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72. CHINGUACOUSY & FORKS OF THE CREDIT (23 KM) (3/11/2023)

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: 15654 Chinguacousy Rd, Kleinburg
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 11 2023  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 10 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 7.5 hours for the hike and 1.25 each way for the carpool
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:12
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 10 (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 8:15 AM

This is my first time leading this particular route with the TOC.
I've led all of the sections at least 3 times previously, just not in this configuration.
This hike will be a combination of the Bruce Trail, its side trails and some provincial park trails.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
We'll stop for a lunch stop about 12.5 KM into the hike at a beautiful spot next to the river.

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 23 KM
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, rocky climbs and a few paved and dirt roads.
  • Trail vs Road: 17 km vs 6 km
  • Elevation Range: 150 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 2 climbs of at least 50 meters, several short rolling hills
  • Largest Climb: 110 meters up the Devil's Pulpit
  • Washrooms: Potentially 2. 1 located at the 9 KM mark and the other located at the 12.5 KM mark beside our lunch spot.
    However, the 2nd location isn't always open in the winter.
  • Highlights: 'pretty winter gorge' & 'the Devil's Pulpit'

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 15 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
  • $7.00 to $16.00 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 15654 Chinguacousy Rd, Kleinburg - 43°47'07.1"N 79°56'35.5"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.

  • Event Directions: Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.
  • Travel west along Highway 401 to Highway 410 (15 KM).
  • Merge with Highway 410 and follow it NORTH for 30 KM (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10).
  • Turn left (WEST) onto Olde Base Line Road for 3 KM.
  • Turn right (NORTH) onto Chinguacousy Rd for less than a KM.
  • Find parking at the end of the road either at the cul-de-sac or on the east side of the road.
    NOTE: There's no parking on the west side of the road.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is Coywolf Coffee, which is a coffee shop in the town of Inglewood.
    Address is:15596 McLaughlin Rd
    To access, turn right (NORTH) from Olde Base Line Road onto McLaughlin Rd and travel north for 500 meters.
    Location is on the left.
    NOTE: To use their washrooms, you do have to buy something.



    To return to our route, go back to Olde Base Line Road and turn right.

    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):118Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $30.44 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Sunday, March 3, 2024). 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.
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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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