1992 Trails Weekend

This year’s annual Trail Work Weekend was held on September 18-20, 1992 and we were blessed with perfect weather for our efforts. The goal was to completely reroute, flag and clear the Cooper’s Loop Trail from Mislaid to North Lake since previous trails were completely lost. The trail was flagged, cleared and raked by two teams which started at Mislaid and north and luckily the teams managed to meet somewhere in between!

Thanks to the hard work of those attending, all that’s left to do is posting the permanent markers next summer. This now makes the Cooper’s Loop Trail a real loop and provides a number of options to hikers in planning their routes. Some major chain saw work was also done on the JC Trail where the beavers and wind had conspired to block the trail at the west end of Mislaid Lake where it starts toward Drag Lake.

Participating this year were Trails Chair Ken Wrigglesworth (81-82,85-86) and his wife Akemi, Dennis Cook (85-89), John Hulley, Shaun McFarlane (83-84), Dr Ross Parrot (84-92), John Stephens (82-84), Dave Taylor (83-87), Kent Taylor (86-90), Greg Taylor (91-92), Jeff Wilson (85-86) and his wife Wendy, Don Wrigglesworth (86-88). Special thanks to Mark Purcell (80-84,90-92) for cooking all our meals on time, even if we weren’t!

Work is also continuing on a Trail Guide for campers describing the routes and providing a variety of information to assist scouters. We hope to have the first working draft ready for next summer.


1991 Trail Weekend

Aside from sporadic work in the summer, most of the trail construction for 1991 took place on the trails weekend in September. On this lovely weathered weekend, eighteen staff alumni put in a fine scouting effort to blaze a three kilometre section of the Cooper’s Loop from Hurst Lake to North Lake.

Highlights of the weekend included: Jeff Wilson’s bridge erection, John Jansen’s instruction on the finer points of Botswanan work ethic (the “bake”), and his brother Joel’s dirty jokes.

Others present on the weekend were:

Giles Alder (89-91), Katrina Angel (89-90), Kevin Bell (89-), Jason Brearley (87-89), Nigel Glover (81-85), Steve Holysh (78-82), Dave Taylor (83-87), Morgan Illsley (88-91), Mark Purcell (80-84,90-), Thom Smith (81-83), John Stephens (82-84), Shirley Whitwell (81-), Kent Taylor (86-90) andKen Wrigglesworth (81-82,85-86).