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Announcements / February 18 Slide Night Cancelled
« Last post by Pat on December 18, 2009, 12:49:37 PM »


This is an announcement to say that the Guelph Hiking Trail Club Slide Night, scheduled for February 18 as noted in our latest Newsletter, has been cancelled.

We are sending this announcement to all of our registered users on the GHTC website just in case you were planning to attend this special night at the Zehr's at Paisley & Imperial Roads here in Guelph.

Please note that the MARCH 18, 2010 SLIDE NIGHT is still scheduled.

Miscellaneous Hikes / Everest Base Camp Trek & Hike
« Last post by zenith on November 30, 2009, 05:38:40 AM »
Everest trek where you find Sherpa culture, and chances to click some of the best pictures in the world. The adventure also takes you through challenging terrain that includes glacial moraines and a steep climb up Kala Patthar where the adrenalin really goes into overdrive. As you hike up to EBC, expect some 3-4 hours hiking every day of the trip, but be prepared for some longer days on the return journey. A reasonable level of fitness is required. After exploring historical Kathmandu, we take a short flight to the hillside village of Lukla (2800m). As we move through the splendid mix and eye-catching vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park, we trek to the Sherpa 'capital' of Namche Bazaar. This is an interesting, bustling and friendly town where amazingly, even at such an altitude, almost everything under the skies can be found here. Namche was formerly a trading post between Nepal and Tibet.

We allow a day's acclimatization hereabouts and then move on to the beautiful Thyangboche Monastery. At this peaceful landmark, we find ourselves amongst the Mani walls, prayer flags and chortens & soon realize we are in the shadows of the magnificent Everest massif and Ama Dablam, where the views are breathtakingly dumbfounding.

The trek from Thyangboche ascends slowly but steadily to Dingboche, Lobuche and finally Gorek Shep, advancing above the tree line into more rugged and moonscape-like surroundings. Gorek Shep, at 5100m is in fact the highest point that we will lodge at, and we take our time to reach this altitude after getting well acclimatized. Naturally, we leave our packs at Gorek Shep to make an afternoon incursion to Everest Base Camp, passing spectacular glacial forms and enjoying the triumph of having made it all the way! A trip that will surely go down into our dairies…..
Nepal hiking
Guests / Re: New Visitor - I need some info!
« Last post by Speedster on August 16, 2009, 04:14:37 PM »
You don't say what direction you are coming from, but if you are passing through Guelph just go to The Bookshelf on Quebec Street in the downtown to buy a guidebook. Also, there is another bookstore in Fergus that stocks them.

A nice access to a nice hike is off Milton 5th or 6th Line heading east, or north off Niska Road just west of Guelph.  There are no campsites for overnighters, though.
Guests / New Visitor - I need some info!
« Last post by BjornA on August 16, 2009, 08:49:57 AM »
My wife and I are coming up Tuesday for her folks 50th. i just found out about the trail and would like to take some day hikes and maybe an overnighter. We are staying in Durham, so I need to get a trail map/guide and directions from Durham to the nearest trail access. can anyone assist?


Guests / New to Guelph
« Last post by paibomma on July 06, 2009, 09:34:17 PM »

I just moved to Guelph not long ago and really enjoy hiking. I am looking for some partners though, since I don't know many people here. I'm starting grad school in the fall at UoG.

Announcements / Wilderness Club Ganaraska Hiking Trail Planning Meeting
« Last post by Pat on May 10, 2009, 02:10:49 PM »


Wilderness Club Ganaraska Hiking Trail
Planning and Business meeting

Wednesday May 13 7:30 p.m. is a meeting for the Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association's Wilderness Club at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hespeler, 73 Queen Street East, Cambridge. The Wilderness Section crosses the QE2 Provincial Park in Victoria and Haliburton County being cared for by a very special and daring group of hikers venturing this wilderness section of trail in need of loving attention. There will be a slide show offered with everything you wanted to know about the Wilderness Section plus coffee, drinks, and goodies. Enter the church through the rear Spring Street entrance.
If coming from hwy 401, take Townline Road Exit, go north on Townline Road. Turn left at first lights on to Jamieson Parkway. Go Right on Cooper Street. Go to the end of Cooper Street, and the Church is straight ahead.
If coming from hwy 6 Guelph, from the Hanlon Expressway, which is hwy 6 in Guelph. Exit the Hanlon at Wellington Street. Go west on Wellington Street towards Cambridge.  Turn left on to Guelph Street. Turn left at traffic lights on to Queen Street. Go left on Spring Street.
Miscellaneous Hikes / Re: Cambridge to Limehouse E2E
« Last post by mdawdy on March 22, 2009, 06:17:37 PM »
 ... I am mainly interested in knowing if i have chosen mid-points that are more or less equal to 15KMs, or if i could have chosen better.

Miscellaneous Hikes / Cambridge to Limehouse E2E
« Last post by mdawdy on March 20, 2009, 12:45:51 PM »
Hey Hikers,

I am planning an E2E for a small group of dedicated hikers. My plan is for 4 hikes of about 15 KMs each. Hard to figure as the distances are not given with the maps and descriptions. Anyway, here is what i have planned. Any comments appreciated ...

Hike 1: Mill Run and Speed River trails
from Russ St, Cambridge to Puslinch SR 10N [P]

Hike 2: Speed River, Link, and Radial Line trails
from Puslinch SR 10N to Watson Rd S [P]

Hike 3: Radial Line trail
from Watson Rd S to Sixth Line [P]

Hike 4: Radial Line trail
from Sixth Line to Limehouse [P]


Guests / Re: new register
« Last post by Mike Curtis on February 24, 2009, 12:19:02 PM »
The membership is for the entire year.  You can hike whenever you choose to.  It is not necessary to hike in bad weather.  It is up to you to hike when you wish!
Guests / new register
« Last post by xiaying on February 20, 2009, 08:46:36 PM »
Hello, I just moved in Guelph. I like hiking very very much, but not in winter :)  I found the membership is from Sep. 1 to August 31. Can I became a member from May 1 to April 30?
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