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President's Report 1998 / Rapport du président 1998
Members didn't receive a spriing newsletter -- we just didn't manage to get our
act together -- so this report will deal briefly with the activities of the
past 12 months.
For the second time, GNS hosted the wine and cheese party on the
Bird Count day, our contribution to this important and popular event that has
been held in Georgville for the past 20 years.
It wasn't a good year for
Cross-couontry skiing -- but we did escape the ice storm! Conditions for the
Barbara Clift Ski Day were far from ideal, but the 41 people who showed up to
ski coped with the icy trails and returned congratulating themselves on their
daring. The dinner that followed -- great punch great food, great fun -- was
the usual social success, though we went into the hole financially. The ice
storm kept some people away.
Our summer program offered four nature walks -- a spring
flower walk, visits to the Marlington Bog and Katevale Marsh, and a tree walk on
Thanksgiving weekend. Not all were attended as we should have wished, but were
greatly enjoyed by those who showed up. Now we look forward to skiing again.
trails have all been cleared and flagged -- may the snow come early! Two major
changes have been made in the routing of the Yellow trail. Coming norht from
Magoon's Point, you will now go straight ahead across Camber Road onto Danny
Rhodes farm (thank you Danny for moving your fences) and continue north to join
the Red Trail just west of the old log cabin (now known internationally as
Wickerby). From there to Louison Begin's driveway the red ribbons have been
replaced with yellow ones. The other change is in the stretch betwen the Fitch
Bay Road and the East Road. Coming north, when you reach the old gravel pit
road you will not turn left and follow it out to Channel Road but go straight
across into the woods. Oldtimers will rememeber that as a former route of the
Yellow trail. Maps have been corrected and are available to members on request.