We will carpool to the parking lot at Eugenia Falls (km
55.6), on the Upper Beaver Valley Extension Map. We           Saturday April 9, 2011
will hike south on the Bruce Trail to Hogg’s Falls park-      Time: 9:00 am
ing lot (km 62.3), with lovely views of the waterfalls.       We will car pool to the Snowmobiler’s Parking Lot on
Bring water and a lunch.                                      Westchurch Sideroad to begin “Hart’s Triple Hell” – 3
Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate            ups, 3 downs, 3 loops, 3 lookouts and at least 3 beers
Distance: 7 km                 Map: 26 Edition 25             for recovery. Everything will happen in the Pretty River
Leader: Linda Finley           (519) 538-2247                 Valley and there will be an opportunity to drop out after
lfinley@katamavik.org                                         one loop (about 5.5 km). Once you start the second loop
                                                              you are committed for the duration. There are some
Saturday April 2, 2011                                        steep ascents and descents with great views, making the
Time: 9:30 am                                                 extreme effort worthwhile. Poles are suggested to make
We will carpool to 15/16 Sideroad in Singhampton,             the hike a bit easier. Bring lunch and lots of beverages.
where we will start and end our hike. Leaving the park-       Pace: Medium                    Level: Challenging
ing lot we will explore the Nottawasaga Bluffs area via       Distance: 18 km                 Map: 23. Edition 25
the Main Trail, Keyhole Side Trail and the Betty Carter       Leader: Hart Fischer            (705) 445-6876
Side Trail. We may explore them all or some of them.          hfischer@gmail.com
Interesting terrain and views. Bring water and a snack.
Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate            Wednesday April 13, 2011
Distance: 10 km                Map: 22. Edition 25            Time: 9:00 am
Leader: Dick Edwards                  (705) 445-5849          We will carpool km 80.4 of the Beaver Valley Section to
redwards@georgian.net                                         begin our hike. We will follow the main trail north along
                                                              the escarpment edge. The trail passes through mature
                                                              hardwood forest and open fields with some spectacular
                                                              views over the Beaver Valley. The hike will terminate at
                                                              Epping Lookout km 91.9. Bring water and a lunch.
                                                              Pace: Moderate                Level: Intermediate
                                                              Distance: Approx.11.5 km Map: 27. Edition 25
                                                              Leaders: Terry Sears          (705) 444-9859
                                                              tjinblue@rogers.com

                                                              Saturday April 16, 2011
                                                              Time: 9:00 am
                                                              We will carpool to Blantyre and commence our hike at
                                                              km 0.0 of the Sydenham Section. We will follow the trail
                                                              west to km 7.4. Bring water and a light snack. At the
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conclusion of the hike we will return to Collingwood for        Saturday April 23, 2011       WORK       PARTY
the AGM and Pot Luck.                                           Time: 9:00 am
Pace: Moderate                Level: Intermediate
Distance: 7.4 km              Map: 28. Edition 25
Leader: Del Cook              (705) 445-5990
delcook@rogers.com

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                 Saturday April 16, 2011


