Hiking A Shot in the Dark: Night Hike

  • 29 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Bruce Trail crossing on Snake Rd., south of Waterdown
  • 9

Registration

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

Registration is closed

HIKE TITLE

A Shot in the Dark (formerly called Variety Pak Hike)

DATE

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022

HIKE LEADER(S)

Richard Reble

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

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

GENERAL LOCATION

Waterdown

START TIME

7:00 pm. for a 7:15 pm start.

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

The Bruce Trail crossing on Snake Rd. just south of Waterdown. The shoulder of the road on both sides is wider at this point and there is plenty of room for hiking

DISTANCE

Approx .8 kms

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

4 kmph average

DURATION APPROX

Approx. 2 hrs

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Typical Bruce Trail stuff: ups and downs and rocks and tree roots.

TYPE OF HIKE:

Loop

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Waterdown Woods on the south slope  below the escarpment edge is a veritable maze.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NEEDED

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. Up to 15 hikers are welcome to this event.

WHAT TO BRING

  Hiking boots

  Water

  Poles if wished

  You’ll definitely need a small flashight.

IMPORTANT COVID REMINDERS

The club’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines will be observed. 

Optional Pub Stop

At the end of the hike we can wet our whistles at The Royal Coachman in Watersdown.

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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