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Niagara, Ball’s Falls (wine stop at noon)- (28-30km, 5 km/h) (9/14/2013)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Louth and Ball's Falls Conservation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 14 2013  7:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 31 2013 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: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, with lots of hills. Length of hike is 28 km for drivers, 30 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 . 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 Short Hills Provincial Park parking lot on Pelham Rd. We'll hike back through Short Hills Provincial Park, 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. The trail passes by the Flat Rock Cellars winery, where we'll stop for lunch and optionally sample the wine.

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

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 2 litres water
  • Suitable hiking footware
  • Change of footware for after the hike (as a favour to your driver)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Cell phone
  • Whistle

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Roadside parking on Quarry Rd, where the trail crosses the road

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $52.75 (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.

Photo credit: Daniel Parker
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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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