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DAYHIKE: Hamilton Stairs & Waterfalls (13.5km|4.5km/hr) (11/16/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: CARPOOL: Kipling TTC Station south parking lot

DESTINATION: Dundurn Stairs
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 16 2019  12:30 PM  (Carpool Departure: 12:35 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 15 2019 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6.5 hours (approximately)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mike K
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 14 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
NOTE: PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAITING LIST. I will add more spots as more drivers sign- up to participate in the carpool for the hike. Waiting list preference will go to drivers and new members (5 or fewer events) first.

DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE WRITE IN THE NOTES SECTION, THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR! If this is not completed, you may be moved to the wait line until this question is answered

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We will be hiking along the Niagara Escarpment in Hamilton, visiting a number of waterfalls along the way and hiking up and down the escarpment.

This is a D4 hike for the pace and length. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE IS YOU CANNOT HANDLING HIKING UP AND DOWN THE ESCARPMENT MULTIPLE TIMES, WHILE MAINTAIN A STEADY HIKING PACE

We'll have dinner in Hamilton before coming back to Toronto. We will have dinner at El Inka, a Peruvian restaurant in Burlington - https://www.elinka.ca/

There is free on-street parking located near the Dundurn Stairs.

We will likely be back in Toronto around 6:30pm.

This is an 13.5 km hike. The hike (include breaks) will take 3-3.5 hours. Driving will take approximately 45 minutes each way. Dinner will take about one hour.

Start We will be meeting at the passenger pick-up at Kipling Subway Station - South Parking Lot Please arrive on time as we will be leaving at 12:35PM sharp.
End After the hike, passengers will be dropped off at Kipling Subway Station (unless drivers are willing to drop off passengers elsewhere)
Distance Approx. 13.5 km
Pace 4.5 km/hour (average pace for fit and younger individuals, above-average pace for others)
Trail Conditions We will be hiking on a mix of pavement, gravel, dirt and woodchipped trails and stairs.
Difficulty This is a D4 hike because of the pace and length. Please only sign up for the hike if you can handle hiking at 4.5km/hour for three hours going up and down hills.
Weather historial average: 7 degrees

Required Items to Bring:
Water

Suitable Footwear (hiking boots are recommended, as there may be muddy parts of the trail)

Money to pay the driver gas money for the carpool (we will be paying before we leave - no money, no travel!). The carpool cost will be about $5-$6 per person (depending on the number of passengers). Bring exact cash.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
A snack

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS: Please meet at entrance to the south parking lot at Kipling TTC Station before 12:30 PM, as we are leaving at 12:35PM SHARP.

This is the route drivers will take. It will take about 45 minutes to drive from the station to Hamilton.

MEETING LOCATION IN HAMILTON:

HIKE ROUTE:

MAP TO RESTAURANT:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):115Km
Carpool Departure Time: 12:35 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $24.27 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Friday, November 15, 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:
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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