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Belfountain Conservation Area + Ice Cream Stop (15 KM) (8/3/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2500 Escarpment Side Road @ Willoughby Road
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 3 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 1 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:4-5 Hours (plus 1 hr driving, each direction)
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: 19 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

NOTE: THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION @ 10:00 AM

This D3.5 in/out hike to Belfountain Conversvation Area is a moderate to challenging hike with rolling terrain with a few steep ascents.

Most exciting feature of this hike is a waterfall in Belfountain Conservation Area and the oppostunity to purchase Kawartha Lakes ice cream.

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 approx. 15 km

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

Note: There are no washroom facilities at the start of the hike, but there are some at the lunch spot.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!! If this is not completed, you will be moved to the wait list, until I get an answer.


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
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    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. 35 km (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10) - Also, if you go into the town of Caledon Village, you've gone too far north!!!

    -Turn Left at Escarpment Side Road (NO TRAFFIC LIGHT) and travel west for 1.5 KM.

    Meet at the corner of Escarpment Side Road and Wiloughby Road.

    Note: There are no washroom facilities at the start point of this hike and very few on Highway 10.

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    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
    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 $26.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.220, effective Sunday, August 18, 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. I would like to take around 16 people, but I'm willing to try to accommodate up to 20
    • 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..

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in TOC events.
    - Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
    - Questions about equipment or rentals? Send them to safety@torontooutdoorclub.com.
    - Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Stacy, at content@torontooutdoorclub.com.

     
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!