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41. MCCRAE LAKE (20 KM) (8/6/2022)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 115 Crooked Bay Road Parking Lot, 1.5 hours north of toronto
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 6 2022  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 5 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:5-6 Hours (plus 2 hrs driving each way)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.

EVENT DETAILS

THE CARPOOL LEAVES VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE STATION AT 7:00 AM

So, this is my second time leading this particular route with the TOC, but third time overall. This hike is an in & out hike, with a short deviation in the middle of the hike.
This hike is actually very difficult to navigate as the trail markings are not amazing and can be quite confusing.
Don't be surprised if the group goes the wrong way a couple times.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for lunch on the far side of the lake.
There will be an option to climb down to rapids, but will not be mandatory and we won't do it if its raining.

If you cannot walk the entire distance please do not sign up for this hike.

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 18 KM
  • Terrain: Primarily Canadian Shield Rock or Single Track Dirt Trails
  • Trail vs Road: 18 vs 2
  • Elevation Range: 30 Meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: About 9 climbs of around 25 meters
  • Largest Climb: 25 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: 'The Eagles Nest' & 'The Narrows'

Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.
DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!

For those of you choosing to meet at the event location, instead of the carpool, please ensure that you come on time

I’ve set the maximum event count at 1 as I don’t want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
I will try accommodate up to 16-20 people.




CARPOOL PARTICIPATION QUESTION

As of July 1, 2022 the TOC has ended its mandatory mask mandate for carpooling
For your own protection, wearing a mask during the carpool is still highly recommended.

The event coordinator will do their best to match up drivers and passengers with a preference to wear masks, but the mix of who signs up is out of their control, so it may not always be possible to be in a car where everyone prefers to mask up.
Please, if you are participating in the carpool as a DRIVER or a PASSENGER, write in the NOTES SECTION when registering whether you prefer:

  • TO ONLY PARTICIPATE IF EVERYONE IN CAR WEARS A MASK
  • NO MASK PREFERENCE
WARNING: Should you ignore or forget to answer this question in the NOTES field, you might be skipped on the wait list.


PRECAUTIONS AGAINST TICKS

  • Wear long pants.
  • Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily.
  • Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing.
  • Avoid tall grass.

    Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal.
    When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers.
    If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

    For more information, see Ticks


    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE'S A SUBWAY CLOSURE ON LINE 1 BETWEEN ST CLAIR AND LAWRENCE STATION THIS WEEKEND


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • -hiking boots
    • -2L of water
    • -snacks and lunch
    • -weather appropriate clothing
    • $17.00 to $32.00 to cover the cost for the carpool
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Mask for the carpool
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Bug Spray / Sunscreen

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The approx. address of the parking lot is 115 Crooked Bay Road Parking Lot in Kilworthy. 44°55'08.6"N 79°46'19.6"W

    Please note that my event directions are from VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE STATION.
    To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Driving Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

  • Follow Highway 7 (WEST) for 1 KM.
  • Follow Highway 400 (NORTH) for 138 KM past Barrie in the direction of Sudbury.
  • Leave the highway at exit # 168, Crooked Bay Road.
  • Turn left onto Crooked Bay Road (EAST) and there will be a parking lot to your left.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    Please be warned, that there are no washrooms at the event, so I'd suggest stopping at the Tim Hortons in Port Severn (exit #156) - address is 35 Lone Pine Road.

    INTERACTIVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
    By clicking on the blue writing below that reads "MORE OPTIONS" , you can input your own location into google maps and then use the directions provided to get to the location in the easiest way possible.

    MAP OF PARKING LOT

    PICTURE OF HIGHWAY EXIT

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):290Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $74.82 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Monday, December 5, 2022). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

    Notes:

    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.


    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
    - Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
    - Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.


     
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!