Events & Activities :: Club Activities :: Hiking
Hiking is a great way to Experience, Explore and Discover this great corner of the world we live in. We get to see what's in between the highways and the back roads. It's a fun way to keep fit and to socialize with many of the other Probus members.
We go on weekly outings from the beginning of May until the end of October, beginning with our traditional hike through Kolapore Forest. The 2016 hiking season will be during May, June, September and October. We have not hiked during July and August for the past several years, but are considering some hikes during these two months, depending on weather conditions and availability of hike leaders. We would like to be flexible with regard to the day of the week for each hike, and the choice of day depends on the hike leader.
The duration of the actual hike can range from 1 ½ to 3 hours. We average about 4 kilometers per hour. The degree of difficulty ranges from easy to moderate, with a few parts described as "more challenging". Hiking will proceed unless thunder, lightning and heavy rains keep us indoors.
During the hiking season, we take a different trail on each of the outings. We hike on parts of the Bruce Trail, as well as on many of the hiking trails in the various surrounding counties.
Socializing is an integral part of this activity. On longer hikes, we picnic may together on a riverbank or overlooking one of the many awesome views. Some days we meet after the hike at a nearby restaurant or socialize back at one of the member's homes.
We are always looking for hike leaders to take us on new or familar trails. We would also welcome the opportunity for someone to take over the co-ordination of the Hiking Group. If anyone is interested, please contact either Catherine Pepper or Sue Boehm