Rotarians in Motion 2011

Posted: April 5 - 2011


Draft 1 at April 5, 2011

Key Contact R/C Nelson: Christine Sutherland and Michael Pratt
Key Contact R/C Nelson Daybreak: Sheila Hart & Sandra England


Sunday May 1 - Syringa Creek Park Trails and Tulip Falls - Distance - Yellow Pine Trail - 2.6 km; Syringa Trail - 3.3. km with elevation gain 75 m (246 feet); hiking time: about 2 hours Difficulty: easy. Meet at the Syringa Creek Park Entrance Gate (where road y's and gravel starts) at 9 a.m. to hike the Yellow Pine Trail and interlocking Syringa Trail. We will then drive to the Tulip Falls trail and hike the short distance to the falls. Hike Leader: Sheila Hart E-mail: Phone: 250-825-9241

Thursday May 5 at 6 a.m. - Pulpit Rock Meet at the trail head on Johnson Road. Hike Allow 2 hours. Difficulty: moderate Round trip: 2.6 km (1.6 mi) Elevation gain: 300 m (984 feet) Leader: Christine Sutherland Phone: 250-505-4277 (Note: there will be a hike to Pulpit every Thursday morning at 6 a.m.)

Sunday May 8 - Wilson Creek Falls - a spectacular 208 foot waterfall (Drive 10.5 km up Wilson Creek Forest Road from Rosebery Provincial Park Campground). This is the back-road between New Denver & Nakusp. Hike will leave at 10 a.m. Hiking Time: 2 hours return. Elevation loss: 104 m (341 feet) Difficulty: easy Hike Leader - Sheila Hart Phone: 250-825-9241 E-mail: (note: Sheila will be staying at Summit Lake Provincial Campsite from May 6 on)

Saturday May 14 - Selkirk College Loop - Walk along Columbia River, Castlegar Distance: 1.5 hours with minimal elevation gain Difficulty: Easy to moderate Hike will leave at 9:30 a.m. in the staff parking lot behind the main administration building Hike Leader - Susan Wallach Phone: 250-825-9442 E-mail:

Saturday June 4 - East Shore Exploration with Group Study Exchange Team from India - be on the 9:50 a.m. ferry and enjoy visiting the Ashram and Artisans and enjoy an easy, short hike of .8 km round trip, with an elevation gain of 40 m (130 feet) to the historic Pilot Point Lighthouse. Plan to take the 3:40 ferry home. Leader: Sheila Hart

Sunday June 5 - R/C Nelson Golf Tournament

Sunday June 5 at 2 p.m. - Narrated Hike in Kokanee Creek Park with the District's 22 Rotary Youth Exchange students. Meet in the Group Campsite.

Monday June 6 at 7:30 a.m. - Guided hike to falls in Kokanee Creek Park with the District's 22 RYE students. Meet in the Group Campsite.

Tuesday June 14 - Smallwood Trail with overlook of Nelson and Kootenay Canal. Meet at Marvin & Audrey Work's house, 5254 Queen Victoria Road, Beasley at 8:45 a.m. 4 wheel drive vehicle with high clearance required. Hiking time: allow 2-2.5 hours. Elevation gain: 500 m +/- Distance 4.2 km Trail rating: easy Hike Leader Marvin Work E-mail: Phone: 250-359-7142

Saturday June 25 - Fry Creek Canyon - a marvel with rampaging spring water Meet at the Fry Creek Canyon Trailhead in Johnson's Landing at 10 a.m. Round trip: 10 km? Elevation gain: 73m (240 feet) Hiking time: 4 hours Difficulty: easy but must be attentive as pathway is narrow Hike Leader: Michael Pratt E-mail: Phone 250-825-9534

Friday July 15 - Full Moon Swim at Lower Six Mile Beach Swim Leader: Christine Sutherland; Fire on the beach before; hot tub at Harts after the swim, 2751 Lower Six Mile

Saturday July 16 - Bike Ride Fundraiser in support of Our Daily Bread â€" Blueberry-Paulson Summit to Castlegar. Register early as space is limited. Sponsored by Kootenay Christian Fellowship Transportation from Central School at 7:15 a.m. Cost $50 or $100 in pledges. Transportation & hot meal provided. Leader: Jim Reimer Phone: 250- 352-7700 E-mail:

Saturday July 24 - Monica Meadows Meet at Monica Meadows Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. (4 wheel drive vehicle with high clearance is a must) Round trip: 8 km (5.1 miles); Hiking time: 5 hours; Elevation gain 610 m (2000 feet) Difficulty: Moderate Hike Leader: Sandra England Phone: 250-352-3117 E-mail:

Saturday August 13 - Whitewater Canyon Round trip:17 km(10.5 miles); Elevation gain 788 m (2585 feet) Hiking time: 8-9 hours Meeting point: parking lot behind Rettalack buildings at 9:30 a.m. Hike Leader: Bob Hargreaves 250-825-4523

Saturday August 13 - Full Moon Swim at Lower Six Mile Beach Leader: Christine Sutherland; Fire on the beach before; Hot Tub afterwards at Harts, 2751 Lower 6 Mile Tuesday August 16 - Saturday August 20 - BC Senior Summer Games - please volunteer to help out in some capacity. Volunteer Appreciation Event - Sunday August 21.

Monday August 29 - Jumbo Pass Round trip: 8.4 km (5.2 mi); Elevation gain: 686 m (2250 ft.) Hiking time: 6-7 hours Difficulty: moderate Meeting point: Jumbo Pass trail head in Glacier Creek Valley at 9:30 a.m. Hike Leader: Colleen Driscoll E-mail: Phone: 250- 354-4819

Sunday September 11 - Full Moon Swim; Fire on the beach before; hot tub at Harts after the swim, 2751 Lower Six Mile Leader: Christine Sutherland

Sunday September 18 - Gimli Ridge/Mulvey Basin Round trip: 9.7 km (6 miles); Elevation gain: 765 m (2510 feet) Hiking time: 5-6 hours Difficulty: moderate Meeting point: Gimli Ridge/Mulvey Basin trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Hike Leader: Chris Fairbank E-mail: Phone: 250-354-3800 or 250-352-5371

Sunday September 25 - Gibson Lake to Kokanee Glacier Cabin Round Trip: 15 km (9.3 miles); Elevation gain: 485 m (1600 feet) Hiking time: 8 hours Difficulty: moderate Meeting Point: Gibson Lake trailhead at 7:00 a.m. Hike Leader: Christine Sutherland Phone: 250-505-4277

Sunday October 9 - Sproule Creek Family Hike Round trip: 10 km (6.2 miles); Elevation gain: 262 m (860 feet); Hiking time: 3-4 hours Difficulty: easy Meeting point: Sproule Creek Trailhead at 9:30 a.m. Hike Leader: tba

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Member: Dave Simpson

Member since 2006

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