BMBTC Badges and Hike Logs

Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Section End-2-End Badges

#1 Club Organized End 2 End Fundraiser Eagle Badge

This badge is only obtained when you register for the annual End2End. Choose to hike with other end-to-enders by participating in our organized Blue Mountains section End-2-End fundraiser. This event is over two days. This badge is only given to hikers who complete our section through this organized event. You must register on-line.  Hikers will hike approximately 70 km of trails from Swiss Meadows to Lavender (or Lavender to Swiss Meadows). Kilometres may vary due to trail changes.  

Please note, if you only complete a portion of this event you will be able to re-register the following year in order to complete the missed portion and receive this badge. If you choose to complete the missed portion independently you will then qualify for the self-guided End2End badge.

“The significance for the new badge is to have a bald eagle soaring overhead riding the rising warm air currents created by the Escarpment. The Escarpment areas that we protect along the trail can be good habitat for the eagles because they provide large forest tracts for nesting. The escarpment edge also allows them a wide view of their surroundings, as well as updrafts for soaring. In Native culture, the eagle is considered the strongest and bravest of all birds. For this reason, its feathers symbolize what is highest, bravest, and strongest.” Thank you to Bryan Wall for the design!

 


#2 Club Organized 3 Day End 2 End Fundraiser Apple Orchard Badge

This badge is only obtained when you register for the 3 Day End2End event. Choose to hike with other end-to-enders by participating in our organized Blue Mountains section 3 Day End-2-End fundraiser. This event is over three days. This badge is only given to hikers who complete our section through this organized event. You must register on-line. Hikers will hike approximately 70km of trails from Swiss Meadows to Lavender (or Lavender to Swiss Meadows). Kilometres may vary due to trail changes.

Please note, if you only complete a portion of this event you will be able to re-register the following year in order to complete the missed portions. If you choose to complete the missed portions independently you will then qualify for the self-guided End2End badge.  

“The significance of the 3 Day End2End design is that it tries to capture the dark ‘blue mountain’ of the escarpment, the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay, the agricultural field with rows of apple trees in pink blossom surrounded by hedgerows and verdant woodlands . . . and of course the Bruce Trail itself has been strategically included which allows access to take in all the hilly beauty of this section.”  Thank you Jim and Liz Hayakawa for this design.


#3 Independent End 2 End Boot Badge:

Complete the 70km of trails from Swiss Meadows to Lavender( or Lavender to Swiss Meadows) on your own schedule. Keep a hiking log* (of all Main Trail sections as you complete them) and by the end of your journey, submit these logs so we may officially recognize you as a Blue Mountains Club End-to-Ender and present you with your badge!

To be recognized as officially completing the Independent End-2-End badge, we ask you to choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage). 


#4  Independent Winter End 2 End Badge

Explore our winter wonderland in the Blue Mountains section by hiking our trails for the Winter End to End badge. Hike from December 21 (Winter Solstice-March 19 (last day before vernal equinox) to qualify for this badge. Our winter badge involves hiking the section from Lavender to Maple Lane or Maple Lane to Lavender with two exceptions. 

Exceptions: The annual winter closure from November 1st to May 1st affects the following area: The section between km 61.5 and km 64.3 is closed and at this time has no reroute (Mission Road Side Trail is closed -bridge closed). A reroute is required to avoid the Devil’s Glen Country Club ski hills. Therefore, at km 26.0 (15/16 Sideroad Nottawasaga unimproved road) you will see a large boulder where the trail intersects with the Ganaraska Trail. Follow the Ganaraska Trail down the hill to Concession 8 where you will turn north to connect with the Mad River Side Trail ( Glen Huron). Walk on the blue blazed trail until it rejoins the white blazed trail on the right at km 30.6 just after the bridge. Continue on the white blazed trail across the Devil’s Glen Country Club parking area, turning left into the woods. Continue on the white blazed trail. Complete the remaining 67 kms on your own schedule and keep a hiking log of all sections as you hike them. Once completed, submit/upload your log to be officially recognized as a Winter End to Ender and receive the winter End to End badge.

Once completed, choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage).

Thank you Bryan Wall for this design.


Blues of Blue Side Trail Challenge Badge

We hope you enjoy the uniqueness of our over 30 km of  Blue-Blazed Side Trails in the Blue Mountains Section, meshed together in manageable loops with portions of the Main trail. In order to be eligible to receive the badge, you will need to complete the hiking log provided hereThis log is specific to all the Blue trails required for completion in our section.  When done, choose your form of payment as outlined above. Please ensure you submit/upload the log.

Once completed, choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage).


Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim Badges

#1 Spring/Summer/Fall Rim2Rim2Rim Badge

Complete 3 Rims over 3 days (one per day).  The suggested order is RIM 1-2-3; but hikers may choose their own desired order. Maps are from The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail Guide, Edition 30.        

