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Epic Adventures – hiking date Feb 7.

Hi Hikers – http://www.epicadventures.ca/

Putting together another Hike Club outing.  Looking at going this Saturday, February 7 at 12 noon.

Destination will again be in the Baldspot Trail System, however we will be doing a different loop.  Will be starting at the MNR and proceeding up to do the Widowmaker.

This trek will be fairly short 3-4 km, but I imagine we will have to break trail on the Widowmaker, so this will slow down the pace.  We may skip into one of the already packed side trails, this depends on how much effort we use to break the Widowmaker.

Remember to pack snacks, fluids and snowshoes. Also dress accordingly for weather.

Please advise if you will be attending or not.

Michael – Epic Adventures

Trailhead North – a discussion amongst users and managers, April 17, 18, 2015

A a group of trail stakeholders

We want to encourage this – http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2015/01/14/more-snowmobiling-trails-expected-to-open-in-coming-weeks

We want to avoid this: http://www.saultstar.com/2015/01/26/chapleau-groups-demise-has-ripple-effects

Trailhead North – Path of the Paddle Association – we welcome you to the water trail experience!

New General Manager to coordinate development of all-water route between Thunder Bay and Manitoba

December 8, 2014

The Kenora Daily Miner and News recently published a story on Carrie Nolan’s hire as General Manager.  From the article: “Thunder Bay resident and accomplished canoeist Carrie Nolan brings a wealth of on-the-water experience to her new position as general manager of the Path of the Paddle Association. Association chairman Ed Shields referred to Nolan’s 15 years of experience in administration and paddling in a Dec. 1 press release announcing her hiring. “Carrie’s experience includes managing her own canoe tripping company, paddling 9000 km across Canada, guiding for Black Feather Wilderness Adventures on such rivers as the Nahanni as well as teaching and program directing in higher education for many years,” Shields stated. “Her education and experience, combined with a passion for paddling and appreciation of Northwestern Ontario will serve her well in this new role. Carrie believes that ‘Canada is what it is because of its’ waterways’ and is thrilled to be working on the development, sustainability and stewardship of this incredible water trail with the Path of the Paddle Association.” To see more, please click on this link:

http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2014/12/08/new-general-manager-to-coordinate-development-of-all-water-route-between-thunder-bay-and-manitoba

Hiking The Giant, Ontario’s Largest Network of Hiking Trails

Sea Lion - Famous View at Sleeping Giant Provincial ParkSea Lion – Famous View at Sleeping Giant Provincial ParkPhotos by Richard Boon

Local hiking enthusiast, Richard Boon, provides a guide to hiking the Sleeping Giant, noting Ontario’s largest network of hiking trails is located in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park a short drive outside of Thunder Bay.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, near Thunder Bay, is the place to go in Northwest Ontario for anyone who takes their hiking seriously.

The park, located on the Sibley Peninsula about an hour outside Thunder Bay, features more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) of trails, giving it the longest trail system of any Provincial Park in Ontario.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to gain a little experience, or you’re a seasoned hiker in search of new adventures, there is a trail that will suit your skill level and reward you with thrilling scenery, glimpses of wildlife, or hidden treasures such as secluded sandy beaches.

From and MORE at http://www.northernontario.travel/thunder-bay/hiking-the-giant-ontarios-largest-network-of-hiking-trails

Ontario becoming Best trail destination – worldwide, includes northern trails

Ontario Becoming Best Trail Destination Worldwide

La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Ontario Canada

If you are planning your summer hiking excursion, you may want to add Ontario to your short list. Over the past couple years,  Ontario has become one of the leading trail destinations worldwide. If you search trail information on Twitter, chances are, you’ll run across a number of trail-related Twitterites in Ontario. In general, Ontario provides a robust outdoor recreation scene with trails as one of their main focuses. Although hiking and backpacking trails make up the lion’s share of their trail system, bike trails are also beginning to pop up throughout the province. Whereas certain cities such as Amsterdam, Portland, Denver and Minneapolis are well known for biking and other areas such as Colorado, California and British Columbia are noted for hiking, Ontario is quickly and quietly becoming Trail Central by providing great trail opportunities including biking trails,hiking trails and backpacking trails. What sets Ontario apart among the various worldwide trail opportunities is their trail infrastructure and trail support system such as that provided by organizations such as Ontario Trails Council.
As written by trailsnet.com