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Grindstone Creek and Waterdown Falls (13km) (2/4/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Waterdown Falls
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 4 2018  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 3 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:6-7 hours (including driving)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 14 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


The terrain is hilly with some rocky sections. Length of hike is about 13 km, the hike will go at group pace. This hike is suitable for fit beginners and intermediate hikers.

Please note that you must bring icers. On a winter hike, you should always have a pair of icers in your pack. When it is icy on the trail, you'll need them. You can purchase good quality icers at MEC, I recommend the KAHTOOLA MICROSPIKES TRACTION DEVICE.

Our hike will take us through a series of loops along the rushing water of Grindstone Creek, forested slopes, mature woodlots, the Falls in Waterdown, and the Upper Grindstone Side Trail.

After the hike, a stop at the nearby Coffee Kettle Cafe for some Apple/Pear fritters and coffee!

Maximum group size is set to 1 so that everyone starts on the wait list, passengers will be added as drivers become available. Members willing to drive may get first priority on the wait list.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Lunch and snacks
  • 1 litre of water
  • Hiking footware
  • Change of footware for after the hike
  • Icers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Gaiters

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
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 $22.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.220, effective Thursday, August 22, 2019). 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.

Photo credit: Daniel Parker
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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