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Recreational Kayak Program

Hiking Grindstone Creek and Beyond 10 +/- km

  • 28 May 2022
  • 9:15 AM
  • End of Hidden Valley Rd., Burlington
  • 8

Registration

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

Register

HIKE TITLE

Grindstone Creek and Beyond 10 +/- km

DATE

Saturday May 28

HIKE LEADER(S)

Jim Blair

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

jblair87@cogeco.ca         Cell:  905 906 6941

GENERAL LOCATION

Burlington / Waterdown

START TIME

9:15 for 9:30 a.m. start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

The very end of Hidden Valley Road in Burlington. Access is through Hidden Valley Park in Aldershot. Once in the park, follow signs to Hidden Valley Road and park at the very end.

1459 Hidden Valley Rd - Google Maps

DISTANCE

10 kms +/-

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate to Fast: 4 – 5 kms per hour

DURATION APPROX

2.5 – 3.0 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate to Challenging: There will be lots of hills and a few sections of tricky footing. Possible mud in certain conditions

TYPE OF HIKE:

Some out and back and some loops

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

We will work our way up Grindstone Creek and then veer off towards Waterdown on a combination of escarpment trails, returning on different trails as much as possible. Some sections will be on the Bruce Trail

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Yes. A Must.  Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event. Maximum of 15 hikers

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

Two weeks before 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 protection and bug repellent if necessary

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines 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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