                                                                While no specific jobs had been identified at the time
                                                                the hike schedule was prepared, experience has shown
                                                                that there is always lots to do. Come on out and give us a
                                                                hand.
                                                                If you plan on taking part:
                                                                Contact: Linda Finley                 (519) 538-2247
 The Blue Mountain Bruce Trail Club Annual Gen-                 lfinley@katamavik.org
eral Meeting will be held at 3:00 pm with a potluck to
 commence at the conclusion of the meeting. A.G.M.              CAUTION:- WILD TURKEY HUNTING SEASON-
  and Pot Luck will be held at Cornerstone Church, 20           April 25th to May 31st
          Batteaux Road, Village of Nottawa
                                                                Wednesday April 27, 2011
Contact: Shirley Cook                    (705)-445-5990         Time: 9:00am
                                                                From the skiers` parking lot at Kolapore on Grey Road
COME OUT AND JOIN US                                            2 we shall follow the Paradise Highway/ Church trails
                                                                to complete a loop of the Kolapore highlands. The area
Sunday April 17, 2011                                           boasts an impressive diversity of terrain coupled with
The Collingwood Super Cities Walk for MS 2010                   some outstanding views. The hike may be augmented to
The Blue Mountain Bruce Trail Club will once again be           include other trails in the system, depending on condi-
entering a team in the Walk for MS. It is more fun when         tions and interest.
you walk with a group. Why not come out and join your           Bring lunch and water.
fellow hikers in the fight against MS.                          Pace: Easy                      Level: Intermediate
Contact: Shirley Cook                  705-445-5990             Distance: 8km (minimum); 11 km (maximum)
                                                                Leader: Neil Stokes             (705) 445-3942
Wednesday April 20, 2011                                        nstokes@sympatico.ca
Time: 9:00 am
We will carpool to km 93.3 on the Sideroad 22C on the           Saturday April 30, 2011
west side of the Beaver Valley. We will then traverse           Time: 9:00 am
the Fairmont Side Trail, sections of the Bruce Trail and        We will carpool to the cemetery parking area outside
the Siegerman Side Trail to finish at the start point. This     Lavander, then proceed to km 42.8 on Centre Rd to start
is a very scenic hike, with hilly areas and some steeper        the hike. The hike starts with steep descent to the Black
ascents. Bring water and a lunch.                               Bank river then after climbing out of the valley we will
Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate             follow trails with good views to km 53.8. Bring drinks
Distance: 10.2 km               Map: 27. Edition 25             and a lunch.
Leader: Barb Elwood             (705) 445 8028                  Pace: Moderate                         Level: Intermediate
belwood1@rogers.com                                             Distance: 9 km                         Map 21. Edition 25
                                                                Leader: Rosemary Petrie        (705) 293-4444
                                                                petrie6524@rogers.com

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Wednesday May 4, 2011                                         Saturday, May 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 am                                                 Time: 9:00 am
We will drive to Highway 89 via County Road 124. We           We will car pool to Swiss Meadows to commence our
start at Primrose Loop Side Trail to Main Trail, following    hike through the nice B.T.C. property, then on the first
it eastward to the Boyne River Side Trail. We then take       9.3 km of the Beaver Valley Main Trail and the Loree
the Boyne River Side Trail back to Main Trail, and then       Forest Side Trail, to # 21 S.R. where we left some cars
south on the Main Trail to Highway 89. Bring water and        to take us back to Swiss Meadows. There are several
a lunch.                                                      steep ascents and descents, but the views make the effort
Pace: Moderate                Level: Intermediate             worthwhile. Bring lunch and lots of water.
Distance: approx. 8 km        Map: 20. Edition 25             Pace: Moderate                 Level: Intermediate
Leader: John Myers            (705) 444-1756                  Distance: 12 km.               Map: 24. Edition 25
johnamyers@rogers.com                                         Leader: Ray Walker             (705) 445-2272
                                                              jrwalker@rogers.com
               Saturday May 7, 2011
          BRUCE TRAIL CONSERVANCY                             Wednesday May 18, 2011
                   TREE SALE                                  Time: 9:00 am
             SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011                             We will carpool to km 15.8 on 15th Sideroad in the
            TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm                          Beaver Valley Section. We will walk through to km 23.7,
                                                              with the shuttle car pick up at the Kolapore car park.
LOCATION:                                                     Bring water and a lunch.
Blue Mountain Mall (Canadian Tire) parking lot.               Pace: Moderate                  Level: Intermediate
Our Club will be selling a variety of hardwood and soft-      Distance: 8.2 km                Map 24 and 25. Edition 25
wood tree seedlings, which will look great on virtually       Leader: Terry Sears             (705) 444-9859
any property. Trees are bare root and                         tjinblue@rogers.com
potted – 3 to 4 years old.
                                                              Wednesday May 25, 2011
Proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Bruce Trail       Time: 7.00 am (Note early start)
Conservancy.                                                  We will carpool to Wiarton and start the hike at Km 0
                                                              of the Peninsula Club. Following the set up of a shuttle
We need your support to reach our objective so come out       we will walk north along the shoreline of Colpoy’s Bay
and purchase a tree or two. We will have lots on hand.        to Purple Valley Trail Parking at km 17.1. There will be
Members who would like to help out by selling trees for       great views over the Bay and the option of a drop-off at
part of the day are invited to contact:                       the Malory Beach access trail (km 12.0). Bring water and
Sharon Emerson at               (705) 444-0750                a lunch.
Sharon.emerson@sympatico.ca                                   Pace: Medium           Level: Intermediate/Experienced
                                                              Distance: 17.6 km             Map 35/36. Edition 25
Wednesday, May 11, 2011                                       Leader: Denman Lawrenson (705) 445-0014
Time: 9:00 am                                                 d.lawrenson@rogers.com
We will carpool to Duncan parking lot at km 33.2 in the
Beaver Valley Section. This is a loop hike and we will
get fine views from Pinnacle Rock and Metcalf rock. We
will walk first along the main trail and then along the
Chuck Grant Side Trail, eventually returning to the park-
ing lot via the main trail. Bring water and a lunch.
Pace: Moderate          Level of difficulty: Intermediate
Distance: 10.8 km               Map 25 Edition 25
Leader: Marilyn Jones                  (705) 446-9951
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Saturday May 28, 2011

