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Hiking Weekend July 21-23 -Bruce Trail Series (7/21/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT 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.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

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: Sydenham Bruce Trail
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jul 21 2017, Sat, Jul 22 2017, Sun, Jul 23 2017  4:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 4:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 3 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:All Weekend
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Galina S
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Member Cost:$150.14/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

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ACCOMMODATION Details have changed from the time of first posting. Please take note. This is because the plan is to hike in the vicinity of Owen Sound. The extra accommodation cost will be offset by saving on carpool expenses and as well in shorter driving times. for eg. time to to hotel is about 2.5 hrs, vs 3 hrs (previously). For those who have already paid the originally stated cost of $126.87, you will need to pay additional $22.60, please bring this amount with you. For any new registrations, the costs have been updated below.

During this weekend, we will hike Sydenham section of Bruce Trail, on Saturday and Sunday about 20 km each day. Exact distance and location to be determined closer to the date. Carpool expense is approximate and will depend on total distance driven over the weekend.

To participate you need to be able to hike the distance both days on hilly and uneven terrain. Road walking may also be involved. Be prepared to hike about 7 hrs each day at average of 3.5 km/h pace. If you never hiked with me before, you need to provide examples of your recent hikes.

Each day involves a car shuttle, so total of 2 cars will be required. No drop outs.

We will travel and check into our weekend (for 2 nights) accommodation in Diamond Motor Inn in Owen Sound. Accommodation includes 2 rooms with 2 beds in each room. Each person will have their own bed, so the limit to this hike is 4 people.

Continental breakfast is included in the accommodation price. The cost of other meals is not included. We will get dinner in local restaurant on Friday and Saturday night. Lunch will be on trail. It is suggested that you prepare and bring lunch from home for Saturday and Sunday. There is fridge in the room to store lunch.

You need be ready to leave Toronto at 4 PM on Friday afternoon. We will travel (about 2.5 hr drive) and check into the Motel Friday afternoon/evening and then grab some dinner before heading back for a good night's rest for the next day. We will look to visit

Expect hot/humid days; mosquitos; The hikes will go rain or shine. If weather is too inclement, the hiking distances may be modified. More details will be provided closer to the date.

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

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.

We will be hiking rain, snow, or sunshine.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Lunch
  • MINIMUM 2 L of water
  • sun protection and bug protection
  • $ for food and carpool
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):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 4:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $80.40 (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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$150.14/Person
Cost Includes:$145.77 for 2 nights accomodation + $4.37 TOC service fee = 150.14 Not included is the cost of carpool and food/meals as described above.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Sat, Jun 3 2017.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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

Hiking route shortened if the weather is really inclement