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Bruce Trail Series - Part 1 - about 16 km (12/9/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Queenston to St. Catharines
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 9 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 7 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:9
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
We will start at the southern terminus of the Bruce Trail at Queenston Hights and hike along the main trail - highlights being the bridge over QEW, the screaming tunnel to the Woodend Conservation Area and Niagara College Campus. There we will pick up Wetland Ridge Side trail that will take us to Niagara College to its wetland area and gardens. Not sure what can be seen there at this time of the year, but hopefully we can stop by and visit College's, Greenhouse, Brewery, Wine Visitor Education Centre and Benchmark Restaurant The Restaurant will be open for dinner and I will look to make reservations once I know how many of us be coming. Please note that if I manage to get reservations, we're all going, so bring money and be prepared to participate. UPDATE: We have reservations for dinner at the restaurant. Please bring a clean pair of shoes to wear. We don't want to treck mud into the restaurant

About the hike we will hike at an average pace of about 4 km/h. Slower on the uphills. Make sure you're able to hike the distance at stated pace of the group. Weather at this time of the year is unpredictable. ICERS may be required on this hike. Speedsters will be put at the back of the group.

We will travel as a group, pausing frequently along some sections to take some photos. This also means that to achieve the average pace you will need to hike bit faster in other sections.

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.

Notes:
This is an all day event and into the evening with dinner. NO DROP OUTS. NO EARLY DEPARTURES. ESTIMATED time for the return to carpool will be around 7-8 PM.
This hike involves a car shuttle
We will be going rain, snow or shine. Dress for the weather.
Please arrive at Kipling carpool 15 minutes early.


Required Items to Bring:
  • Appropriate Clothing and Footwear
  • enough Water
  • Lunch, Snacks
  • $ for carpool and dinner
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking Poles
  • Camera

    • How to Get There:
      Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
      Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
      Carpool Location:   Log in for location
      Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
      Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $48.24 (calculated at total Km * $0.201, effective Monday, December 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.

      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.
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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!