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Forks of the Credit WinterFeast Hike (22 km, 4.5-5 km/h) (2/26/2012)

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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the TOC.

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: Caledon, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 26 2012  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Feb 20 2012 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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Member Cost:$45.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The Hills of Headwaters region is running a WinterFeast event in which which participating restaurants offer gourmet menus at reduced prices. I've booked reservations at The Belfountain Inn in the village of Belfountain, enjoying picturesque views of the Credit River, which we'll have walked along earlier in the day. The price is $35 plus plus tax and tip.

Please do not sign up for this hike if you do not want to go for dinner.

Please note that as dinner reservations have already been made, late cancellations will be a big problem for me. So check your schedules and be sure that you can make it, and if not, remove your name promptly from the registration and waiting lists.

The terrain is variable, with hilly sections. Length of hike is 22 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 with side trails. Maps 14/15

This hike is suitable for strong intermediate or advanced hikers.Hikers coming on this event are expected to have, preferably, D5 level experience, or minimally, D4 level experience on the hike leader's events. Participants should have previous experience on 20+ km hikes, and must be able to hike at a continuous pace of 4.5-5 km/h.. If you don't have a history with the TOC, please include some comments in the notes about your hiking experience.

A Forks of the Credit loop, along the Main Trail, and taking in the McLaren Rd Side Trail, the Trimble and Crowsnest side trails, the village of Belfountain, Mississauga Rd, the Elora-Cataract Trailway, Cataract Falls, Quarryman's Side Trail, and Brimestone Side Trail.

Note: If you come on a winter hike, you should always have a pair of icers in your pack. You won't have to use them very often, but when it is icy on the trail, you'll need them. 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.

Members willing to drive will get first priority on the wait list.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Roadside parking, km 19 map 15, along the southwest shoulder of the Willoughby Rd and Escarpment Sideroad intersection

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):122Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $24.40 (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.

Trails are likely to be icy in places, so wear appropriate footwear and bring icers.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$45.00/Person
Cost Includes:Fixed price dinner menu, $35 plus plus tax and tip.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the TOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!