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66. ORANGE CORNERS TRESTLE (16.5 KM) (5/20/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Omemee Municipal Park, 2 George St S, Omemee
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 20 2023  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 19 2023 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 5 hours for the hike and 1.5 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:15
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

THE CARPOOL LEAVES DON MILLS STATION AT 9:30 AM

This is my first time coordinating this slightly longer hike, so there's the potential I could make a few mistakes on my first attempt.
Will learn and then correct for the next time.
This hike will primarily hike along the Trans- Canada Trail, which is really flat as it follows an old railway bed.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
We'll stop for lunch near the railway trestle.

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Distance: 16.5 KM
  • Terrain: Some urban roads, but primarily wide gravel/dirt trails
  • Trail vs Road: 14.5 km vs 2 km
  • Elevation Range: 30 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: None, my elevation graph says 1, but it doesn't understand brdiges
  • Largest Climb: 10 meters
  • Washrooms: There's a city washroom located near the start, but I'm not sure that its open.
  • Highlights: 'Orange Corners Trestle Bridge'

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 25 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 CLOSURE ON LINE 1 BETWEEN ST CLAIR WEST & ST ANDREW STATION THIS WEEKEND


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • hiking boots or hiking shoes
    • 2L of water
    • snacks and lunch
    • weather appropriate clothing
    • $15.00 to $32.00 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
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address is the Omemee Municipal Park @ 2 George St S, Omemee - 44°17'51.0"N 78°33'26.9"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Don Mills 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.

  • Exit Don Mills Station and turn left onto Sheppard Avenue
  • At the first light, turn left onto the Don Valley Parkway (SOUTH)
  • In about 1 KM, follow the signs onto the 401 Eastbound and follow for 61 KM.
  • Take exit (#436) for the 115/35 North and follow Highway 115 for 25 KM.
  • take exit (@26) for Porter Rd (RR 32) and turn LEFT (NORTH) for 8 KM.
  • At Highway 7A, turn right (EAST) for 2 KM
  • At Ski Hill Road (RR 38) turn left (NORTH) for 14 KM.
  • At Highway 7, turn right (EAST) for less than a KM.
  • Turn right (SOUTH) onto George Street South and follow until the end of the road for parking at the municipal park.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest potential washroom is a city washroom located in Omemee beside the parking lot for the meeting point. However, I'm unsure if its open.
    2nd option is a McDonalds off Highway 115.

  • To access, exit at Clarke 3rd Concession Durham Road 17 and it will be just to the right.
  • When complete, just continue north on Highway 115.

    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 PARKING LOT ENTRANCE

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $61.92 (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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    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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