This program attempts to match up hikers with a local volunteer who can help them to do a car shuttle, or provide a pick-up or drop-off at a trail head.
Typically, this involves a couple of hikers, or a small group who would otherwise bring two vehicles to the trail so that they can leave one at each end of the day’s hike. With the assistance of a Trail Angel, the hikers can leave one of those vehicles at home, thereby saving some money and also reducing their carbon footprint. Hikers may also wish to start their hike at a location where there is no parking available, so a Trail Angel would enable them to do this.
The Trail Angel service might also be used by a through-hiker who is backpacking the whole trail, or a major portion of it, and needs a ride into town for groceries or to do laundry.
If you need the services of a Trail Angel, please contact Marilyn Ross at marilyn76 at rogers dot com. Advance notice is required – *one week’s notice is recommended whenever possible* and shuttles are not guaranteed. In lieu of compensation for gas and time, a donation to the CHBTC would be gratefully accepted.
Trail Angel Donation Options
- Cash, if your Trail Angel is comfortable accepting
- E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, security answer CHBTC
- Cheque made payable to “Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club”, and mailed to Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club, c/o Andree Zeritsch, 78 Basswood Dr. Guelph N1G 4X7
If requested, and you supply your mailing address, charitable donation income tax receipts for amounts over $10 will be sent to you at a later date by the Bruce Trail Conservancy.