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Niagara, Ball’s Falls and Winery - (24-26km, 5 km/h) (8/11/2012)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Louth and Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 11 2012  7:25 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 9 2012 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:10 hours
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:5
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

Itinerary:

This is a great hike with spectacular scenery and natural beauty and lots of hills. It also passes by the Calamus Estates Winery, where we'll have lunch and optionally a glass of wine.

The terrain is hilly and variable. Length of hike is 24 km for drivers, 26 km for passengers, pace is 5 km/h. Maps 3 and 4.

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 must have previous experience on 20+ km hikes, and be able to hike at a continuous pace of 5 km/h.. If you don't have a history with the TOC, please include some comments in the notes about your hiking experience.

We'll meet at the parking lot at km 66.2 Map 4 on Quarry Rd, and shuttle to the parking lot at km 41.7 Map 3 on Roland Rd. We'll hike back through Louth and Ball's Falls Conservation Areas, and continue along the crest of the Niagara Escarpment past Cave Springs, with excellent views of the lowlands and Lake Ontario.

Those willing to drive and regular D5 hikers will be given preference on the waiting list


Required Items to Bring:
  • lunch and snacks
  • 3 litres water
  • sun block
  • suitable hiking footware
  • change of footware
  • whistle
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Cell phone in zip lock bag

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Roadside parking on Quarry Rd


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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):228Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $48.11 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Monday, September 16, 2019). 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:

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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!