Smokey Hollow Falls (12 KM) - Sat, Feb 16 2019

Smokey Hollow Falls (12 KM) (2/16/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 71 Rockcliffe Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 16 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 14 2019 10:55:00 PM
Event Duration:4-6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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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: 17 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOTE: THE CARPOOL DEPARTURE TIME FROM KIPLING STATION IS 10:00 AM

This is the third in a series of frozen waterfall hikes, I'm coordinating this winter. For this hike, we'll head over to the town of Waterdown to check out Smokey Hollow Waterfall, otherwise known as 'The Great Falls.'

This 12 KM hike will not just take us past the waterfalls, but also a couple nice views from the escarpment. In terms of climbs, we will have one of about 100 meters about halfway through the hike and a few smaller ones. Since it's winter, I strongly recommend bringing a pair of icers / traction devices to help walk across potentially icy sections.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will find a place to stop for lunch @ the halfway point, but there will not be any drop offs.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE WRITE IN THE NOTES SECTION, THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!, or else you might be moved to the wait list until this is completed.

If you cannot walk the entire distance, please do not sign up for this hike.

Also, if you are choosing to meet at the event, please ensure that you are on time


Required Items to Bring:
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Weather appropriate clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A Smile
  • Icers / Traction Devices
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Approx. Address - 71 Rockcliffe Road - 43į19'22.7"N 79į54'03.8"W

  • Event Directions: Leaving Kipling - Exit the TTC Parking Lot and turn turn onto Kipling Avenue for 2 KM.
  • Take the Gardner Expressway WEST and follow it WEST. Please note that you have to merge over 2 lanes very quickly to stay on the QEW to continue west and follow for 18 KM.
  • The highway merges with the 403 and follow the signs for the 403 through Hamilton for 30 km.
  • Exit at Hwy 6 North (Exit #74) and travel for 2.5 km to the first traffic light @ Dundas Street.
  • Turn right (EAST) onto Dundas and follow for 1.5 KM)
  • Turn right (SOUTH) onto Bayview Avenue and follow for two blocks.
  • Turn left onto Rockcliffe Road and look for the parking lot on the right side of the road. If the lot is full, please use roadside parking to the east of the lot. (As there's no parking to the west)

    MAP

    PICTURE OF STARTING LOCATION

  • Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $22.99 (calculated at total Km * $0.209, effective Thursday, June 20, 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.

    Notes:
    • Iíve set the maximum event count at 1 as I donít want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
    • If we are short of drivers, they will get priority on the waiting list.
    • This hike will go ahead rain or shine. If it's raining, please wear appropriate rain gear
    • If you choose to meet at the event, please arrive on time, I will not be waiting for late comers..

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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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