R2R#1A

BTC Map 23

Ontario Parks Lower Pretty River lot/Nottawasaga SR 33/34 = 44.43103, -80.27525

Start/End Location = same 44.43103, -80.27525

Proceed west on the Pretty River Rd. until you come to the main trail [~0.4km].

Proceed north on the main trail for 5.5km until you come to the 6th SR [44.44670, -80.28349]. Veer to the left [west] along the 6th SR for 0.6km until you come to the blue Russ McConnell side trail [44.44517, -80.29014]. Take the side trail south until it meets with the main trail [~0.9km]. Follow the main trail south down the hill until you come to the John Haigh ST [~0.55km]. Climb the John Haigh ST until you come to the highest point on the Bruce Trail, marked by a sign on a huge maple tree then return to the main trail [~0.5km]. Follow the main trail down the way you came. Take the trail east, crossing Pretty River Rd. and you’ll be back in the parking lot.

Total distance covered [~12.0km]

R2R#1B

BTC Map 23

After completing R2R#1A and leaving from the parking lot [44.43103, -80.27525],

proceed west on the Pretty River Rd. until you come to the main trail [~0.4km], pass through the dodgeway (v shaped stile fence) and continue east until you come to The Blue Mountains/Clearview Townline [~0.6km]. Continue south crossing Nottawsaga SR 30/31 aka Osprey/The Blue Mountains Townline until you reach the Standing Rock & Caves ST [2.6km]. Proceed along this ST, through the caves, until you emerge back on the main trail [~.63km]. Turn left, east, on the main trail and follow it back down to the cars [~4.9km].

Total distance covered [~9.2km]

R2R #2

BTC Map 22 – Devil’s Glen

Park at Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Parking Lot on highway 124 = 44.361657, -80.208207.  Proceed west along the main trail to the turn around spot at a stile [~0.8km] [44.360427, -80.214526].  Turn around and hike back the way you came to the cars [~0.8km] continuing south down the steep stairs along the main trail to the end of trail marker stone for the Ganaraska Trail located just past and to the left of the green Devil’s Glen gate at 44.346879, -80.194060 [~3.6km]  Turn around here and hike back the way you came until you come to the steep stairs just before the parking lot. After climbing them turn right and proceed about 100m to the lookout. Check out the view and where you hiked from. Return to the cars. [~3.8km]

Total distance covered [~9.0km]

R2R #3 = about 9 km with a little over 400m elevation gain. 

BTC Map 21- Black Bank 

Bruce Trail Roadside Parking on County Rd 9 = 44.274978, -80.207354

Start location =  same 44.274978, -80.207354

Turn around = 44.2692, -80.1971

Park at the BTC roadside parking on County Rd 9 [44.274978, -80.207354] and proceed south along the main trail to a bench[44.2692, -80.1971] [~1.4km]

Turn around and hike back the way you came to the cars [~1.4km]

Total for one round trip = ~2.8km

Repeat this until you have completed 3 round trips [~8.4km]

Once completed, choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage).   

#2  WINTER Rim2Rim2Rim Badge

This badge must be completed between December 21 (Winter Solstice – March 19 (last day before vernal equinox) in any year to qualify as being completed.  Follow criteria for the Rim2Rim2Rim as outlined above  for Rim #1 and Rim #3. Enjoy the Pretty River, Mad River, and Noisy River trails during the winter. Ensure you have read through the criteria above prior to starting on your way.

This badge must be completed between December 21 (Winter Solstice – March 19 (last day before vernal equinox) in any year to qualify as being completed.  Follow criteria for Rim #1 and Rim #3 as outlined above for the Pretty River and Noisy River Rims. Follow the Winter Re-Route for the Mad River Rim.  Ensure you have read through the criteria above and below prior to starting on your way.

R2R #2 = about 10 km with almost 400m elevation gain.

BTC Map 22 – Devil’s Glen

Winter Re-Route:      Park your car in the Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Parking Lot [44.36161, -80.20824]   The hike starts here. Follow the white main trail South and down to the Devil’s Glen Ski Club Parking Lot. Proceed East on the Mad River Side Trail. Continue parallel to the Mad River, through Glen Huron and South on Conc 8 S until you come to SR 15-16 Nottawasaga. Here you will see both white and blue blazes. This is a shared Bruce Trail/ Ganaraska Trail section. Continue up the hill until you see the Ganaraska Trail End Marker – a large boulder close to the Devil’s Glen Ski Club Gate. Turn around and head back to the cars.

Once completed, choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage).


#3 3R2Rs in ONE Day CHALLENGE Badge

This challenge will be completed during Daylight Savings Time (Late March- late August) in order to have the hours of daylight needed to complete it safely. 

For a description of the 3R2Rs in a DAY Challenge, please refer to the written descriptions of the Spring/Summer/Fall RIM2RIM badge on our website. See below for additional tips.

