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  • Tuesday Hike Oak Ridges Trail – Palgrave Forest
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    06/04/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills Section, Map 17. Meet at roadside parking on Coolihans Sideroad where the Main Trail crosses, 1.5 km east of Airport Rd at 9:00 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Julie Daley, Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 11 km; Short hike: 3 km

    Description

    We will car shuttle to Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area parking lot on Hwy 50, just north of Palgrave. Bring water, snacks and lunch. The short hike will end at The Gore Rd.

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  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #5 of 7 – Noisy River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    06/08/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at roadside parking on County Road 9 south of Dunedin.

    Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 10.2 km

    Description

    We will hike south from CR 9 on the main trail, cross the Noisy River and hike to where the trail reaches a short gravel road off of Lavender Hill Rd. Then we will turn around and follow the trail north to our cars.
    Directions: from CR 89, north on CR 124 to to Grey CR 9, east to roadside parking on the right.
    This is Seven Rivers (aka Headwaters) series consists of 7 hikes: 3 North and 4 South. Hikers completing all 7 hikes in this series will be eligible to purchase a Seven Rivers Hike Series Badge from Dufferin Hi-Land BTC.

  • General Hike Sydenham Series #3- Massie Hills to Woodford Re-Do
    10:00 AM-5:30 PM
    06/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): BTC parking lot off 6th Concession South (west side of road) north of Sideroad 3, south of Sideroad 6. BTC Map 29. 44.509124, -80.810665. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous
    Distance: 19 kms

    Description

    Join us on the third of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  Very, very wet and muddy at Bognor Marsh.  Some road walking.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 9:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 10:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

  • Car Hike: Dufferin Hi-Lands 4 of 4 – Cancelled
    10:30 AM-3:00 PM
    06/08/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Cancelled
    Location (Google Maps): Dufferin Hi-Land, Map 21

    Hike Leader(s): Al Brown Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 11 km

    Description

    We will complete the last portion of the Dufferin Hi-Land section passing through stream valleys and rolling farmland. After the hike all are invited to join the hike leaders for refreshments in Creemore.

    On completion of the hike badges will be given out to those who completed the entire section and requested them. Badges cost about $10 (price to be confirmed). Speak to the hike leader on hike 3 of 4 if you want a badge.

    To get to the meeting place go north on Hwy 10 to Primrose. Continue north on Prince of Wales Rd to River Road. Turn right and go about 5 km to Centre Road. Turn left and go about 8 km to Lavender. Turn right and go about 0.5 km to the cemetery

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  • General Hike Sydenham Series #4 – Woodford to Bayview Escarpment
    9:00 AM-4:30 PM
    06/09/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Roadside parking along the St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline at the field entrance of the River Kwai Side Trail. (We will not be building a bridge!). 44.624492, 80.730579. Please arrive at 8:45 am to be ready to shuttle at 9:00 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Stuart Law Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Slippery and Steep Sections, Slippery Sections Likely, Strenuous
    Distance: 16 kms

    Description

    Join us on the fourth of our 10 Sydenham E2E Series shuttle hikes.  Peaceful rural Ontario notwithstanding the fact we will take in the new Kaboom Side Trail.  Woods.  Rocky technical terrain.  May have to cross a swollen creek.  Please bring a garbage bag and a change of footwear for the shuttle (we will be very muddy) and please be prepared to drive fellow hikers before or after the hike.  Please bring a smile, 2L of water, a warm drink, sunblock, a snack and a lunch.  It’s a touch early for bugs but be ready for them too just in case.  Hiking boots mandatory.  Poles and gaiters recommended.  Please arrive at 8:45 am to be prepared to shuttle at 9:00 am sharp.  Please visit the BTC website to see what should be in your back pack including your own first aid kit, an extra pair of socks and plastic bags to wear over your feet inside your boots in case you get a footer.

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  • Tuesday Hike Humber Valley – Glen Haffy Side Trail
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    06/11/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Caledon Hills, Map 18. Meet at 7th Line BTC parking lot about 1.5 km north of Hwy 9 (near Km 43.3) . Entrance to the lot is just off of Airport Rd on 7th Line, Mono.

    Hike Leader(s): Tony Evangelista; Les Babbage; Inge Eckerich; Julie Daley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7 or 3.6 km

    Description

    We will hike the Main Trail south to the Glen Haffy Side Trail, then follow the side trail east as far as the Mono Adjala Townline and back. The shorter hike will turn back at the intersection of the two trails.

