Fall Salmon on Grindstone Creek
Sunday October 31, 2021
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
9:15 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. start
MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
Hidden Valley Park
Main Parking lot south of Ball Diamond
Approx. 8 km
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Moderate, about 4 kmph
About 3 hrs.
Moderate. Mostly flat on crushed stone paths. Prepare for a little mud and slippery spots. Some street walking & a few steps.
TYPE OF HIKE:
There and back
Point of interests
From Hidden Valley, we will follow Grindstone Creek into the south trails of the Royal Botanical Gardens. There will be many vantage points to see the fall run of Salmon. Also on the boardwalks of the RBG, there are chances to feed the chickadees.
ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
• If your plans change, please self-cancel as soon as possible so that other HOC members may take your spot.
Opens on-line 2 weeks prior to the hike and is limited to 15 hikers
WHAT TO BRING
Safe distancing will be observed as per Covid protocols
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.
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