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Bruce Trail Series Part 46: About 27 km hike -Bayview Escarpment (8/6/2017)

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: Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 6 2017  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 4 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:ALL day
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

READ ALL BEFORE YOU SIGN UP. Make sure you can hike the specified distance at specified pace over uneven and challenging terrain before you sign up

NOTE. 7AM departure, on a Sunday of a long weekend. SUBWAY WILL NOT BE OPERATIONAL for your travels to carpool location. Earlier start will allow for longer hiking distance and the driving distance of about 2.5 hrs each 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 'notes' section. Do not sign up until you're fairly certain that you're able to attend.

We will begin our hike north of Woodford (km 44.2) and hike around Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature reserve. We will be rewarded with a number of magnificent views from the escarpment over the Georgian Bay including, Ministry of National Defence, Meaford Land Forces Training Centre. Other highlights will include hiking through colonies of ferns that include the rare varieties of Hart's Tongue and Walking Ferns. We will continue westward hike to Beaver Springs Nature Reserve where we may hike the 1.6 km side trail with its giant beech trees and abandoned beaver dam. In the final 2 km stretch, there is also a chance to visit to Lloyd Laycock Cave Side Trail which climbs through a rock crevice to the top of the rocky canyon, before descending quickly into a cave.

Between all these interesting sections, there will be about 10 km of hiking on the roads. This means we'll be open to the elements, like no shade, blazing sun/heat and/or rain. Bring more water to drink than you think you will need. Also trail conditions may still be challenging due to recent rains = muddy, wet and slippery. Also mosquitos are expected to be plentiful depending on weather and trail conditions.

The hiking pace will be approximately 4.0 km to 4.5 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.

If you're travelling by TTC to the carpool location, you're responsible for taking into consideration the TTC schedule (e.g. Sunday schedule = subway not yet operational), 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. We will meet outside, as the doors will be locked.

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, or sunshine.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Lunch
  • MINIMUM 2 L of water
  • sun and bug protection
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):376Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $75.58 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Wednesday, August 16, 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