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Grindstone Creek, Hendrie Valley, RBG (12-14 km) and cafe stop (11/3/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Hamilton
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 3 2018  8:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 31 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:About 10 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Natalia S
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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: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Hiking Grindstone Creek Trail (ca. 12-14 km) followed by visit of a local cozy cafe on the way back home. Cafe visit is part of the trip and offers a nice relaxing stop to enjoy hot beverage and some tasty savory or sweet snacks.

This trip combines scenic trails with visit of a local cafe

CARPOOL DEPARTURE Kipling subway station passengers' pick-up, Saturday, November 3, 8:30 AM.
DISTANCE Ca. 15 km intermediate
PACE Ca 3.5 km/hour. No dropouts. We will hike as a group, and nobody will jump ahead leaving the group behind.
TRAIL DETAILS We will hike as a group through various terrain.
LUNCH Bring your lunch, plenty of water and snacks.
HIGHLIGHTS Hike, cafe visit after
PRIORITY Priority will go to DRIVERS WILLING TO TAKE PASSENGERS. Additional spots will be added depending on space in the carpool. Big thank you to drivers!!
WEATHER Cancellation in the case of heavy rain, lightning and/or thunder. NO PETS.

Required Items to Bring:
  • -hiking boots
  • -rain gear
  • -water bottle 2-3 l of water
  • -lunch and light snack
  • -CASH FOR CARPOOL if you are a passenger
  • -appropriate clothing for the weather.
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • -camera
  • -sunglasses
  • -hiking poles

  • How to Get There:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):148Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $29.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.200, effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020). 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: Natalia S. PLEASE NO CALLS ON my cell phone prior the event, unless it is an emergency situation on the way to carpool. Thank you
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    Cost Includes:There might be a COST to access Provincial Park. This will be worked into the carpool if day use fee required.
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
    *Note: This event may be cancelled if there are extreme weather conditions.