Schedule

  • Prospective members are invited to participate in two day hikes before joining;  Multi-day trips are for Ramblers members only, unless by other arrangements
  • Contact trip leader for details and any possible changes. Reserve your spot early as trips may fill quickly
  • Use the Event Creation Form to submit a trip for the schedule
  • Add this event schedule to your own Google Calendar
  • If you need to make a change to one of your trip details, email eventsmanager @islandmountainramblers.com

Understanding the Trip Codes

  • Learn how time/elevation gain and pace influence each other

Time/Elevation Gain:

  • A – Not strenuous –1-4 hrs, 0-2000ft (600m) elevation gain, day pack
  • B – Moderately strenuous — 2-6 hrs, 2000-4000ft (600-1000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
  • C – Strenuous — 4-10 hrs, 3000-6000ft (1000-2000m) elevation gain, day or overnight pack
  • D – Very strenuous and multiple day

Terrain:

    1. Gentle slopes, mainly trails
    2. Moderate slopes, travel off trail; hands may be needed for stability
    3. Off track in mountainous terrain, may involve steep forest and/or snow; hands may be needed for short scrambles
    4. Difficult mountainous terrain. Advanced backcountry and climbing experience needed
    5. Leader protection, hardware required
    6. Direct aid climbing

Pace:

    1. Leisurely pace with frequent rest breaks. Pace slows considerably on hills and significant recovery time needed after steep sections.  Several lunch/snack breaks on a full day hike.
    2. Moderate pace with occasional short (5-minute max) rest breaks. The pace slows slightly on hills and short recovery needed after steep sections. One lunch/snack break on a full day hike.
    3. Mostly fast pace with occasional “breathers” (less than a minute) for recovery. Fairly consistent pace over all terrain. Little to no recovery needed after steep sections. One short lunch/snack break on a full day hike.
    4. Consistently fast pace with little need for a break. Pace stays consistent regardless of terrain and recovery not needed after steep sections.  May stop for a quick snack but prefer not to dally long.