             ANNUAL END TO END

First Leg
Meeting Place:                                               Sunday May 29, 2011
We will meet at Highlands Nordic Centre. It is located       Second Leg
west of Duntroon on the 10th Line, south of County Rd.       Meeting Place:
91, (a 3 minute drive west from Duntroon on 91, then a 2     We will meet at Highlands Nordic Centre (see above for
minute drive south on the 10th Line).                        directions).
Be at pickup point by 6:45am at latest.                      Be at pickup point by 6:45am at latest.
                                                             Badges will be provided to those completing both legs.
Registration Fee:     $25.00 will cover transportation,      Pace:                  Set your own
                      refreshments and badge.                Distance:              Approx. 33 km
Pace:                 Set your own                           Contact: Sharon Emerson              (705) 444-0750
Distance:             Approx. 33 km                          sharon.emerson@sympatico.ca
               (Hikers may drop out at checkpoints)
                                                             John Haig does it again! Volunteer of the year.
Send registration fee to:
                      Lee Wallace
                        Box 798,
                  139 Orchard Drive,
                    Thornbury, ON,
                       N0H 2P0

For info contact: Sharon at (705) 444-0750
sharon.emerson@sympatico.ca


                    !! NOTE !!
                  ALL MEMBERS
           A social gathering will be held at
              Highlands Nordic Centre
         following completion of the first leg.
             Social – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
       Burgers and Salads – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
                Cost: $6.00 per person
                    Dress: Casual
                  RSVP if possible




            Shirley Cook     (705) 445-5990


             COME OUT AND JOIN US

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          ABC’si s ofo s Vis itingS hNewfoundlandt
          by Liz Fowl , R emary Petrie, aron Emerson, Sue Niblet
                                                                                  navigate a 10 m high waterfall to reach their spawning grounds.

                                                                                  L ~ Lobster Head Cove Lighthouse: We had had a full day of hiking and
                                                                                  were on our way home. One last stop. This sent Rosie into a “I’m dying for a
                                                                                  cup of tea” frenzy. On entering the lighthouse, a very vibrant, friendly lady
                                                                                  behind the desk greeted us with, “Would you like a cup of tea?” We were
                                                                                  pointed to the kitchen, made our cup of tea and sat with our feet up! An-
                                                                                  other example of Newfoundland hospitality.

                                                                                  M ~ Moose Burger: more nutritious alternative to a hamburger.

                                                                                  N ~ Norris Point: site of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, where Sandy, a ma-
                                                                                  rine biology student introduced us to her pet Sea Mouse!

