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Night Hike: High Park to Union (11 KM) (2/14/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: RUNNYMEDE SUBWAY STATION (Runnymede Road Exit)
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Feb 14 2020  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 14 2020 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Less than 3 hours
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:11
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


So, its Friday night. I would normally do a hike for a pint tonight, but its Valentines Day, meaning its impossible to get a reservation anywhere. So, a good old regular urban hike should do the trick.

Tonight's 11 km hike will traverse between Runnymede Station and Union Station. We'll end just outside the York Concourse to Union, so its just a short walk to the subway.

The majority of this hike will be on park paths, with a small, potentially icy/muddy section through high park.

There are two spots that have washrooms, but I'm not completely sure if the second location will be open by the time we get to it, but they are located at about 45 minutes and 2 hr mark of the hike.

I usually carry a pair of icers with me from the first snowfall of the year until the end of April, so I recommend having a pair in your pack to deal with any potential ice. You can find the pair I use, 'here from Amazon'.

If anyone is interested post-hike, I'm going to suggest grabbing a drink at Wvurst Pub in Union Station as they don't take reservations, and primarily only have communal tables, so the chances to get in, go up.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Good footwear
  • Water 1-2 L and snacks
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight / Headlight
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  • First Aid Kit
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  • Icers

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Meet @ the Runnymede Road exit of the Runnymede Subway Station.

    NOTE: Do not meet in front of the Kennedy Road exit or else you won't find me

    Runnymede Subway Station is located on the Bloor Subway line, 10 stations west of St. George and 5 stations east of Kipling.

    (Look for me in the BLUE Toronto Outdoor Club shirt)

    See interactive map and starting location below for further information.


    Picture of starting location

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    This hike will go forth rain or shine

    Please arrive on time, I will turn my cell phone off once we begin hiking.

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