Annual inter club bus/hike in Halton Hills

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Mark the date: Saturday Aug.29th, 2015 All Day Event

Must pre-register and pre-pay with Pat at pat-tilman@rogers.com
Cost is $30 per seat, cheque payable to TVTA. Once contacted Pat will send information.
Join us for our annual inter club bus/hike, we will be hiking in the Terra Cotta and Silver Creek conservation areas and Scotsdale Farm on the Bruce Trail. Please arrive by 6:45 A.M. in London. Departing parking lot at 7:00 A.M. with stop in Kitchener.
The terrain is a mix of very rocky, some flat section and some hills. Bring lunch, water, bug repellant and sun screen. Sturdy footwear and hiking poles recommended. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Can store items (a change of clothes or footwear) on the bus while we hike.

Hike Leaders: Cheryl O , Fred M., Donica A., Pat J & Tilman J.

Trail references are shown in the 28th edition of the Bruce Trail Guide Book.
There will be two hikes offered:

Longer fast pace 5 km/h for 17 km
Start at km 47.5 map 14 Terra Cotta CA – Bruce Trail club Toronto section

Shorter moderate pace 3.5 – 4.5 km/h for 12.5 km
Start at km 41.2 map 14 Terra Cotta CA – Bruce Trail club Toronto section.

Both hikes to finish at Scotsdale Farm, near Georgetown.
After the hike we will stop at Boston Pizza in Georgetown.
This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people from area clubs, hope to see you there.

Maitland Trail near Goderich for inter club bus hike

Maitland

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 “pat-tilman@rogers.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.