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Dutton Dunwich Great Trail Celebration
August 26th, 2017

Enjoying Dutton Dunwich portion of Trans Canada Trail, now called The Great Trail.
Three happy amigos hiking on The Great Trail.
Hikers heading up hill on Homestead Rd in Dutton Dunwich.
Jackie caught that the silo in background had two turkey vultures on it.
Marg explaining the route to the participants in the Great Trail Celebration.
Great view of Ian Carmichael pond while on hike around Fingal WMA.
Group pausing to admire the Shaw Valley pond.
Elgin Hiking Trail members enjoying lunch at The Beach House in Port Dover.
Large group heading out on Lynn Valley Trail
Six hikers enjoyed a morning walk around Dorchester Mill Pond and coffee and lunch at TC Brewing Co.
Six hikers enjoyed a morning walk around Dorchester Mill Pond and coffee and lunch at TC Brewing Co.
Red barn is clean. --- photo by Cathy Johnstone
Red barn is clean. — photo by Cathy Johnstone
Farm wagon all loaded. --- photo by Cathy Johnston
Farm wagon all loaded. — photo by Cathy Johnstone
Larry thinking about all the hills on the way back.
Larry thinking about all the hills on the way back. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Tom enjoying the bluebells for the first time.
Tom enjoying the bluebells for the first time. — photo by Joan d’Entremont
Sixteen of us enjoying mild winter day heading to pancake breakfast in Springwater, most in group got to see a pileated woodpecker on hike -- photo by Tom d'Entremont
Sixteen of us enjoying mild winter day heading to pancake breakfast in Springwater, most in group got to see a pileated woodpecker on hike. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Dozen hikers enjoying spring like weather in winter.
Dozen hikers enjoying spring like weather in winter. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Hiking Springwater Forest Trails
A dozen of us enjoying a mild day in February hiking around the Springwater Forest Trails
Group on new concrete bridge on McKenzie Trail in December.
Group on new concrete bridge on McKenzie Trail in December.
One of the many sites we enjoyed at Christmas in the Park in Simcoe.
One of the many sites we enjoyed at Christmas in the Park in Simcoe.
Everyone laughing with Evan upon his arrival at Port Dover.
Everyone laughing with Evan upon his arrival at Port Dover.
Dave enjoying a bridge on the Lynn Valley Trail in a mild December day.
Dave enjoying a bridge on the Lynn Valley Trail in a mild December day.
Can I join you for this nice spring walk in December?
Can I join you for this nice spring walk in December?
One of the sites on hike along Fanshawe Lake.
One of the sites on hike along Fanshawe Lake.
Loretta leads the group across stepping stones on hike along Fanshawe Lake.
Loretta leads the group across stepping stones on hike along Fanshawe Lake.
Fall hike in Springwater C.A. Glad Ray and Daniela could join us.
Fall hike in Springwater C.A. Glad Ray and Daniela could join us.
This is the route we took on the blue side trail, notice the PSTR train in top left corner.
This is the route we took on the blue side trail, notice the PSTR train in top left corner.
Brian offering helping hand to Barb as she crosses some water.
Brian offering helping hand to Barb as she crosses some water.
Tom really wanting someone to go ahead and say "test the bridge, Tom"
Tom really wanting someone to go ahead and say “test the bridge, Tom”
Hiding Brian, Brian and Jim enjoying fall colours walk around Dalewood.
Hiding Brian, Brian and Jim enjoying fall colours walk around Dalewood.
Eileene Stewart and Loretta cutting the cake which had a hiker and special 40th anniversary crest on it.
Eileene Stewart and Loretta cutting the cake which had a hiker and special 40th anniversary crest on it.
The very next day Tom and Jim went out and made the trail safe again. Thanks
The very next day Tom and Jim went out and made the trail safe again. Thanks
Not something Tom wanted to see on the trail on Wednesday's hike.
Not something Tom wanted to see on the trail on Wednesday’s hike.
Customary MP 0 pose for final hike of end-to-end. Roseann is hiding. Tom missed the weather change from summer to fall.
Customary MP 0 pose for final hike of end-to-end. Roseann is hiding. Tom missed the weather change from summer to fall.
Day 5 of end-to-end about to enter McGoogan Bush.
Day 5 of end-to-end about to enter McGoogan Bush.
Group on day 4 of end-to-end at Boss's Bump.
Group on day 4 of end-to-end at Boss’s Bump.
The group resting at horse farm on day 3 of our fortieth end-to-end.
The group resting at horse farm on day 3 of our fortieth end-to-end.
Resting before heading up hill at Southdale on second day of end-to-end.
Resting before heading up hill at Southdale on second day of end-to-end.
Starting point for 40th End to End.
Starting point for 40th End to End.
Weather was great for first day, requisite bridge pic.
Weather was great for first day, requisite bridge pic.
Group resting during Wednesday morning hike with bit of trail maintenance.
Group resting during Wednesday morning hike with bit of trail maintenance.

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Before
Before

This was before Mark and Jim removed 3 old bridges stacked under it, Tom cut the tree in background and others nearby and the pruning of the trail was done my Richard. Thanks guys. We stumbled upon a group of 30 young tulip trees nearby.

