Saltfleet Wetlands visit pre HOC AGM
Day of week, DD/MM/YYYY
Saturday Nov. 25, 2023
EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER
(Locality, city and/or landmark)
Battlefield Park, Stoney Creek
MEETING AND START TIME
Meet for 9:15 as we will depart at 9:30 exactly.
SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION
(Include exact address, GPS coordinate and/or map)
Meet in the parking lot of Battlefield Park located at the southwest corner of Centennial Parkway and King Street West in Stoney Creek. Entrance from King Street. Address is 77 King Street West. Battlefield House Museum Parking Lot - Google Maps
Leisurely / Moderate / Fast
Easy / Moderate / Challenging
Moderate, will hike on the Bruce Trail, however, there will be a long steady climb up an old road allowance to the top of the escarpment.
TYPE OF HIKE:
i.e. Loop, There & Back or Combination
There and Back.
HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Point of interests
We will pass by the Devil’s Punchbowl waterfall on our way to the Saltfleet Wetlands. The Wetlands is a newer ongoing mega project by the Hamilton Conservation Authority and we will see part of it. Then plan to attend the Club AGM November 28th where the HCA will give us a presentation explaining the why, what, where, when and how of this expanding new conservation area that will eventually become an east end Dundas Valley. Apres hike social to be determined
Yes. A Must. Leaders appreciate early registration and at least 24 hours before the event.
• 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
Optional bite to eat or drink after the hike. Location to be determined.
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.
Attention Past Members: You are not entitled to two trial activities. Please renew your membership to take advantage of all that the Club has to offer.
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