Day 4 of End-to-end

The weather was great. A wonderful fall day. Unfortunately the rainy summer and great downpour days played havoc on the trail. Two bridges were uprooted. One by trees falling on it and another relocated on land. We managed to get to the fish hatchery and decided to finish the hike on Wednesday at 9 am… Continue reading Day 4 of End-to-end

Day 3 of End-to-end

Well it had to happen, the weather was less than cooperative today. Not torrential downpour but a steady mist. The trail was quite muddy and slippery still 8 hardy hikers ventured out. They were rewarded with seeing wild turkeys and many deer including a buck. We all made it out safely after cutting the trip… Continue reading Day 3 of End-to-end

Day 2 of End-to-end

. The horses could smell everyone’s apples and came over for a chomp and visit. The sunflower field off Lyle road was a nice addition. Several hikers got to see deer in several locations. Great colours but not a lot of flaming reds. We had another great day for weather, started off cold but warmed… Continue reading Day 2 of End-to-end

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Day 1 of End-to-end

The weather was not promising when we went to bed last night.In the morning the radar showed the rain north and south of St Thomas. The temperature had dropped quite a bit over night and everyone was dressed accordingly. Mr Sun was elusive and yesterdays rains made the first half of the hike a bit… Continue reading Day 1 of End-to-end

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Maitland Trail near Goderich for inter club bus hike

Sept.6th This year the Bus/Hike will be on the Maitland trail near Goderich and follows in sections along the meandering Maitland River. We will be hiking sections of the trial that had major devastation damage due to the tornado in August 2011. An amazing job to reopen the trail was done with the help of… Continue reading Maitland Trail near Goderich for inter club bus hike

No permit required at some Kettle Creek Conservation Areas

One no longer needs a day permit to walk these wonderful trails and Union Pond. Dalewood Reservoir Trail – 6.6 km – moderate This is a loop trail that meanders around 25 hectares of provincially significant wetlands. The trail can be accessed through the Dalewood campground or at the public parking lot immediately across from… Continue reading No permit required at some Kettle Creek Conservation Areas

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Annual meeting in April

The annual general meeting of the Elgin Hiking Trail Club will be on Tuesday, April 15th at the Carnegie room of the St Thomas Public Library. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Please renew your membership at the meeting. Open to the public. Our guest speaker will be Doris… Continue reading Annual meeting in April

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