This year to date has seen 40 day hikes totaling approximately 370 km. There were 3 multi-day hiking trips led by Jim Fraser, Mary-Anne Olivares, and Margaret McKay. We would like to thank Margaret for organizing the popular trip to Stowe, Vermont for the third consecutive year. This year a potential record of 40 people visited the Round Hearth Lodge for Thanksgiving.
Eddie celebrated leading his 150th hike on May 2 with a 3-hour bushwhack in the Meech Lake valley.
Alain Leury led 3 popular day trips that combined hiking with photography instruction.
Next year the hiking program looks forward to exploring the Almonte Burnt Lands alvar and searching for fossils and rare plants and butterflies.