Thursday, September 17, 2020

HELENBAR 2020 09 17

 Jackie was our guide today at Mississaugi park and up the Helenbar trail to that spectacular lookout.  16 hikers came out to enjoy the beautiful sunny day. We paused for a snack break at the top of the climb and then at the bottom of the mountain a few waded in the beach water to cool off their feet.  A long hike but well worth it !

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

NOTICE FOR THURSDAY HIKE

 Thursday’s hike with Jackie will be a somewhat challenging one at Mississagi park.  We will be doing the Helenbar trail which has big climbs and is fairly long.  The road to get there from meeting at Scotiabank has now been completed and it is in good shape.  Also there will be free admission to the park for the CdeB hikers.  This is a good prep hike for those wanting to do the COBRE later on.

SHERIFF LAKE 2020 09 14

 Today’s hike was a TBA so Jean Guy stepped up to take the group to Sheriff lake .  It was a great Monday hike with an easy trail and we welcomed a new hiker to the group.  There was lots of talk and Ginette picked the perfect lunch stop despite her claims to the contrary.  We noticed lots of mushroom growth and water was bubbling everywhere as a result of all the rain lately.   Overall a great hike for a Monday.

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CANCELLED HIKE 2020 09 15

Trail clearing hike cancelled today due to rain 

Monday, September 14, 2020

PROPOSED COBRE HIKE

  There have been several hikers interested in hiking the COBRE trail this fall.  A tentative date is being set for Thursday Oct 1st.  This is a long difficult trail with very high hills but beautiful lookouts and trail.

The plan is to meet at the Scotiabank parking lot at 8:30 am instead of the usual time.  We will do the trail in a clockwise direction to do the climb at the first part of the hike.  The route is 11 km long so hikers  should have lots of food snacks and drinks as we will stop for breaks often. We plan to be back home by late afternoon (5:00 pm)

If you are interested in doing this hike please contact Bill or Bonnie at ... bbhazelton68@gmail.com or 613 391 7382.  JeanGuy has offered to lead this hike as B & B have not previously done it. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

BOLAND HIKE 2020 09 12

 Group of 11 ventured up to the Boland road and 4 km in to the start of today’s hike.  There was the threat of rain but all were well prepared.  We hiked on a combination ATV trail and bush whacking until we reached the COBRE trail.  Then we followed that for about another km to our lunch spot.  The rains came but that did not dampen our spirits. The group had lots of chatter especially with a number of different members coming along.  Yes we ultimately got quite wet but it was really fun and many spots were cleared up on this rare route.  

Overall a really great hike and a good preview for the COBRE hike Oct 1st. Thanks Jean Guy

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

UPCOMING HIKES INFO

 Hike for Saturday 12th is with Jean Guy.  The hike will be an easy one but the trail head is on Boland  road which is about 10 minutes north of Mississauga park .  Therefore the drive to the start will be a bit longer than normal.  The start will also be about 4 km on the Boland road .


Hike for next Tuesday 15th is now a TBA . Unfortunately Nicki has to be out of town for a few weeks.  There is a request for any leader picking up that hike to consider clearing the snowshoe trail again.  Gerry could bring some equipment and meet us at the start. 

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

RYE LAKE 2020 09 07

 JeanGuy and six others headed out to Rye Lake for a Monday hike.  We loved the quiet lake with just a hint of fall.  We checked out the “whales back” rock and then the waterfall over the beaver dam.  The trip was a little short so many of us went on to the serpent river and checked out another waterfall.  A nice cool morning in the sunshine.

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Sunday, September 06, 2020

COBRE HIKE SUGGESTION

 There have been several hikers interested in hiking the COBRE trail this fall.  A tentative date is being set for Thursday Oct 1st.  This is a long difficult trail with very high hills but beautiful lookouts and trail.

The plan is to meet at the Scotiabank parking lot at 8:30 am instead of the usual time.  We will do the trail in a clockwise direction to do the climb at the first part of the hike.  The route is 11 km long so hikers  should have lots of food snacks and drinks as we will stop for breaks often. We plan to be back home by late afternoon.

If you are interested in doing this hike please contact Bill or Bonnie at ... bbhazelton68@gmail.com or 613 391 7382.  JeanGuy has offered to lead this hike as B & B have not previously done it. 




Saturday, September 05, 2020

SOUTH BAY AND BEYOND 2020 09 05

 Bakers dozen hikers today followed Bill and Bonnie on a road walk on South Bay Road.  At the end of the road we ventured into the bush and ended up overlooking a swamp.  Then we followed another off shoot to the giant sand pit near Dunlop Shores road.  Lunch stop was at the Thompson’s park dock in the sunshine. 

Thanks for letting the hike leader “wing” it today when the planned hike was a washout. 


Bill