We’ve been outed!

Kudos to BT volunteers!

We’re new members of the Bruce Trail Association, and proud to be so.  Happy to pay a nominal amount of $50 to show our appreciation for the club and what it’s accomplished.  It’s an amazing resource and we love all the volunteers who have made it possible. And we’re really looking forward to that end to end badge when we complete this goal.

But there are lots of ways to be a member of a club.  I like to think of ourselves as lurkers, kind of living under the BTC radar. A frequent trail conversation is about whether to join one of the organized hikes posted in Footnotes.  Maybe one day, we say.  Maybe.  But right now, we kind of like doing it our own way. It’s not as if we’re looking for new friends or company.  Hard enough to keep up the ones we have.

So what happened?  Well, our last hike was on Friday, followed by beer on the patio at Kelsey’s in Milton.  And wouldn’t you know it, turns out we were sharing the patio with Charlie Atkinson of the Toronto Club and his fellow Friday hikers.  Who are now on a campaign to recruit us.

What a hoot! I’d like to say we’re too young to join them, but the truth is, we’re not fit enough.  They average 22 km per trip – we’ve been quite happy at 18.

Stay tuned – we may be warming to the idea and to the challenge…. magdalena


3 responses to “Busted!

  1. Hi Magdalena,

    Great blog!

    We very much enjoyed meeting you and Marian on the patio after last Friday’s hike! Hope you’ve got some other adventures lined up for when the weather cools down a bit. Good idea to save your conquest of the Caledon section until the Thanksgiving weekend. Imagine, you can do all 72 kilometres of it on our three day end-to-end!

    See you out there,


  2. That’s a good challenge, Gerald. Average 24 km per day – you’re setting the bar I’d say!

    Good to hear from you, and thanks for looking us up
    – Magdalena

  3. Your blog is great and I look forward to seeing more about your adventures! I really appreciate the positive messages you’ve been sending about membership and about our great volunteers.

    (And don’t worry about the car keys thing . . . you aren’t the first and won’t be the last to make that mistake! Made it myself once . . . )

    All the best for your adventure, and I look forward to more posts.

    Beth Kümmling
    Executive Director
    The Bruce Trail Conservancy

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