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57. Blue Mountain (19 KM) (10/16/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 729153 Sideroad 21 - 2 Hours from Toronto
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 16 2021  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 15 2021 9:55:00 AM
Event Duration:5-6 Hours
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:11
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

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EVENT DETAILS

So, this is my first time leading this section of the Bruce Trail around Blue Mountain.

This hike will be a bit of loop and an in/out hike for about 19 KM.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will find a place to stop for lunch near one of the lookouts.

EVENT STATS

  • Distance: 19 KM
  • Trail vs Road: 16 vs 3
  • Elevation Range: 100 Meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 4 climbs of at least 25 meters and 3 of at least 50 meters.
  • Largest Ascent: 50 m
  • Washrooms: No
  • Highlights: A few views from the top of Blue Mountain and onto Georgian Bay.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WON'T BE A CARPOOL FOR THIS HIKE DUE TO CURRENT TOC COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS


  • Required Items to Bring:
  • water (1-2 L)
  • LUNCH/snacks
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • mask / face covering
  • 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:

    We'll meet at the side road parking on the north side of at 729153 Side Rd 21, Clarksburg - 44°30'47.1"N 80°22'30.6"W

    Please note that my event directions are from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station. To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

    • Travel West on Regional Road # 7 to get to Highway 400
    • Get on Highway 400 North for 67 KM
    • Take exit 96B for Dunlop Street West for 5 KM.
    • Turn right at George Johnston Road for 12 KM.
    • At the end of the road, turn left (WEST) onto highway 26 for 35 KM. Warning, highway 26 turns right at a traffic light in the town of Stayner.
    • Turn left (WEST) at the roundabout for Popular Sideroad West (county road 32) towards The Blue Mountains for 9 KM.
    • Turn right (NORTH) onto Collingwood Clearview Townline for 600 meters.
    • Turn left onto Grey County Rd 19 (WEST) for 6 KM.
    • Turn right (NORTH) onto 4 Line for 9 KM. 4 Line eventually becomes Sideroad 21.
    • Parking 729153 Sideroad 21 will be on your right.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP

    There's a Tim Hortons at north- west corner of Hwy 124 & Popular Sideroad.

    Map Directions

    Map of Parking Area

    Picture of Meeting Location


    Notes:

    Please arrive on time, we will not wait for late comers.


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

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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