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Crawford Lake / Rattlesnake Point Main & Side Trails (22k @4.5k/hr) (1/20/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Burlington
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 20 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 19 2018 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 -8 hours approximately
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Bashir
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 19 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Starting from the parking lot the hike will meander on the main trail through Crawford Forestry Tract and Crawford lake conservation Area (until 111.8k map: 11). Take a detour to Rattlesnake point side trail and back to take Leech Porter side trail and Crawford Lake Side Trail (map 11) to get back to the main trail for the journey back to the cars. We plan to maintain a speed of ~4.5k/per hour and cover distance of about ~22 k.


The hike will pass through mixed woodland, historic calcium pits and rocky outcrops into the Crawford Forestry Tract. Getting in the Conservation Area it goes through pine forests and meadows as well as some deciduous woods. A significant portion of the hike would be in the Nassagaweya Canyon. It runs between the main Escarpment and a rocky outcrop. It will cover rocky ground and some sharp ascents and descents. Some of us may find poles helpful. Using the Crawford Lake side trail we will visit the Crawford Lake, a rare example of meromictic lake ( _lake). Take a break at the Visitors Center and visit the reconstructed native American village and return to the parking place via the main trail. In between we will have lunch at a picturesque spot.


Those willing to drive will be given preference. Passengers will be add.ed as drivers become available. Maximum Hikers: About 8. I set the Maximum Group Size to 1 so everyone will first go on the waiting list.  

Drivers: Pls mention in the notes as to how many passengers you would be able to take.

Required Items to Bring:

water (1-2 L)


Good hiking shoes/boots

Weather appropriate clothing

Money to pay your carpool driver


Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

Hiking poles

Change of shoes and clothing


How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):125Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
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Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $28.75 (calculated at total Km * $0.230, effective Tuesday, July 17, 2018). 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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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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