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Whitechurch-Stouffville Maple Syrup Hike (19 km, 4.5 km/h) (3/10/2012)

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: Whitchurch-Stouffville
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 10 2012  7:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 8 2012 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hours (including driving)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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Member Cost:$9.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is variable. Length of hike is 19 km, pace 4.5 km/h. Map 4 ORTA

We will be hiking in the York Region Forest, on the main trail in combination with the Hall Tract, Eldred King and Hollidge Side Trails.

After the hike we'll visit the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at the Bruce's Mill Conservation Area for sap sampling, maple syrup demonstrations, pancakes and Maple Syrup.

This hike is suitable for strong intermediate hikers, it is not suitable for beginners. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D4 level experience. Participants must have previous experience on 16-20 km hikes and be able to hike at a continuous pace of 4.5 km/h.. 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 (otherwise you'll be removed.)

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:
  • Water (1-2 L )
  • Lunch/snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Sun glasses
  • Icers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

At the intersection of McCowan Rd (York Rd 67) & Aurora Rd (York Rd 15), drive 1.1 km north on McCowan Rd keeping a lookout for the (easy to miss) parking lot on your right.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $21.10 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Friday, January 17, 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$9.00/Person
Cost Includes:Entrance to Bruce's Mill Conservation Area, sap samplings and maple syrup demonstrations.
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!