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99. Hole In The Wall (S) (9.5 KM) (5/14/2022)

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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: 11838 Fourth Line, Acton - 1 hour west of Toronto
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 14 2022  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 13 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours (including 1 hours for the carpool each way)
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: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.
  4. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle

EVENT DETAILS

THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION AT 10 AM

So, this is my first time leading this particular route with the TOC. I've led all the sections via other versions of this route 7 times previously.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for lunch a little halfway through the hike at the Limehouse Conservation Area.

EVENT STATS

  • Distance: 9.5 KM
  • Terrain: Muddy farmland, wide gravel paths and some rocky sections
  • Trail vs Road: 9 vs 500 meters
  • Elevation Range: 40 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 2 climbs of 25 meters, including a ladder climb
  • Largest Climb: 25 meters
  • Washrooms: Sometimes, Limehouse Conservation Area has an outhouse, but not always (so, maybe)
  • Highlights: 'The Hole In The Wall,' which is a rock formation that you walk through. Also, we pass the site of 'the most overused photo' at any Credit Valley park of an abandoned old mill crossing a river.

    Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.
    DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!

    Please be aware that the Toronto Outdoor Club has mandated masks to be worn during the carpool.

    For those of you choosing to meet at the event location, instead of the carpool, please ensure that you come on time

    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 will try accommodate up to 25-30 people.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT LINE 2 IS CLOSED BETWEEN WOODBINE AND BROADVIEW STATION THIS WEEKEND


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • Hiking boots
    • 1 to 2 liters of Water
    • Snacks and lunch
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Mask or face covering for the carpool ride.
    • $5.00 to $9.00 to cover the cost of carpool
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    Approx address is: 11838 Fourth Line, Acton - 43°36'54.9"N 79°58'30.8"W

    Please note that my event directions are from SHEPPARD WEST STATION.
    To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Driving Directions' map (below) and then you can replace your own address into the search.

    • Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.
    • Travel WEST along Highway 401 for 41 KM to James Snow Parkway (RR 4).
    • Turn turn (north) onto James Snow Parkway for 2 KM.
    • Turn right (North) onto Esquesing Line for 11 KM. Warning: Esquesing Line becomes Fourth Line north of 5 Sideroad.
    • Sideroad parking will be available on the right (east) side of Fourth Line, just about a KM north of 17 Side Road. If you 22 Side Road, then you've gone too far.
    • Look for the Bruce Trail ladder/stile on the side of the road.

    CLOSEST POTENTIAL WASHROOM
    Upon exiting the 401 at James Snow Parkway, you an turn left (south) and there's a McDonalds to stop and use the washroom at on your left hand side.

    INTERACTIVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
    By clicking on the blue writing below that reads "MORE OPTIONS" , you can input your own location into google maps and then use the directions provided to get to the location in the easiest way possible.

    Map of parking location

    Picture Of Meeting Location

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):115Km
    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 $23.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.200, effective Monday, May 16, 2022). 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:

    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.


    - 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.
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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!