For the 3R2Rs in a DAY Badge, all three hikes must be completed on the same day. Due to the STRENUOUS nature of this badge, hikers must have experience hiking long distances with elevation prior to attempting this challenge. Hikers need to complete this badge with a hiker buddy!!

Note: the price for this badge is $15 members/ $20 non-members. Once completed, choose your payment option and ensure you have included all the required documentation and payment (including postage).   

Tips: General Information – Total distance = 37.5 km

You should plan to start this challenge by 7:00am.

Parking lot #1: Park your car in the Ontario Parks Lower Pretty River parking lot on Nottawasaga SR 33/34 = 44.43103, -80.27525

Start and end this section here.

Pretty River R2R = 20.4 km in two parts:

Part A Distance = 11.9 km                                                           

Return to the parking lot for a short snack break and resupply of water if needed.

Part B Distance = 8.5 km

Return to the parking lot and drive to the next parking lot.

During the 20 minute drive we suggest you relax, drink, eat lunch, and recover.

Mad River R2R

Parking lot #2 = Devil’s Glen Provincial Park Parking Lot 44.36135, -80.20820 [Google Map coordinates]

Distance = 8.9 km – Turnaround point = The Ganaraska End of Trail Stone Marker = 44.34687, -80.19406

Here you should first hike westward to the stile [44.36135, -80.20820], turn around and retrace your path to the cars; now head south following the white blazes to the Ganaraska End of Trail marker.

Return to the parking lot and drive to the next parking lot.  During the 15 min drive we suggest you relax, drink, eat, and recover.    

Noisy River R2R     

Parking lot #3 = Noisy River Provincial Park Parking on side of Grey Rd 9  44.27512, -80.20730 [Google Map coordinates]

Distance = 8.2 km – Turnaround point = small wooden bench = 44.26920, -80.19689

You must do this 2.75 km trip three times.

Because of the steepness of the terrain, hiking pole[s] is/are suggested. Divide your food and drink into at least 3 portions that you can access quickly. You can keep a cooler in your car since you will be returning to the car 3 times. You can also leave changes of clothes, socks and shoes in the car. You do not need to carry all your supplies.

 


BMBTC Moonlight Snowshoe Hike Badge

Join us on any one of our Moonlight hikes in order to get this badge. Moonlight hikes are listed on-line in the BMBTC Blueprint Newsletter or look on-line on the BTC calendar. Bring $10 ($15 non-members) the night of the hike and receive your badge after the hike is completed.

Available only while quantities last!

 

 

 


 

Have you met the requirements for one of our badges and are ready to submit for it?

We prefer on-line badge submissions!!

When ordering on-line:

  • Complete the on-line form
  • E-transfer the amount of badge plus postage per badge ($1.50)  
  • Please ensure you write “badge” and the names of all hikers requesting the badge in the message of your e-transfer.

Expect a four week turnaround for all requests once we receive your submission.

 *Please note: The hiking log can be a list of the dates of your hikes and where you started/ ended each day. Or you may want to use the Hike Ontario template hiking log (https://hikeontario.com/programs/hiking-log/ )

PLEASE DO NOT include photos or maps.                                                                                                          

When mailing, please provide:

  • Your full name (and name of each hiker you are requesting the badge for)
  • The name of the specific badge you are requesting and the number of requested badges
  • Up to date email (incase we need to contact you)
  • BTC member number (required for discount price)
  • Complete mailing address, including civic address if applicable.
  • Hiking log (no photos or maps)
  • Note 3Rims in a day badge is different pricing $15/$20.
  • $10/$15 cheque for members, $15/$20 cheque for non-members (per badge depending on what you ordered)
  • Self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage ($1.50)

Mail to….                                                                                                

Blue Mountains Bruce Trail Club, P. O. Box 91, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z4                                                          

Email all enquiries to: Badges@BMBTC.org

Ready to request your badge?

Please fill out the form below and then e-Transfer to bmbtc.treasurer@gmail.com

ONE COMPLETED On-line badge FORM PER BADGE REQUESTED. (Do not order multiple badges on one form.) 

When ordering your badge include  $1.50 postage 

e-Transfer amount for badge separately to bmbtc.treasurer@gmail.com

and clearly write in message section: your name and requested badge. 

a) Members:  $11.50/$16.50 ($10/$15 + $1.50 postage)

b) Non-members $16.50/$21.50 ($15/$20 + $1.50 postage)

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Personal Name Tags

We have created a Blue Mountains Bruce Trail name tag for our Club members. We are asking for a minimum donation of $20. The tag will be green with white engraving and will have a strong magnetic fastener.

If interested in ordering a tag, please contact the BMBTC Hike Coordinator for details. In your email, include your name as you would like it to appear on the tag as well as a mailing address if required. We will then provide E-transfer information for your payment.

 

BMBTC Name Tag