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Pretty River Valley Hike (20km, 4.5 km/h) (8/12/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bruce Trail, 15 Km south-west of Collingwood
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 12 2018  8:50 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 10 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Daniel Parker
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
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: 14 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

The terrain is hilly and challenging, highest point on the Bruce Trail. There are two big ascents and descents. Distance is 20 km, pace is 4.5 km an hour. Map 23.

This hike is suitable for experienced intermediate hikers. It is not suitable for beginners or hikers that prefer a slower pace. Hikers coming on this event are expected to have D4 level hiking experience.

We will be hiking a series of loops in the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park, connecting the Main Trail, the John Haigh Side Trail, the Petun Side Trail, and the Pretty River Side Trail. We will pass through the Petum Conservation Area and Osler Bluff and the highest point on the Bruce trail (540m above sea level). There are some steep ascents and descents, some great lookouts.

Afterwards, we have an option to stop for refreshments at Mylar & Loreta's restaurant .

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 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 litres water
  • Bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin to repel ticks
  • Change of footware for after the hike
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Cell phone

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Snowmobilers parking lot 380 m northeast of the Main Trail on Pretty River Rd.


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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):292Km
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 $67.16 (calculated at total Km * $0.230, effective Wednesday, August 15, 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:

- 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.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!