Hiking Tuesday Morning Variety-Pak Hike

  • 26 Oct 2021
  • 9:15 AM
  • Chippewa Electric Rail Trail, Hamilton
  • 11

Registration

  • Registration opens 2 weeks before the hike
  • Non-members are welcome to participate in two club events prior to joining.

Register

HIKE TITLE

Tuesday Morning Variety-Pak Hike

DATE

October 26

HIKE LEADER(S)

Richard Reble

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

reblerichard@gmail.com or 365-888-2962 the day of the hike

GENERAL LOCATION

Hamilton

START TIME

9:15 for 9:30 start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Wide shoulder of White Church Rd. at the corner of Miles Rd. on Hamilton’s south mountain

DISTANCE

8-9 kms

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate,  about 4 kmph

DURATION APPROX

About 2 - 2.5 hrs. walking time

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Easy

TYPE OF HIKE:

There and back

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

This is the fifth hike of the Variety-Pak Hike Series on Hamilton’s Escarpment Rail Trail (aka Chippewa Electric Rail Trail). The criterion of variety demands that it will also be the last since there’s only so much flatness that a body can take. To rephrase an old rhyme, "I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than more of a rail trail’s monotony."

ONLINE REGISTRATION NEEDED

Yes.

CANCELLATION

  If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.

  The club may cancel due to bad weather that may impact the safety of participants or due to low attendance.

REGISTRATION OPENS

1-2 weeks prior to the hike

WHAT TO BRING

  Hiking boot or running shoes

  Water

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

Social distancing will be observed.



GUIDING NOTES: 

HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are average and depending on the terrain. 

TERRAIN - Easy: mostly flat and usually good footing (i.e. rail trails, Confederation Park, Bay Front Park), Moderate: some hills and/or poor footing (Bruce Trail, Dundas Valley, etc) and Challenging: steep hills and strenuous footing (Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, Dundas Valley and Red Hill Valley). Please note variations can be expected with weather conditions. 


Attention Non-Members:  If you are thinking about becoming a member, the Halton Outdoor Club invites you to take part in up to two club activities as a Non-Member. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member. 

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