67. OLIVER CREEK & THE ENCHANTED FOREST (18.5 KM) - Sat, Apr 1 2023

67. OLIVER CREEK & THE ENCHANTED FOREST (18.5 KM) (4/1/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Ladder/stile north of 716202 1st Line E on east side
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 1 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 31 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 6.5 hours for the hike and then 1.5 hrs each way for 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:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 16 (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 8:30 AM

So, this is a completely brand new hike for me today.
Haven't been here before, but it seems like an interesting trail.
So, if I fuck up, then I'll learn for next time.

Today's hike will traverse up the Boyne River, along the Oliver Creek and through the Enchanted Forest.
This hike will be on a combination of the Bruce Trail and a few side trails.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
We'll find a spot to stop for lunch somewhere along the trail.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A SUBWAY CLOSURE ON LINE 1 BETWEEN YORK MILLS AND BLOOR STATION THIS WEEKEND

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 18.5 KM
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, meadows, wide gravel paths and a few rocky sections.
  • Trail vs Road: 17.5 km vs 1 km
  • Elevation Range: 100 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 14 climbs of at least 25 meters, 5 of which are at least 50 meters.
  • Largest Climb: 75 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: 'Oliver Creek', 'Rock Crevices' & 'A few lookouts'

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

Iíve set the maximum event count at 1 as I donít want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
I will try accommodate up to 20 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
  • $11.00 to $26.00 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 716202 1st Line E, Mulmur - 44į07'08.9"N 80į06'45.4"W
    The actual meet location is past this address and part of the way up the hill at a ladder/stile on the east side of the road.

    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 64 KM (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10).
  • At Highway 89, turn right (EAST) for 2.5 KM.
  • Turn left (NORTH) onto 1st Line E (no traffic light) for 2.5 KM.
  • The meet point is north of 716202 1st Line E, part of the way up the hill at a ladder/stile on the east side of the road for a Bruce Trail Crossing.
    --------If you get to 716300 1st Line E or to Side Rd 5 or to where the paved road turns to gravel, then you've gone too far.
    --------It's easy to miss, if you're not paying attention

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is the Superburger/Supercoffee located on the north-west corner of Highway 10, Highway 89 & Prince Of Wales Road.
    To access, just drive north of the traffic light @ Highway 89 and take the driveway on the left.
    Post washroom stop, just exit back onto Prince on Wales Road to use the traffic light to turn east onto Highway 89.

    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

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $51.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Thursday, June 8, 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.


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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!