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AFTERNOON HIKE: Thornton Bales & Jokers Hill (11km|4.5km/hr) (12/8/2019)

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: CARPOOL: Passenger pick-up at Pioneer Village subway station

DESTINATION: Jokers Hill Scientific Reserve, Newmarket
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 8 2019  1:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 1:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 7 2019 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:8
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


I will add drivers (and if requested, their spouse/partner/child/parent) as you sign-up. I will add passengers as I feel comfortable there are enough committed drivers. I will fill any remaining spots one week before the event to ensure there are enough vehicles in case any drivers decide to drop-out before the event. Waiting list preference for passengers will go to 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 waitlist until this question is answered

We will be visiting Thornton Bales Conservation Area and Jokers Hill Research Reserve.

This is a D3 hike for the pace and length.

This is a 11 km hike (2.5 hours hike). Driving will take approx. 30 minutes each way.

Start We will be meeting at the passenger pick-up at Pioneer Village subway station passenger pick-up Please arrive on time as we will be leaving at 1:00 PM sharp.
End After the hike, passengers will be dropped off at Pioneer Village subway station passenger pick-up (unless drivers are willing to drop off passengers elsewhere)
Distance Approx. 11 km
Pace 4.5 km/hour (average pace for fit and younger individuals, above-average pace for others)
Trail Conditions We will be hiking primarily on gravel and dirt trails.
Difficulty This is a D3 hike because of the pace and length. Please only sign up for the hike if you can handle hiking at 4.5km/hour for 3 hours.
Weather historial average: -2 degrees

Required Items to Bring:

A snack (e.g. sandwich, fruit, nuts, granola bar)

Suitable Footwear (hiking boots or snow boots are recommended)

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 $4 per person (depending on the number of passengers).


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS: Please meet at passenger pick-up at Pioneer Village subway station passenger pick-up before 1:00 PM, as we are leaving at 1:00PM SHARP.

This is the route drivers will take. It will take about 30 minutes to drive.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
Carpool Departure Time: 1:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $16.88 (calculated at total Km * $0.211, effective Wednesday, December 11, 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.

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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!