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   Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club                               November 2018

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Hunting Season Begins in Beaver Valley

Hunting season November 5 to 10 and December 3 to 8. A section of the Bruce Trail in Beaver Valley Section will be closed between km 27.9 and km 29.4 for hunting season. Hikers on trails during hunting seasons should take precautions.

Trail Developments: New Bridge for Bruce Trail

New permanent bridge built for the Bruce Trail near Siegerman Side Trail Beaver Valley Section. Photo Blain Horsley 2018. Photo credit: Blain Horsley, 2018.

The temporary bridge at 3rd Line C (km 97.6) has been replaced by a brand new permanent structure. With permission gladly extended by landowners, Robin Siegerman and Stephen Uzielli, Trail Development and Maintenance volunteers built the bridge and rerouted the trail on their property.

Despite a bit of rain, muddy conditions and high water levels, the bridge was completed by a work crew led by Blain Horsley, with bridge design and construction guidance by Cliff Kachaluba and the invaluable assistance of Bob Hann, Scott Thompson, Peter Bryce, Alan McPherson, John Thompson and David Walker. A couple of days prior to topping off the project, Bob Hann, Neil McFadgen, John Burton, Marian Radcliffe and Peter Bryce, transported several ATV loads of ballast rock to secure the structure against erosion.

Financial assistance by the ROOTS Community Fund of Trillium Mutual Insurance Company made the completion of this year-and-a-half long project possible. Now the BVBTC has a permanent Main Trail bridge over a highly variable waterway at the junction with Siegerman Side Trail.

More Hikes for November and December

Views of Beaver Valley along the Falling Water Trail on Bruce Trail. Photo Glenda Collings 2015. Photo credit: Glenda Collings, 2015.

Since January, the BVBTC has been using the website as the sole means of publicizing the hike schedules. This change was initiated to more accurately inform our members as hiking schedules prepared months in advance may change after publication.

Such is the case with the fall hiking schedule. Since its publication in August, the BVBTC had extended the fall schedule with additional hikes. Join Ruth Hayworth on November 24 as she treks to the Blue Mountains Section for a walk in the Park!

And we’ve had even more recent changes! The Club has a couple of new hikes in a rare December schedule, courtesy of Niagara Club hike leader, Ruth Moffatt. The hikes are designed to earn the Falling Water Triangle Badge. Join Ruth this December for one or both hikes!

Membership is not required to join our hikes. New hikers are always welcome. See the November Hikes and December Hikes schedules for full details on our organized hikes. Check back regularly for updates to hike schedules. Remember to click the page reload button on your web browser to bring up the most recent webpage!

Celebrate the Holiday Season with BVBTC!

Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club Christmas Party December 8. Tickets $35. Design I Marinko 2018. Payment by cheque may be delayed due to postal strike.