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Hiking the Bench, Bruce Trail

  • 12 Jul 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Hixon St. at corner of Edelheim Rd, Beamsville
  • 12

Registration

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

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HIKE TITLE

Hiking the Bench, Bruce Trail

DATE

Tuesday July 12

HIKE LEADER(S)

Dave Pomeroy

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

pomeroyd@yahoo.com   Cell:  289.680.8476

GENERAL LOCATION

Beamsville, Lincoln

START TIME

8:30 for 8:45 start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Meet at the end of Hixon St at the corner of Edelheim Rd in Beamsville

Map to meeting point

DISTANCE

8 km approx.

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate, approx. 4 km per hour

DURATION APPROX

2.5 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Relative easy with some gentle ups and downs including one set of stairs. Trails are relatively wide and smooth. Some tricky footing depending on weather conditions.

TYPE OF HIKE:

Loop combining a variety of trails.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Hike will take us along some local trails on the bench and top of the escarpment including small part of the Bruce Trail. Depending on the summer weather we might have some nice views of the valley, vineyards and Toronto.

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

2 weeks before the hike. Up to 14 registrants are welcome.

WHAT TO BRING

Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.

Bring hiking poles.

Dress in layers according to weather.

Bring snacks and plenty of water

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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