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Hiking Toronto Section Escarpment Hike

  • 01 Oct 2023
  • 9:15 AM
  • Kelso Conservation Area. 5234 Kelso Road, Milton
  • 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

Toronto Section Escarpment Hike

DATE

Day of week, DD/MM/YYYY

SUNDAY 01/10/2023  

HIKE LEADER(S)

Frank Vajda

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

Frank.vajda@bell.net        905-510-4103

GENERAL LOCATION

(Locality, city and/or landmark)

Hike Bruce Trail North of Kelso Conservation Area

MEETING AND START TIME

Meet- 9:15AM.  Hike Start- 9:30AM

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

(Include exact address, GPS coordinate and/or map)

Main Parking: Kelso Conservation Area. 5234 Kelso Road, Milton, ON Kelso Conservation Area - Google Maps

KM 120.2 Edition 30 Bruce Trail Guide.

Make Park Reservation for 3 hrs following the link below:

https://www.conservationhalton.ca/parks/kelso/

Parking Fees:

For member of Conservation Halton area you don’t have to pay for parking

For non-members PAID PARKING applies: $10.50 adult and $8.25 senior.

DISTANCE

16 km approx.

Hike From Kelso Conservation Area to KM. 7.4 Edition 30 Bruce Trail Guide.

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

4 KM/HR

DURATION APPROX

Approx. 4 Hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate to Challenging

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. Loop, There & Back or Combination

Out and Back

HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

Follow contours of Niagara Escarpment with various lookouts

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION &

HIKER GROUP SIZE 

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. Hiking poles will be helpful.

  Dress in layers according to weather; wear/bring waterproof rainwear.

  Bring snacks and enough water for the duration of the hike.

  Sun and bug protection if necessary.

Other Specifics to Your Hike

i.e. social to follow hike

GUIDING NOTES:

HIKE PACE -  Leisure: 3 km/hr or less. Moderate: 3-4 km/hr or Fast: 4-5km/hr. All paces are an average and will depend on the terrain and weather. Rest stops are not included in the overall pace.

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 long hills and strenuous footing (some parts of the Bruce Trail, some trails in Short Hills, up and down the escarpment). Please note variations can be expected with wet or icy 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 (2) club activities as a Non-Member. You will have to sign a waiver of participation with the Hike Leader. After that, please join our club so we can welcome you as a member.


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