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Boxing Day Hike in Dundas Valley (20K, 4.5km/h) (12/26/2012)

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 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: Dundas Valley Conservation Area
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Dec 26 2012  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 17 2012 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:7 1/2 Hours (including driving)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to 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: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


What better place to be on Boxing Day than the Dundas Valley Conservation Area? Magnificent views, Carolinian forests, deep stream valleys, and high ridges - it's a great place to hike.

The terrain is variable, length is 20 kms, pace 4.5 km/h. Map 8.

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers. It is not suitable for beginners. 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.

Starting from Sherman Falls, we'll hike multiple loops on Dundas Valley Conservation Area trails. We'll traverse the Main Trail, Main Loop, the Headwaters Trail, and Hilltop Trail, and pass by the Hermitage ruins, the historic Griffin House and the Trail Centre.

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.

On this event, everyone goes on the waiting list and drivers get on first, once we have drivers, we'll add passengers. Some preference may be given to regular D4 hikers, or those who have taken the trouble to add a note.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Icers
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1-2 litres of water
  • Layered clothing
  • Hiking footware
  • Change of footware for after the hike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):128Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:45 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $27.01 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Sunday, January 19, 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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!