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Hike For A Slice: Swansea and High Park - 9.5km (3/17/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Jane Subway Station
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 17 2019  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 16 2019 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 - 2.5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Matt
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

I haven't done a hike for a s lice in a while and I discovered a pretty decent slice joint hidden in a corner of a neighbourhood I know pretty well. Let's hike there and check it out. We will meet at Jane Subway Station and follow this route:
- south through the Swansea area
- northwest through High Park
- continue along Grenadier Pond then down Spring Rd
- north east through Roncesvalles
- end at a pizza place near Dundas West Station

Given the unpredictability with the spring melt going on, we will be hiking mostly on sidewalks and paved paths to make our lives a bit easier. I highly recommend bringing traction devices for your boots in case we encounter any icy or slippery sections.

After the hike, I will be heading to a nearby pizza joint, but this part of the event is optional. This pizza place has a wide variety of different slices to choose from, including several vegetarian options.

Route Rundown:
Total distance: 9.5km
Pace: 4.5 - 5 km/h, fairly leisurely
Expected time: 2 - 2.5 hours + pizza time
Terrain: There are a few hills, but otherwise pretty flat
Trails: Mostly sidewalks and paved paths. Gravel trail along the pond.

We will stop for a washroom break about an hour or so into the hike. This will be the only washroom break until we reach the pizza place.

Please plan to arrive before the posted start time, we will be leaving immediately at 10:30am. I will turn my phone off once we begin, so any calls or messages will likely not be returned until the end of the hike. This hike will go forward rain or shine or snow. A high risk of a thunderstorm (80%+) 24 hours prior may result in postponement or cancellation.

Required Items to Bring:
Weather appropriate clothing
Comfortable footwear (waterproof recommended)
1 - 2 L of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Traction devices (colloquially known as Icers)
Snacks for the trail
$5 for a slice
Unbridled enthusiasm

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will be meeting at Jane Subway Station which is located on the Bloor-Danforth Subway (also known as Line 2) on Jane St just north of Bloor St W. We will meet just outside the main entrance. Look for me with a navy blue toque and a black backpack (and probably sipping on coffee).


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