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Bruce Trail Series Part 36: About 15 km hike -Duncan Crevice Caves to Old Boldy (4/15/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Duncan Crevice Caves
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 15 2017  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 12 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:ALL day
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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:3
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

My schedule cleared up, so I'm looking to see if I can squeeze in a hike on Saturday of the Easter Weekend. Let's see who is able join. Even though it's a long way to go, I'm keeping the distance moderate so we can finish early.

Trail conditions may be challenging at this time of the year (muddy, wet, slippery, overflowing streams, and may even have snow and ice depending on weather). Icers may be required. Earlier start today will allow to finish earlier. Driving distance is about 2 hrs one way. Please arrive 15 min before carpool departure time so that we can be on the road on time. Don't sign up if you need to be back home by specific time.

The hike is for intermediate or advanced hikers only. If you never hiked with me before, please provide few examples of your experience within the comments section. Also, if you're in a habit of signing up and then cancelling, please wait to sign up until you're fairly certain that you're able to attend.

HIKE DETAILS: We will begin east of Duncan Crevice Caves Provincial Nature Reserve and hike towards the Old Baldy Conservation. Along the way we will see the network of Duncan Crevice Caves within the Nature Reserve, a number of spectacular lookouts off the escarpment, and WILL experience challenging climbs up and down the escarpment. There is also about 6 km of road walking - which may be a welcome relief after walking (or rather slip sliding) in the mud and carrying what seems like extra 5 lbs of mud on each shoe. Also note that we will not be hiking as far as Old Baldy lookout on this hike

The hiking pace will be approximately 3.5 km per hour, slower pace on the uphills. I am a SLOW hiker, making frequent stops to take photos :) Please be prepared to respect my style of hiking. Thanks.

We will hike as a group, and thus, wait as necessary for everyone, 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. Speedsters will be put at the back of the line.

Please ensure you can hike the distance over the uneven and steep hilly terrain, 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. There will also be a parking fee of $6/car, cost of which will be shared.

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. Also note, we will meet at the Passenger Pick Up location that's off Subway Crescent (not any other place at Kipling station.. ask TTC staff if you're not sure and need direction.

BE PREPARED: We will hike as a group. Again, if you think you may be sprinting ahead... don't sign up! We will be hiking rain, snow, or sunshine.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Lunch
  • MINIMUM 2 L of water
  • icers for snow/ice conditions
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • Camera
  • Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:will be provided to the carpool drivers
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):310Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $62.31 (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!

Event may be cancelled or route shortened if the weather is really inclement