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68. WALTER'S FALLS (18.5 KM) (12/9/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 845570 Deviation Rd, Meaford
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 9 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 8 2023 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:less than 5.5 hours for the hike (2.5 hours 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:14
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 8 (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

This is my first time leading a hike over to Walter's Falls.
This hike will follow along the Bruce Trail as well as some of its side trails.
This hike is primarily and in & out hike, but we have a 3.5 KM loop to get to Walter's Falls

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water.
We'll stop for lunch beside the Walter's Falls.

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

    EVENT STATS
  • Level of hike: Intermediate
  • Distance: 18.5 KM
  • Terrain: Some rocky sections with primarily single track dirt trails.
  • Trail vs Road: 16.5 km vs 2 km
  • Elevation Range: 80 Meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 9 climbs of at least 25 meters with four of them being at least 50 meters.
  • Largest Climb: 75 meters
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: ' WALTER'S FALLS'

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE'S A CLOSURE ON LINE 1 BETWEEN ST GEORGE & ST ANDREW STATION THIS WEEKEND

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 ON AMAZON'.


Required Items to Bring:
  • hiking boots or hiking shoes
  • 2L of water
  • snacks and lunch
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • $22.00 to $43.00 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
  • Icers or traction devices

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    The closest approximate address 845570 Deviation Rd, Meaford - 44°30'15.1"N 80°39'43.7"W, just south of the sign for the Roblyn Creek Conservation Area.

    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 56 KM
    • At Grey County Road 40 (NO TRAFFIC LIGHT), turn left (WEST) for 18 KM in the direction of Walters Falls.
    • Turn right (NORTH) onto Grey Road 12 for 2 KM.
    • Take the first left (WEST) onto Euphrasia-St Vincent Townline for 2 KM.
    • Turn left (SOUTH) onto Deviation Rd and look for parking just south of the sign for Roblyn Creek Conservation Area.

      POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP: Address - 280 First Street
      The closest washroom is a McDonalds or Tim Hortons in downtown Collingwood
      While driving along Highway 26 in Collingwood, it becomes First Street.
      Both locations are in a plaza on the north side of the street between Cedar Street & Oak Street

      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):330Km
    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 $85.14 (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!