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61. BAYVIEW ESCARPMENT (22.5 KM) (9/16/2023)

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: Bayview Side Trailhead, 639140 St Vincent–Sydenham Townline, Owen Sound
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 16 2023  10:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 15 2023 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 6.5 hours (plus 2.75 hr 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:10
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 VAUGHAN METROPOLITAN CENTRE STATION AT 7:30 AM

So, this is my first time venturing over to the Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve.
This hike will be on a combination of the Bruce Trail and some of the side trails.

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

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Level: D4 Intermediate
  • Distance: 22.5 KM
  • Terrain: Single track dirt trails, with rocky sections and some boggy sections.
  • Trail vs Road: 20 km vs 2.5 km
  • Elevation Range: 40 meteres
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 12 climbs of at least 25 meters
  • Largest Climb: 35 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: 'Lookout ' & 'Crevices'

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.


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 2 BETWEEN WARDEN AND KENNEDY STATION THIS WEEKEND


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • hiking boots or hiking shoes
    • 2L of water
    • snacks and lunch
    • weather appropriate clothing
    • $23.00 to $46.00 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
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address 639140 St Vincent–Sydenham Townline - 44°38'15.3"N 80°44'00.9"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 68 KM.
    • Exit the highway at Dunlop Street WEST (Exit 96 B) in the direction of Angus for 5.5 KM.
    • Turn right (NORTH) onto George Johnston Road for 12 KM until the road ends.
    • At highway 26, turn left (WEST) for 84 KM.
    • Turn right (NORTH) at the St Vincent–Sydenham Townline for 5 KM until the road curves to the left.
    • On the right hand side, there will be parking and a sign for Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve.
    • 'CLICK HERE FOR PICTURE OF MEETING LOCATION'

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    The closest washroom is a Tim Hortons, which is located on the right side of Highway 26 upon entering the town of Meaford.

    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):350Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $90.30 (calculated at total Km * $0.258, effective Sunday, June 16, 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!