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Dufferin Hi-Land, Boyne Valley Loop Hike (21k, 4.5-5 km/h) (2/20/2012)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Dufferin Hi-Land, Primrose
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Feb 20 2012  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 16 2012 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:9 hrs (including driving)
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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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:6
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We were short of drivers for this hike, so I've moved the date forward to Family Day.

The terrain is hilly and challenging. Length of hike is 21 km, pace 4.5-5 km/h. The exact distance and pace will be determined by trail conditions, there are lots of opportunities to vary the distance. Map 20

This hike is suitable for advanced or strong intermediate hikers. It is not suitable for beginners. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have preferably D5 or minimally D4 level hiking experience and must be able to maintain a continuous pace of 4.5-5 km/h on challenging terrain. If it isn't obvious from your TOC record that you can do this hike, please, when registering, include some comments in the notes to convince me that you can keep up.

We'll meet at the parking lot on Prince of Wales Rd, just south of the southern end of the Prince of Wales Side Trail. We will be following the Prince of Wales Side Trail, the Primrose Loop Side Trail, the Main Trail, and the Boyne Valley Side Trail. We'll pass through steep ravines, hardwood forests, and open meadows.

After the hike, we'll go for refreshments in Primrose.

Note: Icers are mandatory on this hike. The icer is held to your boot with a set of Velcro straps, and keeps you from slipping and sliding. You can purchase good quality icers at MEC or Lee Valley Tools.

Those who are willing to drive will have priority on the wait list.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1-2 litres water
  • Change of footwear for after the hike
  • Appropriate winter clothing - warm and layered, no cotton
  • Appropriate winter boots, preferably waterproof
  • Icers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Whistle
  • Hat and sunglasses

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Country Rd 19 (Prince of Wales Rd) Parking Lot
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):184Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $36.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.200, effective Friday, August 14, 2020). 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.


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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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