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Main St to Taylor Creek PLUS!! - about 17 km (2/2/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Main Street Subway Station
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 2 2019  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 1 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 4.5 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Arnie
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


If your icers have the metal spirals (such as Yaktrax), throw them out.
Proper icers for forest trails must have sharp metal points to dig into the ice.
If you don't have proper icers, get some.
There are some VERY STEEP hills.
If the trails are icy, without ICERS you might fall on your face or slide into a tree and require a trip to the hospital!
Please do not show up for the hike without PROPER ICERS
See the notes at the bottom of this page for icer type information
Hopefully I have made my point!

From km 4 thru 13 the terrain will be similar to Crothers Woods, but more challenging!
We will hike at a moderate pace, but there will be hills
and mountain bike wooden bridges to negotiate
The map of the route is approximate.

DISTANCE: about 17 km

PACE: 5 km/h


We will have snack breaks on the trail

For an interactive Route Map CLICK HERE for route 731485

Required Items to Bring:
  • ICERS - keep icers in your pack during the winter months.
  • bring your OHIP / health card
  • Good footwear
  • cell phone
  • whistle
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • water 1 or 2 L
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Gaiters (for deep snow, to keep it out of your shoes or boots)
  • snacks / lunch
  • first aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Meet near the collector's booth at Main Street subway station




This hike will go forth snow, rain or shine

Please arrive before the start time, we will start promptly at the start time.

  • Eagle Claw Ice Cleats - excellent grip on ice! like walking on dry pavement Steel-Chain-Ice-Cleats/product/2219985/
    I bought mine at Bass Pro Shops in Vaughan Mills
    similar design as Kahtoola, but about 1/3 the price.
  • Kahtoola MICROspikes - excellent grip on ice! like walking on dry pavement
  • Icetrekkers Diamond Grips - good grip, but may slide a bit on steep sheer ice.
    They rust very easily so must be dried thoroughly after use.
    more expensive than Eagle Claw Ice Cleats
  • STABILicers - good grip on level surface such as city sidewalks
    but tended to roll off my shoes on uneven terrain like forest trails
    models with velcro straps might be ok
  • Yaktrax might be ok for flat, level city sidewalks,
    but are NO GOOD for forest trails with any slope
  • I suggest taking your hiking shoes with you when shopping for icers to ensure a good fit.

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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!