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107. SILVER CREEK (9 KM) (2/4/2023)

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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: 13719 10 Line, Georgetown
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 4 2023  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 3 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 3 hours for the hike + 1.25 hours for the carpool each way
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:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 22 (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. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle

EVENT DETAILS

THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION AT 9:45 AM

This is my first time coordinating this particular hike with the TOC.
I've done this section of trail as part of other hikes, 3 times before.
This hike will be on a combination of Bruce Trails & Side Trails.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
We'll stop along the trail, maybe about 5.5 KM in, close to the lookout.

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 9 KM
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, which can be fairly rocky or technical in sections.
  • Trail vs Road: 8.5 km vs 500 meters
  • Elevation Range: 75 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 3 climbs of at least 50 meters
  • Largest Climb: 75 meter climb right at the beginning of the hike.
  • Washrooms: Maybe. Sometimes, there's a portable washroom, sometimes not.
  • Highlights: 'Silver Creek Falls' & 'Cool rock formations'

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 30 people.

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:
  • Mask or face covering for carpool
  • hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • 2L of water
  • snacks and lunch
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • $9.00 to $17.00 to cover the cost of the carpool for passengers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Change of clothes and/or footwear for post hike
  • Icers or traction devices
  • $20 for your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address is 13719 10 Line, Georgetown - 43°42'37.5"N 79°57'51.7"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Sheppard West 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.

  • Travel west along Highway 401 to Highway 410 (15 KM).
  • Merge with Highway 410 and follow it NORTH for 20 KM
  • Exit the highway at Hurontario Street (SOUTH) and turn left (SOUTH) at the traffic light for 1 KM.
  • At the 2nd traffic light turn right (WEST) at Mayfield Rd for 17 KM.
    If you turn left at this light, you'll be able to access Tim Hortons, which is the closest washroom to the hike.
  • Passing Winston Chruchill Drive, Mayfield Drive turns into Side Rd 17 before turning north and becoming 10 Line.
  • We'll park on 10 Line beside the barbed wire fence after the lake, located just about 1 KM north of Sideroad 27.
    If you get to stop sign at 32 Side Road, you've gone 2 KM too far.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is at a Tim Hortons, located on the South-East corner of Mayfield Road & Hurontario Street.

      To access:
    • Turn left at Mayfield Road and immidately take the first driveway or the first traffic light into the plaza with the Sobeys to use a Tim Hortons.
    • Post washroom, exit the plaza passing the Sobeys and turn left. Then at the lights, turn left (WEST) to continue along Mayfield 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 AREA

      PICTURE OF MEETING LOCATION

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):126Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:45 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $32.51 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Wednesday, February 1, 2023). 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!

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