Sept.6th This year the Bus/Hike will be on the Maitland trail near Goderich and follows in sections along the meandering Maitland River. We will be hiking sections of the trial that had major devastation damage due to the tornado in August 2011. An amazing job to reopen the trail was done with the help of many volunteers from different hiking clubs. We offer two walks for the day.
Hike #1: 16.5km Faster pace – longer hike will start at 3.5km on Map 1 following the white main trail to the end at 19km on Map 2 near Benmiller. This hike starts with road walking, in and out of the woods until entering the woods again at 7.8km. Here the trail begins to get steep in sections.
Hike #2: 10.5km Moderate pace – shorter hike will start at 7.8km on Map 2 following both the white main trail and some of the blue trail. Here the trail begins to get steep in sections. Hike #2 also will ends at 19km near Benmiller.
To save a seat on the bus, all hikers are to register by email “email@example.com.” Once hikers are registered Pat will send information on where to send “cheques for $30 made out to the TVTA” and pick up location. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is necessary to save a seat. There will be two pick up spots. One in Kitchener at 7 am the other in London at 8 am.
After the Hike: The plan is to be on the bus and moving by 2:15 pm with a stop at Boston Pizza in Goderich for drinks and some food before heading back by 4 pm. Each hiker is to pay for their own drinks and food.
ON THE HIKE: Bring water, snacks and a lunch. Poles and hiking boots are recommended. Dress for the weather.
NOTE: Items and a change of footwear and clothes can be left on the bus.
This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people from area clubs, hope to see you there.