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New Year's Day Hike - Waterdown Falls (20K, 4.5km/h) (1/1/2015)

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: Waterdown
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 1 2015  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:50 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Dec 28 2014 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:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is variable with hilly and rocky sections. Length of hike is about 20 km, pace 4.5 km/h. Map 9.

This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers who like to step up the pace. It is not suitable for beginners or those who prefer slower hikes. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D4 level hiking experience. If you don't have a history with the TOC, please include some comments in the notes about your hiking background to convince me that you can keep up.

A combination "in and out" and a series of loops along the rushing water of Grindstone Creek, forested slopes, mature woodlots, and the Falls in Waterdown.

Members willing to drive, regular D4 hikers and members with favourable attendance records may get first priority on the wait list. Passengers will be added as drivers become available. Note: 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.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:50 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $22.00 (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.

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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!