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Hiking Thursday Evening Variety-Pak Hike

  • 21 Jul 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Guelph Line, 1.5 km north of Dundas St., Burlington
  • 15

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

 Thursday Evening Variety-Park Hike

DATE

Thursday, Jul. 21, 2022 

HIKE LEADER(S)

Richard Reble

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

reblerichard@gmail.com or 905-818-3169 on the day of the hike

GENERAL LOCATION

Bruce Trail north of Dundas St. in Burlington between Guelph Line and Fisher’s Pond

START TIME

Meet at 7:00 p.m. for 7:15 p.m.  start

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

The Bruce Trail’s fence style on the west side of Guelph Line 1.5 km north of the corner of Guelph Line and Dundas St. There is an obvious widening of Guelph Line at that point to safely accommodate hikers’ cars.

DISTANCE

8 kms Approx.

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

4 km/hr + or -

DURATION APPROX

 2 hrs Approx.

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Typical Bruce Trail, rocks, roots, and some smooth patches seasoned with a lot of ups and downs.

TYPE OF HIKE:

There-and-back with a short loop around Fisher’s Pond in the middle.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

We’ll be surrounded by an undulating forest featuring both tree species from the North Carolinian Forest Zone and the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Basin. I know what shag hickory looks like and maybe someone in the group will point out butternut to us.

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 16 participants are welcome to join the event

WHAT TO BRING

Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.

Bring hiking poles.

Bring water.

Bring a small flashlight just in case. (If you cover over the lens with a piece with red cellophane held in place with an elastic band, your night vision will be held in place.) DON’T PANIC. THIS IS JUST A SAFETY PROVISION. I CAN ALWAYS ADJUST THE HIKE TO MAKE IT A LITTLE SHORTER, IF NECESSARY. 

SOCIAL HOUR

The Royal Coachmen patio on Dundas in Waterdown.            

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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