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Duncan Caves (16 KM) (9/7/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kolapore Uplands Parking Lot - Grey Line 2
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 7 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 5 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 Hours (plus 2 hrs driving each way)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOTE: THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION @ 8:45 AM

This is my first time leading this intermediate hike. The terrain is variable, with hilly and rocky sections, and some impressive cave formations.

The first 6 KM of this hike is a little easier as we descend 100 meter down the Escarpment towards the caves. We'll take the Chuck Grant side trail to a great lookout upon the valley where we will stop for lunch. After lunch we will hit up some of the caves around Metcalfe Crevice where we will have some steep almost mountain climbing scrambles up one of the side trails. It's a lot of fun.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for breaks to enjoy the countryside, but there will not be any drop offs.

Total distance is about 16 KM

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER HOW MANY PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR? or else you may be moved to the wait list until this is complete


Required Items to Bring:
  • -hiking boots
  • -2L of water
  • -snacks and lunch
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • Passenger cash for carpool - range of $15-24
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Bug Spray with Deet to deter ticks

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Location: Kolapore Uplands Parking Lot - 495445 Grey Line 2 - 44°25'22.1"N 80°24'21.3"W

      Event Directions: Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.
    • -Travel west along Highway 401 to Highway 410 (15 KM).
    • Merge with Highway 410 and follow it North for approx. 68 km (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10)
    • Turn left (WEST) onto HWY 89/10 for 4 km.
    • Turn right (NORTH)onto Regional Road #124 for 28 KM.
    • Turn left (WEST) onto Grey County Road #4, before Singhampton for 10 KM
    • Turn right (NORTH) onto Grey County Road #2 for 13 KM.
    • The Kolapore Uplands parking lot will be on your right.

      For those of you who need to use the washroom along the way, I'd suggest stopping at the Super Burger/Super Coffee @ Highway 89/10.

      Map

      Picture Of Meeting Location

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $63.30 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Friday, September 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:
    • I’ve set the maximum event count at 1 as I don’t want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers. My preference is to take somewhere between 12-16 people.
    • 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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    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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