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  • Paid Outing  Dufferin Hi-Lands End to End in 2 Hikes ~ Stained Glass Fundraiser Badge
    7:00 AM
    06/15/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

    This is a Multi-Day Hike

    You are signing up for the following dates and times:

    2024-06-15 at 07:00
    2024-06-16 at 07:00

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land, Sydenham
    Category: Fundraiser
    Location (Google Maps): Jun 15: Lavender Cemetery, Mulmur Nottawasaga Townline, Creemore, ON GPS Coordinates: 44.2689881 -80.1573367. Shuttle to Parking area on 1st Line E
    Jun 16: Mono Community Centre, Mono Centre Road, Mono, ON; GPS Coordinates: 44.0270957 -80.0710983. Shuttle to Parking area on 1st Line E

    Hike Leader(s): Margaret O’Dell Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Brisk: 4 to 5 km/h, Fast: more than 5 km/h
    Terrain: Strenuous: Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing.
    Distance: Jun 15: 27 km; Jun 16 28.5 km;

    Description

    This series of hikes is a Fundraiser for the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club. All proceeds fund the activities of the Club directly. You are signing up for 2 hikes, and must be present for both  to receive the beautiful Stained Glass Lady Slippers End to End badge, included in your registration

    We will hike Northbound on Jun 15 from 1st Line E to Lavender Hill for 27.0 km. We will hike Southbound on Jun 16 from 1st Line E to Mono Centre for 28.5 Km. The GPS coordinates are provided for each day’s meeting location. This hike series is intended for experienced distance hikers only; hikes will be lead at a brisk to fast pace. Be aware of your ability to join this series.

    • Hikes will average 4.5 km per hour including breaks, moving pace is 5 km per hour;
    • Expect to be on-trail for 6-7 hours;
    • Meeting time is scheduled for an early start at 7:00am so that we’re on the trail at the earliest part of the day and avoid the heat in the afternoons;
    • You must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the meeting time to organize shuttle; all participants are expected to participate in the shuttle;
    • Any applicable parking fees will be shared within the group.
    • Hikers must carry sufficient hydration, accessible snacks, small lunch, first-aid kit, rain gear, extra socks, bug spray, etc; Check the weather as you pack your gear;
    • If you have any questions or concerns, please use the Contact the Hike Leader above.
  • Special Events iNaturalist Summer Solstice Hike #2
    10:00 AM
    06/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Prince of Wales and 15 Sideroad. Registration is not required

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Thayer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy, Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Registration is not required for this event. Please feel free to join us with or without registering.

    Join us for a hike through Pine River Nature Reserve and learn how to use the iNaturalist App to help the Bruce Trail protect endangered/at-risk species, monitor existing species, identify invasive species that need to be removed, and learn about the plans to enhance and enrich biodiversity.

    Interact with the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Conservation and Ecology specialists, meet some of our new trail ambassadors, and learn more about how the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club is working with the BTC to provide a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come.

    Please Note: You will need a mobile device with the iNaturalist App installed and updated in order to take part in this event. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.  More information about the iNaturalist program is available here: https://brucetrail.org/what-we-do/#iNaturalist

    Everyone is welcome, member and non-member alike.

  • Summer Solstice Hike # 1 – Forest Bathing
    10:30 AM-2:15 PM
    06/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Caledon Hills, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Nature Walks
    Location (Google Maps): BTC Reference Guide, Ed. 31 – Map 20; departing from the parking area at the dead end of 2nd Line E, (west of main trail km 24.3)
    Directions: If arriving from the south, take Prince of Wales Rd. north from Primrose 3+ km to 5 Sideroad. Right (east) on 5 Sideroad to 1st Line. Left (north) on 1st Line E. Right (east) on 8 Sideroad. Left (north) on 2nd Line E to dead end where there is ample parking.

    Hike Leader(s): Janice McClelland Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely – 3 km/hour or less
    Terrain: Moderate – some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 6.8 km

    Description

    This is a walk that “fills my heart with joy”. We follow the Oliver Creek west as it tumbles along. Then the views of the Escarpment as the main trail rises. Lunch at a restful nook along Oliver Creek.  After lunch, we walk the main trail and the Enchanted Forest Side Trail, observing the forest. Return via the Moss Haven Side Trail with its sensitive natural areas, main trail and Oliver Creek Side Trail. Note: we will observe silence during our walk with plenty of time for conversation before and after the walk and during our lunch break.  – after just 10 minutes quietly absorbing nature, the body responds positively. Please bring water and lunch.

