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Royal Botanical Gardens North Trails (2/18/2017)

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: near Hamilton
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 18 2017  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 15 2017 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Cordelia
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Length: 14KM

This is an interesting hike from Borer’s Falls to the Bruce Trail into the Royal Botanical Gardens. We will follow Captain Cootes Trail along the waterfront to Marsh Walk, back along Bull’s Point trail to Borer’s Falls.
A most notable wildlife sanctuary Cootes Paradise is a 250-hectare coastal wetland located at the west end of Hamilton Harbour. It supports a wide variety of rare and threatened species in plants and animals.

Parking fee at Borer's CA ($1 per hour, cash only, no change)

Please note: 1) Winter condition is icy/muddy on trails, please have your icers/poles in your pack, extra pair shoes for change after.
2) More hike details/info will send to participants via email 2 days before the hike. Please make sure you read them!

Required Items to Bring:
Mandatory: Icers are mandatory for winter hiking. No exception. We will check before leaving carpool.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Directions will be provided to drivers shortly.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $22.11 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Saturday, November 18, 2017). 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!