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Belfountain Conservation Area (13 KM) (8/19/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2500 Escarpment Side Road @ Willoughby Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 19 2017  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 17 2017 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:6-7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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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:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOTE: THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION (formerly Downsview) @ 10:00 AM

This hike to Belfountain Conversvation Area is a moderate hike with rolling terrain with a few steep ascents.

Most exciting feature of this hike, will be passing a couple small water elements, such as a reservoir in Belfountain Conservation Area.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for breaks to enjoy the countryside, but there will not be any drop offs. This is a 13 km in/out hike where, we'll stop at Belfountain Conservation Area for lunch and take advantage of an ice cream spot which sells kawartha ice cream. However, I will note that the ice cream shop is cash only.

Total Distance is approx. 13 km

If you cannot walk the entire distance, please do not sign up for this hike.

Note: There are no washroom facilities at the start of the hike, but there are some at the lunch spot.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!! If this is not completed, you will be moved to the wait list, until I get an answer.


Required Items to Bring:
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • good hiking shoes/boots
  • weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Event Directions: Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.

    -Travel west along Highway 401 to Highway 410 (15 KM).

    -Merge with Highway 410 and follow it North for approx. 35 km (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10) - Also, if you go into the town of Caledon Village, you've gone too far north!!!

    -Turn Left at Escarpment Side Road (NO TRAFFIC LIGHT) and travel west for 1.5 KM.

    Meet at the corner of Escarpment Side Road and Wiloughby Road.

    Note: There are no washroom facilities at the start point of this hike and very few on Highway 10.

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    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
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    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, August 17, 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:
    • If we are short of drivers, they will get priority on the waiting list.
    • This hike will go ahead rain or shine. If it's raining, please wear appropriate rain gear.


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    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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

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