  • General Hike Summer Solstice Hike #5 – GeoHike
    1:30 PM-4:30 PM
    06/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Whitetail Refuge parking (NW corner). Arrangements have been made to park at the new refuge for this day only due to limited parking elsewhere. Parking is on Mono Centre Road 800 m south of the intersection with Country Rd. 8. The street address is 754416 Mono Centre Rd. (which may not be accurate).
    Please arrive 15 minutes early to register and sign waivers if necessary.

    Hike Leader(s): Lynda Bloom Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8 km

    Description

    Registration is required.  Please complete waivers online if possible.

    We will walk up 2nd Line EHS into Mono Cliffs Park.

    Why are there cliffs in the park?  Are there any fossils?  This leisurely hike will make many stops to look at rocks and talk about the geological history of the area. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

    We will use several side trails, mostly the Walter Tovell and South Outlier Trails, to visit the north and south Outlier exposures.

    Please wear sturdy footwear as there are hills and stairs.  Pack water, snacks and dress for the weather.

    Suitable for children over 10 years old.

  • Special Events iNaturalist Summer Solstice Hike #3
    2:00 PM
    06/15/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Special Events
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Prince of Wales and 15 Sideroad Registration is not required

    Hike Leader(s): Tom Thayer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Easy, Moderate
    Distance: 6 kms

    Description

    Registration is not required for this event. Please feel free to join us with or without registering.

    Join us for a hike through Pine River Nature Reserve and learn how to use the iNaturalist App to help the Bruce Trail protect endangered/at-risk species, monitor existing species, identify invasive species that need to be removed, and learn about the plans to enhance and enrich biodiversity.

    Interact with the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s Conservation and Ecology specialists, meet some of our new trail ambassadors, and learn more about how the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club is working with the BTC to provide a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come.

    Please Note: You will need a mobile device with the iNaturalist App installed and updated in order to take part in this event. You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store.  More information about the iNaturalist program is available here: https://brucetrail.org/what-we-do/#iNaturalist

    Everyone is welcome, member and non-member alike.

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  • Tuesday Hike Hogg’s Falls Loops
    8:30 AM-1:30 PM
    06/18/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Beaver Valley Section, Map 26. Meet at SuperBurger (Intersection of Hwy 10 and 89 in Primrose) at 8:30 am or at Hogg’s Falls parking lot on Lower Valley Rd, north of Flesherton at 9:30 am.

    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Julie Daley,Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 7.2 or 2.6 kms

    Description

    We will explore a new loop created by construction of bridges across the Boyne River, joining Main Trail on the east and west banks. After returning to the parking lot, the longer hike will continue around the Uplands Meadow/Upper Beaver Valley Side Trails loop. Bring water, snacks.

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  • General Hike 7 Rivers Hike Series – #6 of 7 – Mad River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    06/22/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Devil’s Glen Provincial Park – lot on CR 124

    Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 8.6 km

    Description

    We will follow the main trail, walk east along Ganaraska Trail, North on Concession Road 8 in Glen Huron. Just past Station Street, we turn west to follow the Mad River Side Trail, then join the main trail and return north to the parking lot.

    Directions: From CR 124 and HW 89, north on CR 124 to Singhampton, continue east on CR124 to Devil’s Glen Provincial Parking entrance on the right.

    This is Seven Rivers (aka Headwaters) series consists of 7 hikes: 3 North and 4 South. Hikers completing all 7 hikes in this series will be eligible to purchase a Seven Rivers Hike Series Badge from Dufferin Hi-Land BTC.

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  • Tuesday Hike Boyne Valley Side Trail Loop
    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    06/25/2024

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Tuesday Hike
    Location (Google Maps):

    Dufferin Hi-Land Section, Map 20. Meet at parking lot at end of Centre Road, south of 5 Sideroad Mulmur (just north of Km 17.6
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    Hike Leader(s): Les Babbage, Inge Eckerich, Julie Daley, Tony Evangelista Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Moderate, Slippery and Steep Sections
    Distance: 6.3 km, Short hike: 3 km

    Description

    We will hike a loop consisting of the Main Trail and Boyne Valley Side Trail. The short option will return to parking from the Boyne River bridges by way of Centre Road road allowance. Bring water and snacks.

