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43. HOCKLEYCREST (18.5 KM) (5/13/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 7th Line Parking Lot, 953151 7 Line, Orangeville
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 13 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 12 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 5 hours and then 1 for the carpool 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:19
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 17 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

THE CARPOOL LEAVES VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE AT 9 AM

Brand new hike alert
Never been to this area before, but has been a bucket list hike to try
Since this is my first time leading this hike, expect a few mistakes, but I will learn for the future
This hike will be on a combination of the Bruce and its side trails

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

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 18.5 KM
  • Terrain: Primarily single track dirt trails, which its spring so I expect it to be muddy
  • Trail vs Road: 16.5 km vs 2 km
  • Elevation Range: 100 meteres
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 14 climbs of at least 25 meters, 4 of which are at least 50 meters
  • Largest Climb: 75 Meters
  • Washrooms: None, sorry
  • Highlights: 'Nice walk in the woods'

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 20 people.


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 IS A SUBWAY CLOSURE ON LINE 1 BETWEEN YORK MILLS AND BLOOR YONGE TODAY


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • hiking boots or hiking shoes
    • 2L of water
    • snacks and lunch
    • weather appropriate clothing
    • 8.00 to $17.00 cash for passengers to cover the cost of the carpool
    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
  • $20 for your 2023 TOC Badge

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address is the 7th Line Parking Lot located at 953151 7 Line - 43°57'37.3"N 79°58'48.4"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 27 KM
  • Leave the highway at Highway 9 (exit # 55) towards Orangeville.
  • Turn left (WEST) onto Highway 9 for 32 KM.
  • Turn right (NORTH) onto Airport Road for just under 2 KM.
    However, if you turn left, you can use the washroom at Starbucks before continuing north on Airport Road.
  • Turn right onto 7th Line (there's a sign for Bruce Trail Access) and the lot is immediately to your right

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is a Starbucks, located on the South-West corner of Highway 9 and Airport Road.
    To access, just turn left onto Airport Road and then right into the Starbucks
    To get back on track, just turn left onto Airport Road and travel north

    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):124Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $31.99 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Sunday, May 19, 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.


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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!