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High Park to Christie Pits (12 KM) (1/15/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Keele Subway Station (Keele Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 15 2023  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 15 2023 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 3.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:30
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 25 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


So, the random hike picker has selected this urban hike for today.
However, I'm putting a bit of twist into this classic Fletcher route, trying out a new mountain biking trail I've never been on before in High Park.
If it works, then great, if not, then I'll know not to use it again in the future.

This 12 KM hike will travel between Keele & Christie Station.

The hike will be on a combination of gravel trails, single track dirt trails, paved park paths and neighbourhood sidewalks.

In terms of hills, there are none over 25 meters. Just a few ups here and there.

There is weirdly two options to use the washroom on this hike
The first is 3 KM in and the 2nd in 6.5 kM, so you'll have options.

Post hike, if anyone's interested, I'm going to check out Rustle & Still Café if you'd like to join me for a coffee and a treat.

I usually carry a pair of icers with me from the first snowfall of the year until the end of April, so I recommend having a pair in your pack to deal with any potential ice.
You can find the pair I use, 'here from Amazon'.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots / hiking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • First Aid Kit
  • A smile
  • Whistle
  • Icers or traction devices
  • $20 For Your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Keele Subway Station is located on the Bloor-Danforth line (Line 2), one stop west of Dundas West and 7 stops east of Kipling.

    We'll meet outside the Keele Entrance to the Station.
    If raining or cold, I'll just be inside the station doors.

    Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt,

    For those of you driving, Keele Station is located on the north-east side of Bloor & Keele.
    In terms of parking, there's a TTC lot, one traffic light east of Keele and just a bit north.




    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.

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

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