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Day trip to Kawartha (hiking/spelunking in Warsaw Caves Cons Area 15 km, farm visit and Kawartha Dairy) (5/26/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Adventure
Event Location: Kawartha
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 26 2018  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 22 2018 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:All day event
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Natalia S
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Member Cost:$7.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 19 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Spelunking/hiking (ca 15 km) in Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, farm visit to see dwarf goats and alpacas and stop for a scoop of famous Kawartha Dairy ice cream and maybe some other snack in Peterborough. Please note that this is a day trip with a possible late return to Toronto.

Please join me for a fun daytrip to Kawartha. On the way to Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, we will visit a dwarf goats/alpacas farm for a short self-guided tour with on option to purchase some goat cheese, natural skin care products based on goat milk and also picnic lunch boxes (meat, fish or vegetarian). The lunch boxes cost $15. After our farm visit, we will proceed to Warsaw Caves Conservation area. We will explore the caves (at least outside), have our lunch and hike to the lookout with the view of the gorge and Indian River. Please note: the conservation area is not officially open yet on May 5: however, if there is someone at the gate, we might have to pay entrance fees. The trails might not be well maintained yet.

Photo credit: Natalia S
CARPOOL DEPARTURE Sheppard West (Downsview) subway station passengers' pick-up, Saturday May 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM.
DISTANCE ca 15 km
PACE Ca 3.5 - 4 km/hour. No dropouts. Please do not speed up and run ahead of the group. If you have urges to run trails, this trip is not for you. We will take a break for lunch and have couple of stops to take photographs. This hike is about enjoyment of nature and spring flowers !!
TRAIL DETAILS We will hike as a group couple of circular trails through a partly rugged, variable terrain of mixed forest. A great lookout is guarantied.
CAVES BEFORE the hike we will visit the caves (please bring extra clothes if you want to explore the caves inside) and have a lunch break in the picnic area.
HIGHLIGHTS Farm visit to see dwarf goats and alpacas, spelunking, hiking scenic trails, having a stop in Peterborough for ice cream and snack.

Required Items to Bring:
  • -hiking boots
  • -bottle of water 2L
  • -LUNCH !!!
  • -CASH FOR CARPOOL if you are a passenger
  • -A pair of shoes to wear in the car
  • -Cash or credit card to pay at the farm for your purchases and for ice cream and snack in Peterborough
  • -rain gear, hats and appropriate clothing for the weather.

  • Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • -camera
  • -sunglasses
  • -plenty of water

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):369Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 AM
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    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $82.29 (calculated at total Km * $0.223, effective Saturday, October 20, 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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    Cost & Payment:
    Member Cost:$7.00/Person
    Cost Includes:The day use fee for the Warsaw Caves Cons Area is $16 per car (not per passenger !)
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    *Note: This event might be rescheduled or cancelled if there is heavy rain or hazardous driving conditions.