After
After
Virginia Bluebells in Mid May, photo by Mark Yurek
Virginia Bluebells in Mid May, photo by Mark Yurek
Group from West Elgin Nature Club and our club heading to bluebells in early May.
Group from West Elgin Nature Club and our club heading to bluebells in early May.
Brian King reading his last report after 13 years as the clubs treasurer at the AGM.
Brian King reading his last report after 13 years as the clubs treasurer at the AGM.
Earth Day walk around Lake Margaret and Pinafore Park.
Earth Day walk around Lake Margaret and Pinafore Park.
Group after hiking Dan Patterson when the east side was under water. We still were able to enjoy the spring weather.
Group after hiking Dan Patterson when the east side was under water. We still were able to enjoy the spring weather.
Brian King presenting cheque to Ed Pietrzak from Catfish Creek CA half of this seasons Spirit Walk proceeds as Brian Wilsdon gives a thumbs up.
Brian King presenting cheque to Ed Pietrzak from Catfish Creek CA; half of this seasons Spirit Walk proceeds as Brian Wilsdon gives a thumbs up to another years successful partnership.
Finishing up CASO Trans Canada Trail walk on foggy morning in March.
Finishing up CASO Trans Canada Trail walk on foggy morning in March.
Hardy group hiking thru the deep snow at Springwater.
Hardy group hiking thru the deep snow at Springwater.
Group taking advantage of Santa caboose parked at Union Station.
Group taking advantage of Santa caboose parked at Union Station.
Flying squirrel seen on Wednesday hike in December.
Flying squirrel seen on Wednesday hike in December.
Fall colours at Fish Hatchery. New waterfalls installed recently.
Fall colours at Fish Hatchery. New waterfalls installed recently.

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View from sand dunes in fall.
View from sand dunes in fall.
Testing a recently repaired bridge.
Testing a recently repaired bridge.
Is that a apple in your bag?
Is that a apple in your bag?
That Larry never fails to crack us up.
That Larry never fails to crack us up.
Part of the beauty of visiting stone town.
Part of the beauty of visiting stone town.
Our group arriving back in London after great day hiking part of Maitland Trail with TVTA, GVTA and Guelph HTC members.
Our group arriving back in London after great day hiking part of Maitland Trail with TVTA, GVTA and Guelph HTC members.
Our starting point for Tree Trunk Trail hike.
Our starting point for Tree Trunk Trail hike.
One never knows what photo op will appear, always good to have a camera.
One never knows what photo op will appear, always good to have a camera.

Canada_Day

Richard and Evan hard at work filling in the hole.
Richard and Evan hard at work filling in the hole.
Wonderful view enroute to Rosy Rhubarb.
Wonderful view enroute to Rosy Rhubarb.
Turkey vulture enjoying the sun.
Turkey vulture enjoying the sun.
Group posing on great bridge Thames Valley Trail Club built for everyone's enjoyment.
Group posing on great bridge Thames Valley Trail Club built for everyone’s enjoyment.
Group hiking the Lynn Valley trail in spring of 2013.
Group hiking the Lynn Valley trail in spring of 2013.

Archive images from 1998 to 2000 approx.

Loretta, Ken Hulls, John Wise, Henry, Steve Peters
Loretta, Ken Hulls, John Wise, Henry (original club member), Steve Peters
Olga, Loretta, Lydia, Marion, John Wise, Henry and Steve Peters. Henk and Marg with cake.
Olga, Loretta, Lydia, Marion, John Wise, Henry and Steve Peters. Henk and Marg with cake.
Loretta, Ken Hulls - President 2000/2001, Steve Peters - MPP Elgin
Loretta, Ken Hulls – President 2000/2001, Steve Peters – MPP Elgin celebrating 25th anniversary of EHTC in 2000.
Awesome cake.
Awesome cake donated by Margo from the Party Factory.
Church Group of Barry Lees painting the Paynes Mills barn in 2000.
Church Group of Barry Lees painting the Paynes Mills barn in 2000.
Volunteers painting barn in 2000.
Volunteers painting barn in 2000.
Volunteers hard at work putting fresh coat of paint on red barn in 2000.
Volunteers hard at work putting fresh coat of paint on red barn in 2000.
New roof put on red barn in 1998/1999.
New roof put on red barn in 1998/1999.
John, Brian, Henk and Kevin.
John, Brian, Henk and Kevin.
Ross, Marion, Brian and John Wise.
Ann, Eileene, Cecelia, Brian and John Wise.

3 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the trail and appreciate your help in cleaning up bits and pieces as you go through. We will be doing an end-to-end in the fall celebrating 40 years. You are welcome to join us. Should be posted early September.
    Thanks for sharing the videos.

  2. I love this trail. Been on it a couple times this year. Hiked from Paynes Mills to St. Thomas, from John Wise Line to Sunset Car wash and i can’t wait to do the whole trail through. Some people say there is no beauty in Southwestern Ontario, I beg to differ! This trail has lots of beautiful scenery and lookouts on it. I just wish people would not litter on the trail and clean up after their pets. My friend Troy and I clean what we can and clear the paths of fallen trees and branches where ever possible. We may not be members but we don’t mind doing our part to clean up and clear the paths for others to enjoy as well. Here are a couple YouTube videos of us on and enjoying the trail.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvjeDM7RQ6c

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