ORMT - Part 3 Township of King and Happy Valley about 16 km - Sun, Mar 26 2017

ORMT - Part 3 Township of King and Happy Valley about 16 km (3/26/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Township of King
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 26 2017  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Mar 24 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:All Day
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Galina S
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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: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOTE: If you sign up for this hike or to its waiting list, please REMEMBER that if your plans change and you can no longer attend, to promptly remove yourself off the attendance/waiting list. This would allow someone who may be waiting, the opportunity to take your spot or to move up the waiting list. Thank you for your consideration.

BACKGROUND: Oak Ridges Moraine is about a 200 km ridge of land between Niagara Escarpment and Trent River watershed created by retreating glaciers about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The Moraine is now a mix of natural areas, such wetlands, forests, kettle lakes, as well as, man-made habitats, such as towns, farm lands and roads. The Oak Ridges Moraine Trail (ORMT) is a green corridor across the Moraine but since only about 25% of the Moraine remains forested, a significant length of the trail passes on the country roads.

Those who want to join me on any of the sections as I hike across the Moraine, should be prepared for road hiking. My plan is to explore ORMT, its side trails, nearby conservation/forest areas and visit any local or historical landmarks along the way.

HIKE DETAILS: Our first stop will be Goldie Feldman Nature Reserve within Happy Valley Forest. We will hike the trail system through the old growth forest in this Reserve (not sure of distance may be 3 km?). We then travel to the Oak Ridges Trail to begin our hike at 10th Concession. The hike will include about 6 km of country road walking, thus, enabling us to pick up the pace a bit for greater aerobic workout. We will end, where we started (well..almost) within the Happy Valley Forest and hike the Happy Valley Tract Side Trail through the forest (linear trail, 2.6 km there and back).

Objective is to enjoy the nature, fill our lungs with clean, crisp air, while enjoying the landscapes, etc. Weather at this time of the year is unpredictable. ICERS may be required on this hike.

We will hike as a group, and thus, wait as necessary for everyone. I am a slow hiker, pausing frequently to take photos so If you think you'll have uncontrollable urges to be constantly on the move or to sprint ahead, this is NOT an event for you. Objective is to maintain at least a 4 km/hr pace on roads/flat sections. Speedsters will be put at the back of the line.

Please ensure you can hike the distance over the rocky, hilly and uneven terrain, and if conditions warrant, over the deep snow or on icy trails (icers/crampons are required), and at the specified pace BEFORE you sign up.

This hike involves a car shuttle, hike will be modified or postponed if not enough drivers sign up. Also, additional participants will be added as space permits.

If you're travelling by TTC to the carpool location, you're responsible for taking into consideration the TTC schedule, any service disruptions, etc in order to arrive on time. We will hike snow, rain or shine.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking boots
  • Icers/Crampons/Snow Shoes (if appropriate)
  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Lunch
  • enough water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera
  • Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:will be provided to the carpool drivers
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $24.12 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Thursday, October 19, 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.

Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.

 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note:

Event may be cancelled if there are weather advisories, watches or warnings. Route may also be shortened or an alternate route taken depending on trail conditions