Hiking ET&T Series - Creekside and Marshes (Hike 2)

  • 12 Jan 2023
  • 9:45 AM
  • South Parking Lot, 1137 Hidden Valley Road, Burlington
  • 14

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

ET&T Series - CREEKSIDE AND MARSHES (Hike 2)

DATE

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

HIKE LEADER(S)

Cherie Jackson

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

cjackson35@cogeco.ca

905-220-7264

GENERAL LOCATION

Burlington

START TIME

9:45 AM to start at 10:00 AM

MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

Hidden Valley Park parking lot,

1137 Hidden Valley Road, Burlington

South parking lot at signs for picnic areas 4-6 (near Lemonville Road after baseball diamond)

DISTANCE

8 +/- kms

PACE:

Easy/ Moderate / Fast

Easy 3-4 kph

DURATION APPROX

2 – 2.5 hours

TERRAIN:

Leisure /Moderate /Challenging

Moderate: mainly flat, wide trails, 2-3 hills, boardwalk, stairs.

TYPE OF HIKE:

Out and back hike with a loop in the Hendrie Valley to Laking Garden.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

This begins with a walk along the Grindstone Creek leading to a marsh and the boardwalk in Hendrie Valley. A great hike for bird watching. Many birds will settle on an outstretched hand.  A lovely hike in any season, winter provides an excellent opportunity to view the marshes without the coverage of foliage.

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 15 hikers are welcome to participate in this event.

WHAT TO BRING

  Wear supportive hiking boots with good tread.

  Bring icers and hiking poles.

  Dress in layers according to weather

  Bring snacks and 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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Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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