                                                                                  O ~ Oil: Whale oil extraction done at Red Bay, Labrador by Basque whalers
                     The adventurers are, from left:                              as depicted at the Red Bay Visitors Centre.
       Liz Fowlis, Rosemary Petrie, Sharon Emerson, Sue Niblett.
                    ABC’s of Visiting Newfoundland                                P ~ Painters: Whilst sipping our tea at the Lobster Cove Lighthouse a lo-
When we were asked to write about our trip to Newfoundland we reluc-              cal lady resident was trying to marry off her son who just happened to be
tantly accepted the challenge. One week prior to deadline we started to           painting the exterior of the lighthouse. “Are any of you single?” she asked.
panics, of course, we hadn’t written anything! So after a few bottles of the      “Yes we all are” ( we dragged Rosie P into the net)“There are 2 of them out
red stuff and some serious thought, we got cracking. As those of you who          there and they both need wives why don’t you check em out”   .“We have, but
have visited this wonderful island will realize Newfoundland English is like      they look young for us!”“Don’t worry about that” she said “ they don’t care
none other. So we are going through the alphabet with some local expres-          about age” Newfoundland humour at its best.
sions and anecdotes of a memorable trip. Here are just a few of them:
A ~ L’Anse aux Meadows: The Viking settlement at the top of the island            Q ~ Quidi Vidi: A small village and neighbourhood of St. John’s with a great
is regarded widely as the first European settlement in North America. ( A         brewery. We quickly acquired a taste and acquired the name of “ The Quidi
UNESCO World Heritage Site)                                                       Vidi chicks”

B ~ Bergie bits: Pieces of iceberg which are collected with nets from small       R ~ Rocky Harbour: a small community with a variety of amenities, serving
boats to be used in the manufacture of iceberg beer and bottled water.            as a hub for day excursions in Gros Morne National Park.

C ~ Cow Head: Home of the Gros Morne Theater Festival and 500 million             S ~ St. John’s: Sue spent 3 days here before meeting Sharon, Rosie and
year old rock formations.                                                         Lizzie in Deer Lake. Too many experiences to talk about here, but if you
                                                                                  want more info, call her.
D ~ Desserts: Jam-Jams, Lassy Mogs, Bake apples and Figgy Duff (without
a fig in sight) but all great with a cuppa tea.                                   T ~ Tablelands: Hiking trail with eerie, barren landscape and rocks from
                                                                                  deep beneath the earth’s surface.
E ~ Elsie’s room: We had a good nights sleep in this room which had been          U ~ Unfortunately no whales visible on boat trip. A Minke Whale was
occupied by Elsie who was a nurse at the Grenfell Nursing Station at For-         glimpsed from our window at the “Snuggle Inn” at St. Anthony.
teau, Labrador.
                                                                                  V ~ Vikings: Only lasted for one generation conditions too tough. The Visi-
F ~ Fisherman’s Brewis: this consisted of ashed cod, mashed hardtack bis-         tors Centre recently updated.
cuit topped with pork scrunchions (? Spelling) No-one else tried this either.
                                                                                  W ~ Western Brook Pond: easy boardwalk hike to the departure point for
G ~ Gros Morne: When we got to the top, we felt as though we had sum-             the boat trip. Lizzie met her next door neighbours and 2 nice bikers from
mited Everest! Whew! But the view and the egg salad sandwiches made it            L.A. In the Fjiord, waterfalls were plentiful, scenery beautiful.
worth the effort.
                                                                                  X ~ eXceptional trip.
H ~ Hospitality: Are there any people more hospitable than Newfound-
landers? If so, we have yet to meet them.                                         Y ~ Young Caribou calving at top of Gros Morne during month of June-
                                                                                  mountain off limits! Check dates before you leave!
I ~ Icebergs: You really do feel the chill in the air as you pass a 15,000 year
old iceberg. Taste the purest water on earth, iceberg ice (or beer).              .Z ~ zucchini: (making this up) vegetable grown in the side of the road
                                                                                  vegetable gardens-soil is trucked in and cultivation of these roadside plots
J ~ Jig’s Dinner: Traditionally served as Sunday dinner and consists of salt      provide food for local Moose(as witnessed by us ‘come from aways’)
beef, and boiled vegetables served with pease pudding boiled to a paste.
Also served with blue potatoes which are a variety common to Newfound-            So that’s it. We won’t easily forget our trip to Newfoundland and if you have
land. Ask Lizzie how it tastes. The rest of us went for the safety of fish and    not yet been, put it right up there on your “must do” list
chips.
K ~ King of Fish: Atlantic Salmon come to the Torrent River to spawn and          R.S.L.&S.z


