Monday is leisure hike day. These are normally one and a half to two hours in length and are based on going at a leisurely pace. The leisure hike includes lunch, stops along the way for pictures, viewing, a stretch and a drink, or even chit chat. Leisure hikes do not involve a specific destination or distance.
Our easy hikes take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays. They range from 2 1/2 to 4 hours and from 5 to 8 kms. There are more hills on these hikes than on leisure hikes, and the terrain may be more rugged underfoot.
Intermediate hikes are held on Thursdays and are a step above Easy hikes in that the terrain is usually more rugged, and changes in elevation more pronounced.
Once there is sufficient snow on the ground our hikes change to snowshoe hikes. Check the club calendar for updates to the schedule; http://coureursdeboiselliotlake.blogspot.ca/ and click on the "Club Calendar" tab.
What do I need to get started?
Our club requires all hikers to have sturdy footwear (preferably hiking shoes) as we hike on some unsteady terrain, clothing appropriate to the weather, water, and a snack/lunch. During bug season, most of our members carry bug spray and/or bug clothing. A sun hat is recommended. Lots of us also carry a bear bell, a hiking stick(s), a knife, a first aid kit, a whistle, sunscreen and a flashlight.
If you have any questions about a specific hike, check the Club Calendar for the hike leader and give them a call.
Our hike leaders have the right to refuse to take someone who is unprepared for the planned hike or if the hike is unsuitable for that person.
We allow a non member a maximum of five "trial" hikes. Membership costs $25.00 per year or $30.00 for a family.