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Waterdown Falls and Apple/Pear Fritters (13km, 4-4.5 km/hr) (7/8/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Waterdown Falls
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 8 2018  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 7 2018 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration: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, 18 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

Itinerary:

The terrain is hilly with some rocky sections. Length of hike is about 13 km, pace is 4-4.5 km/hr. This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers and fit beginners.

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 Copper 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 and members with favourable attendance records may get first priority on the wait list.

PRECAUTIONS AGAINST TICKS

Wear long pants. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily. Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing. Avoid tall grass.

Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal. When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers. If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

For more information, see Ticks


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

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 $23.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.230, effective Sunday, June 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.

Notes:
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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

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