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2010 End to End Thank You
“Did She Mention My Name”
                                                                          Our picture takers were Hart Fischer, Irena Barbir and Tin Htoo---
                                                                          hundreds of photos and not a gray hair to be seen. (You may have
                                                                          to go to the Blue Mtn web site to see the photos) but you could try
                                                                          the following: http://www.bmbtc.org/index.html. With Georgian
                                                                          Bay in the background, the hat folks at the BBQ, the happy finishers,
                                                                          what a terrific job, thank you photographers.

                                                                           Thank you also to Neil Stokes and Sue Niblett who, with the help
                                                                          of Marietta Service, our BTA Representative, co-marshalled on Sat-
                                                                          urday so I could cover the trail. Once my helpers, Sharon Emerson,
                                                                          Barb Elwood, and Lee Wallace got the attendance, hike waivers and
                                                                          the 67 hikers on the two buses, it was off to Swiss Meadows. The
                                                                          hares leapt off and raced for trail position, while the turtles donned
                                                                          sun screen and sun hats, determined to make the distance. That is
                                                                          the beauty of a club supported end to end, everyone follows the
                                                                          blazes back to their car at their own pace. Some took pictures, sam-
                                                                          pled the baking of Bonnie Zinn, A.K.A. Bonnie the Baker Supreme,
                                                                          and noticed the blue waters of Georgian Bay, some worked out
                                                                          their kilometers per hour and who finished ahead of them. “Each
                                                                          to their own,” said the old woman who kissed the cow.

                                                                          Check points were managed by Myra Tytus, Sharon Emerson, Barb
                                                                          Elwood, Lee Wallace, Liz Fowles, Rosemary Petrie, Peggy Bailey, Pe-
                                                                          ter and Mary Thompson, Sue Niblett, and John Haigh. You must
                                                                          have said and done the right things, the hikers loved you. Some
                                                                          had blisters, some had sore muscles, some turned ankles, some had
                                                                          black fly bites, but apparently the discomfort was balanced with
 Barb Yeo is presented with her donation Thank You plaque                 giggles, chortles, and although I can’t confirm it, some even tried a
Gordon Lightfoot’s song played in my head as I work towards the           dip in the Mad River as a diversion. Paul Carnahan did sweep duty
completion of the Blue Mountain End to End of 2010, ----my ‘Swan
Song Year’. I am handing the helm over to three delightful people,
Barb Elwood, Sharon Emerson, and Lee Wallace who will put their
stamp on the end to end. There are so many people who help with
this project, and I wonder if I have remembered to mention their
name. I will try to give a nod to as many as I can think of; here goes.

Highlands Nordic is fairly central to our Blue Mountain Trail, but
they also have been generous and wonderful in so many ways.
Thanks to Larry Sinclair, his family and staff, Highlands Nordic is a
super place to cross country ski, a great place for our BBQ, a per-
fect parking place for cars, and the farm house had become the fun
house. They tell me they make lots of tea and sing songs around
the fire pit, the Niagara gang’s influence no doubt. May the tradi-
tion last forever.


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for us, thanks to all those helpers. The
gift of time is a generous one.

What can I say about the BBQ? Shirley
and Del Cook have mastered preparing
for an unknown number of ravenous
hikers. They started with the most
delicious finger food, and ended with
decadent desserts. The happy faces
and the raucous laughter tells it all.
Thank you to Del, Shirley and the gang
that set up, served and dismantled.

 Thank you also goes out to the Blue
Mountain Club as a whole under the
leadership of Peter McDonald. The
ship sails ever forward with a full crew
of workers and advisors. Linda Finley
needs to get a special nod along with
the trail maintenance crew. We have a
beautiful section of the Bruce Trail and
are pleased introduce it to the people
who came from as far away as Sarnia.

