Tuesday Morning Hike: February 18th

Rick will lead the group on a hike to the Pebble Beach area. Some of the route will be along the lakeshore, some though neighbourhoods.  For those interested, you can go for coffee at  Craft afterwards.

Date: Tuesday, February 18th

Start Time: 9:30

Meeting Location: parking lot behind Craft Food House

Hike Leader: Rick Nonnekes

Distance: approximately 6km

Non members are welcome, but please bring a signed waiver (found near the upper right corner on our home page)

Sunday, February 16th: Silent Lake Cross Country Ski

You are invited to join a group planning on skiing around Silent Lake in the provincial park by the same name this Sunday. The distance is 16.5km and the trail is moderate in difficulty with hills and turns. The trail is usually groomed and track set but due to equipment failure this has not been done since February 11th. However, park staff advise that it should still be in good shape and that quite a few skiers have been out on it this week.
There is a warm up hut with a wood stove at the 10km point where we can stop for lunch. Dress in layers, bring lots of fluids, lunch and snacks. There is a heated comfort station at the day use parking lot so you may want to also bring a change of clothes for the ride home.
The fee for a parking pass is $17 per vehicle. If you wish to carpool, please indicate this in your comments.
For those you want to come out but want to a shorter ski or to snowshoe, that’s certainly an option but you will need to organize your group.
Date: Sunday, February 16th
Start Time: 10:00
Meeting Location: parking lot of day use area, Silent Lake Provincial Park
Ski Organizer: Maria Siemiaszko
Distance: 16.5km

Guests are welcome but need to bring a signed waiver found near the upper right corner of our home page. This also applies to anyone who hasn’t purchased their 2020 membership yet.

Sunday Afternoon Ski: February 9th

Sunday looks to be a warmer day so temperatures should be lovely for an afternoon ski in the forest. As always, dress in layers and bring fluids.
If you haven’t rejoined for 2020 or are joining us as a guest, please be sure to bring a signed waiver. This can be found near the upper right of our home page.
Date: Sunday, February 9th
Start Time: 1:00
Meeting Location: parking lot at Beagle Club
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Saturday, February 8th: Morning Snow Shoe, Evening Cross Country Ski

With fresh snow on it’s way, we’ll head outside Saturday to enjoy a couple of outdoor activities!
In the morning, the Pine Ridge Hiking Club will be snow shoeing on the Leckey Property, part of the Northumberland Land Trust and all are welcome to join. The terrain is moderate and there are 4 or 6km options. If you wish to carpool, the hiking club will be leaving the Home Hardware parking lot, Toronto Road in Port Hope at 9:30 a.m., or the commuter parking lot at 45 and 401 at 9:50 a.m.. If you wish to meet at the property, it is at the end of Kelly Road which runs off of Morganston Road, north of Castleton.

Date: Saturday, February 8th
Start Time: 10:15 a.m.
Meeting Location: see above for car pool options but be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time, or at the end of Kelly Road
Snow Shoe Leader: Maria Siemiaszko
Distance: approx. 4 or 6km

The full snow moon is this weekend and we’ll enjoy it with a full moon ski on the Lang Hastings Trail. It is a flat, wide, and obstacle free trail which makes it suitable for a night ski. Because this is part of the Great Trail, other activities are allowed, including snowmobiling so dig out the Christmas lights and any other lights and reflective clothing/items you have to make ourselves visible. We may explore the trail to the east first so if you can’t make the 6:00 p.m. start time but want to join us, let us know in the comments and we can make sure we come back to pick you up at 7:00 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 8th
Start Time: 6:00 (or you can join us at 7:00 if we know to come back for you!)
Meeting Location: parking lot just south of Banjos, Hastings
Ski Leader: Maria Siemiaszko

Stay tuned for a probably Sunday afternoon cross country ski at Beagle Club. Post to follow soon!

Thursday Night Hike – February 6th

We will meet in the parking lot at the Port Hope Town Hall at 6:00 and then do a semi-urban hike of 7 to 9 kms.

After the hike, we usually go out for refreshments and a snack.

Last week we went up some hills and downs some hills as we wandered around Port Hope.

These hikes are free to non-members. We just need a signed waiver (see right side of NHCC homepage).

Start Time: 6:00
Start Location: Port Hope Town Hall parking lot
Hike Leader: Jim Berg

To let us know you are coming, please leave a comment.

Tuesday Morning Hike: February 4th

This will be a straight out and back hike, taking in the beautiful Skye Valley area. Social at Dutch Oven afterwards.
Non-members are welcome but must bring a signed waiver (found on the upper right of our home page)
Date: Tuesday, February 4th
Start Time: 9:30
Meeting Location: parking lot at the northwest corner of 401 and 45
Hike Leader: Roy Martin
Distance: 9km

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