Hiking HIKE and SKATE Dundas

  • 20 Feb 2024
  • 9:15 AM
  • Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross Street, Dundas
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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

HIKE and SKATE Dundas

DATE

Day of week, DD/MM/YYYY

Tuesday February 20, 2024

HIKE LEADER(S)

Dave Somerville

EMAIL AND CELL NUMBER

905 659 6768

289 556 6707 Day of hike

cdsomerville4@gmail.com

GENERAL LOCATION

(Locality, city and/or landmark)

Dundas Driving Park

MEETING AND START TIME

9:15 for a 9:30 start

SPECIFIC MEETING PLACE OR PARKING LOCATION

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

Dundas Driving Park

71 Cross Street

Dundas

Dundas Driving Park

DISTANCE

 6-8km

PACE:

Leisurely / Moderate / Fast

Moderate

DURATION APPROX

2 hours

TERRAIN:

Easy / Moderate / Challenging

Moderate to Challenging

Wide paved pathway. City sidewalks.

Possible screened pathways with ups and downs.

Challenging climb up the escarpment to Dundas Peak

(if trail conditions permit)

TYPE OF HIKE:

i.e. Loop, There & Back or Combination

There and Back.

HIKE GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Point of interests

A nice leisurely walk from Dundas Driving Park through Old Dundas. If trail conditions are favorable, we will hike up Sydenham Rd. and access the Bruce Trail and side trails to the Peak and Tews Falls.

An easier walk along Spencer Creek towards McMaster and back if trails are “icy”.

And then a “few” laps around the skating loop to get the other muscles in the legs moving.

A definite warm up drink afterwards.

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 19 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.

  Icers may be necessary.

MUST bring your own skates.

No Rentals available.

Other Specifics to Your Hike

i.e. social to follow hike

Prepare for Mother Nature!

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.

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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1-877-877-4550

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Burlington, ON L7R 4L6

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