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Group on The Great Trail in Tillsonburg going through the golf course on a fine June morning.
To the bridge and return on a nice November morning. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Enjoying a hike on the Dutton/Dunwich Trans Canada Trail in mid May. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Timing of the May hike for the Virginia Bluebells to be in bloom. It is an awesome sight. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Club members at the start of the Lynn Valley Trail in Simcoe on a fine spring day. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Enjoying fine weather on St. Patrick’s Day near Port Stanley. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
Large group out for Wednesday morning walk on a nippy November with the moon out.
Jim and Linda enjoying a meal at the Mandarin with friends from the club celebrating 50 years of marriage.
Crossing over the creek on Shaw side Trail on Thanksgiving Monday.
Mark showing Tom where cuts need to be made to remove large tree that had fallen on trail.
Merry men heading to Longwoods on day one of Avon end-to-end.
Completion of Elgin trail end-to-end in August.
Last stretch of end-to-end crossing over hwy 401 in late August. Click any image below for slide show of
Dutton Dunwich Great Trail Celebration
August 26th, 2017
Marg explaining the 5 km route to the approximately 35 hikers.
Start of the Great Trail Hike.
Heading over bridge installed by local snowmobile club.
Brian leading the group up first hill.
Up the hill, of course there are hills.
Parking meter in the middle of nowhere.
Great weather for the hike.
Jackie spotted the two turkey vultures on the silo.
Dave, Linda and Jim enjoying the hike.
Around the curve onto Homestead Rd.
Very nice setup by the volunteers.
The Great Trail t shirts were for sale.
Having a good time auctioning off pies.
Helping getting the bidding started for the pies.
Executive members responsible for a successful event. Good job well done.
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.
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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.
Red barn is clean. — photo by Cathy Johnstone
Farm wagon all loaded. — photo by Cathy Johnstone
Larry thinking about all the hills on the way back. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
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
Dozen hikers enjoying spring like weather in winter. — photo by Tom d’Entremont
A dozen of us enjoying a mild day in February hiking around the Springwater Forest Trails
Group on new concrete bridge on Angus McKenzie Trail in December.
One of the many sites we enjoyed at Christmas in the Park in Simcoe.
Everyone laughing with Evan upon his arrival at Port Dover.
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?
One of the sites 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.
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.
Tom really wanting someone to go ahead and say “test the bridge, Tom”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resting before heading up hill at Southdale on second day of end-to-end.
Starting point for 40th End to End.
Weather was great for first day, requisite bridge pic.
Group resting during Wednesday morning hike with bit of trail maintenance.
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.
Virginia Bluebells in Mid May, photo by Mark Yurek
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.
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.
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.
Hardy group hiking thru the deep snow at Springwater.
Group taking advantage of Santa caboose parked at Union Station.
Flying squirrel seen on Wednesday hike in December.
Fall colours at Fish Hatchery. New waterfalls installed recently.
View from sand dunes in fall.
Testing a recently repaired bridge.
Is that a apple in your bag?
That Larry never fails to crack us up.
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 starting point for Tree Trunk Trail hike.
One never knows what photo op will appear, always good to have a camera.
Richard and Evan hard at work filling in the hole.
Wonderful view enroute to Rosy Rhubarb.
Turkey vulture enjoying the sun.
Group posing on great bridge Thames Valley Trail Club built for everyone’s enjoyment.
Group hiking the Lynn Valley trail in spring of 2013.
Archive images from 1998 to 2000 approx.
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.
Loretta, Ken Hulls – President 2000/2001, Steve Peters – MPP Elgin celebrating 25th anniversary of EHTC in 2000.
Awesome cake donated by Margo from the Party Factory.
Church Group of Barry Lees painting the Paynes Mills barn in 2000.
Volunteers painting 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.
John, Brian, Henk and Kevin.
Ann, Eileene, Cecelia, Brian and John Wise.