Hiking The Witch of Cave Springs

  • 31 Oct 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Quarry Road, Beamsville
  • 4

Registration

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

Register

HIKE TITLE

The Witch of Cave Springs

DATE

October 31, 2021

HIKE LEADER(S)

Sheila Massey

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

smassey449@gmail.com 289-362-5233

GENERAL LOCATION

Beamsville (Lincoln)

START TIME

10 AM

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Quarry Road, Beamsville.

DISTANCE

7-12 km depending on how far we hike

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate

DURATION APPROX

About 2  - 3 1/2 hours depending

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Challenging at times. It is a rocky trail with a descent down the escarpment and back up

TYPE OF HIKE:

In and Out

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Margaret Reed was a protector of the Niagara Escarpment and was a force to be reckoned with. Along the trail we will pass various points of interest and end up where Reed used to live.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.

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

  • Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread. Hiking poles will be helpful.
  • Dress in layers according to weather
  • Carry waterproof rainwear, snacks and water
  • Sun and bug protection if necessary

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

Safe-distancing will be observed whether hiking or standing.

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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