Adding the Fun Factor
Why do people drive to do this hike, why
do people organize it, why do people
volunteer? There is an enjoyment of
the outdoors, there is an energy draw,
there is disbelief of the goals, there is the
laughter. I guess it boils down to the fun
factor. I love the fun hats, I love to see
the hikers come in to a check point with
that wonderful mixture of exhaustion                                     again!
and elation on their faces. It takes lots of grit and determination to   Thanks, again,
cover nearly 67 kilometers in two days , and the reward of a badge,      Happy Hiking,
(as cute as he is), is a bit nebulous, but the hikers do recognize       j :)”
the contribution that is required by the club to make this happen .
                                                                         “Thanks for a great hike! I am so glad I joined and stayed at the farm
Here is a bit of the feedback from the hikers:                           house. It was very well organized and the BBQ was great too. I met a
“It always feels good to turn out for such a well organized and fun      great bunch of people and really enjoyed myself. The volunteers and
event. Congratulations on running yet another successful end to end,     snacks at the check points were great too. (special thanks to the Day 2
you even got the weather right!”                                         check point 2 ladies who took care of me and brought me back to the
T                                                                        farm house!). I’ll come back to the trail in a few weeks to finish my last
                                                                         14km and next year I’ll try the end 2 end again! Everyone was so help-
“Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! I thoroughly enjoyed         ful and supportive!
my stay at the farmhouse and I met so many fabulous hikers! I will       Thanks again!
try to do the end to end again next year - and stay at the farmhouse,    K”


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                                                                           They were:
“These are fantastic pictures! Be sure to Thank Irena and her assistant    Gord Brocklebank
for donating their time and talent! They really captured the spirit and    Nils Stockinger
the fun we all had! Super job!”                                            Robert Mooy
                                                                           Fran Wood
                                                                           Matthew Mutch
                                                                           Irene Dicks
                                                                           Louise Langlais
                                                                           Therese Hawn
                                                                           Marianne Wigle
                                                                           Fiona Nisbet
                                                                           Gary Booth
                                                                           Laura Browne
                                                                           Tom Hall
                                                                           Heather Robb
                                                                           Steve Sack
                                                                           Janet Ingham
                                                                           Steve Burkart
                                                                           Chantal Scerri
“I just want to thank you again for all your hard work in organizing the   Arlene Scerri
End-to-End. I had a wonderful time. It will always hold a special spot     Peter Nicholl
in my heart. Everyone from the Blue Mountain Club was so warm and          Kelly Lopez
welcoming. You have a wonderful bunch of people there!                     Vito Fasano
Thank you! You are wonderful!                                              Fred Azzopardi
A”                                                                         Bill Anthony
                                                                           Hart Fischer
“You were amazing pulling this event together! We were thrilled that       Ed Dean
you so easily accommodated us! Our aches and pains are a “pleasant”        Jan Chambers
reminder of a memorable day! Thanks for a great effort and please          Rolf Tomlins
pass on our thanks to all your volunteers especially whoever mad the       Vanessa Fox
peanut butter chocolate treats at checkpoint 2!! Cheers, K and R           Jansje Lawrenson
  ps. My pedometer marked the hike as 42,700 steps, 1650 calories          Denman Lawrenson
burned in 6 hours 12 minutes!! We toasted our efforts with fellow Bruce    Susan Janhurst
Trail hikers and neighbours H and D!”                                      Greg Luck
                                                                           Norm Sailian
“Many thanks to you and the other volunteers who supported you in          Mike Garvey
organizing the end-to-end hike this past weekend. I enjoyed the two        Hart Fischer
days. Kind regards”                                                        Frances Wise
                                                                           Edith Graf
“It was a great end to end. So very well organized, great trails, great    Audrey Dancy
food. Thank you and thank all the wonderful volunteers from me and
my buddies.”                                                               P.S.
                                                                           Speaking of my bridge, it is a sweet bridge, and I ‘m lovin’ it. Thanks
There were 39 who successfully completed the Blue Mountain end             to all who do such marvelous work for the Blue Mountain section
to end and earned their badge.                                             of the Bruce Trail. Thank you to all the helpers who made another
                                                                           successful end to end in 2010.

                                                                           Barb Yeo

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