Beaver Valley

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November
  • 23
    November 23, 2019

    Loree Forest / Escarpment Climb Loop

    9:30 AM
    11/23/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Craigleith Ski Club North lot parking on Craigleith Rd near Sleepy Hollow Rd.
    Hike Leader(s): Ruth Hayworth Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Strenuous, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: approx. 13 km

    Description

    We will climb up the escarpment on the switch back path and then join the Bruce trail at km 2.3 and follow the trail through the Loree Forest until we meet the Loree Forest side trail and then descent the escarpment to return to our meeting spot.  Bring lunch, snacks and sufficient water.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.
  • 28
    November 28, 2019

    Chuck Grant side Trail Loop

    10:00 AM
    11/28/2019

    Hosting Club: Beaver Valley

    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Metcalfe Rock parking lot on 10th Line near km 27.9 Map 25
    Hike Leader(s): Glenda Collings Click here to contact leader to register; registered hikers will be contacted about cancellations.
    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate, Some steep sections
    Length of Hike: 8 km

    Description

    There is a chance that we may have to change the location of this hike to a more moderate terrain if the conditions call for snowshoes.   This hike passes Pinnacle Rock and crosses Mill Creek over a long bridge built by the Meaford Military Training Base engineers.  We’re fortunate to have such a large, sturdy structure over what is a raging torrent in the spring!  There can be an optional exploration of Metcalfe Rock after the hike.

    Participant Guidelines

    1. All kms. mentioned are according to maps in Edition 29 of The Bruce Trail Reference.
    2. Please arrive 10 minutes before start of hike.
    3. Participants are expected to wear appropriate attire for the weather and the terrain. In summer, sturdy footwear is necessary. In winter, snowshoes or icers/crampons are needed when conditions dictate. It is a good idea to bring these items if there is snow on the ground and the hike leader will advise you as to the best footwear for the day. Hiking poles are a good idea in any season, especially if the terrain is rocky or slippery. Wearing appropriate clothing and footwear prevents injuries and shows consideration for a safe and positive group hiking experience.
    4. Always carry I.D. and your health card.
    5. For spring and summer hikes bring sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
    6. Please leave dogs at home.