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  • Paid Outing Bus Hike Mulmur and Boyne Valley Provincial Park
    8:00 AM-6:00 PM
    06/29/2024

    Trip Information
    Departure Time: 08:00
    Return to City Time: 18:00
    Departure Point: York Mills Bus Pickup

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    Optional Items
    Major Mackenzie and 400 Park and Ride Parking lot ($0.01)

    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Bus Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Boyne Valley Provincial Park and Mulmur (map 20)

    Hike Leader(s): Amir Alemohammad, Mohammad Aghamiri Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Moderate
    Terrain: Hilly, Variable
    Distance: 16-18 km

    Description

    Bus departs 10 York Mills Rd at 8:00 AM and Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride at 8:30 AM. If you wish to be picked up at the Major Mackenzie Dr and HWY 400 Park and Ride, type ‘yes’ in the additional information field. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure. The bus waits for no one

     

    This is a fantastic hike to explore Mulmur and the Boyne Valley provincial park. Entering from 10 Sideroad (Road 17)  into the main trail (km 30.5, Map 20) we will go south to enter the Boyne Valley on km 20.6. Beautiful side trails, some lookouts and creeks are along the way including Murphy’s Pinnacle Lookout point and Mulmur Lookout side trail. The Boyne valley is always a piece of gem in the Bruce trail. We will end up in the Primrose Bruce Trail parking lot.  Drop outs at Km 23.9, 20.6 and First Line E Rd.  Please dress according to weather conditions. Boots mandatory poles recommended. Bring at least 4 lit of water, snacks/lunch and be prepared for bugs. Access to the bus is available on the drop out locations. We will have frequent stops to have water and bio breaks and also a 30 min stop for lunch. On the way back we will have a short stop at the nearby local burger shop for refreshments, if there is enough time. We will be back to the York Mills Bus stop by 6:00 pm. We love pets but they are not allowed in this hike.

  • General Hike Seven Rivers Hike Series – # 7 of 7 – Pretty River
    9:30 AM-1:00 PM
    06/29/2024

    Hike open to BTC Members only.

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    Hosting Club: Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at the Snowmobile Parking Lot, 63597 Pretty River Rd north of Duntroon.

    Hike Leader(s): Margery Cruise Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Medium
    Terrain: Moderate
    Distance: 9.9

    Description

    We will walk 380 meters on Pretty River road to catch the main trail, take it to the John Haigh Side Trail reaching the highest point of the Bruce trail. Then we turn around, retrace our steps and follow Pretty River Side Trail. When it joins the main trail, we will follow it back to Pretty River Road  and walk east to the parking lot.

    Directions: From CR 124 and HW 89, north on CR 124 to Singhampton, continue east on CR 124 and then north to Sideroad 33 and 34 Nottawasaga. Turn left and look for Snowmobile Parking Lot.

    This is Seven Rivers (aka Headwaters) series consists of 7 hikes: 3 North and 4 South. Hikers completing all 7 hikes in this series will be eligible to purchase a Seven Rivers Hike Series Badge from Dufferin Hi-Land BTC.

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  • Car Hike Car Hike: Hike #6 to earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Youth and/or Side Trails Badge!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    06/30/2024

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    Hosting Club: Toronto, Dufferin Hi-Land
    Category: Car Hike
    Location (Google Maps): We will meet at roadside parking on 1st Line E north of Highway 89 – where the Boyne Valley ST heads on the road (Map 20 of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide, Edition 31).

    Hike Leader(s): Monica Pasquali Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

    Pace: Leisurely
    Terrain: Variable
    Distance: 6.4 km

    Description

    Calling all families with children who love hiking and earning badges!!!

    This is the sixth in a series of ten hikes that will be offered throughout 2024 on a roughly monthly basis so that children who are 15 years of age and younger can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Adventurer Youth Badge and their parents/guardians can earn the Dufferin Hi-Land Side Trails Badge at the same time!!!  Details regarding the requirements for each badge can be found here: https://dufferinbrucetrailclub.org/dufferin-bruce-trail-club-badges/  Each of the ten hikes will be a loop hike so no car shuttles will be needed, and each hike will cover a distance of approximately 6-9 km hiked at a leisurely pace (2-3 km/h) so children and adults alike can participate.

    This sixth hike will be an early summer hike to explore some side trails within Boyne Valley Provincial Park, specifically the Boyne Valley Side Trail and Murphy’s Pinnacle Side Trail.  Please dress appropriately for an early summer hike by dressing in lightweight and breathable clothing, wearing a sunhat, and wearing comfortable footwear that has good traction.  It is also advised that you bring sunscreen, bug spray, a light sweater, and suitable rain apparel in case conditions require their use.  As well, make sure you bring enough water and food for a 2-3 hour hike since we’ll be covering a total distance of approximately 6.4 km.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to join me on Sunday, June 30th!  Until then, happy hiking, everyone!

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