Iroquoia

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< 2019 >
October 13 - October 19
  • 13
    October 13, 2019

    Junior hike in Hamilton - Smokey Hollow and The Great Falls 3.7 KM

    11:00 AM-1:30 AM
    10/13/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Junior Hiker
    Location (Google Maps): Depart from parking at 73.2 km map 9, N 43.331568 W 79.880989 on Mountain Brow Road. We will follow the Norman Pearson Side Trail to the main Trail. Note that the blue trail crosses a road where children will require close attention. The side trail joins the main trail at Grindstone Creek. Turn north (right) at the main trail that will lead you back to your car. The creek is near the halfway point providing a good place to picnic.
    Hike Leader(s): Cynthia Archer Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Strenuous – Hilly with steep climbs and some poor footing

    Description

    Please register with me to receive news of any changes to our plans.  Hike leader Cynthia Archer  archercynthiab@gmail.com  416 573 4236 Note that the trail later climbs a steep hillside where children will need close attention as it follows the watershed up to The Great Falls. A second road crossing will also need close parental guidance.

  • 14
    October 14, 2019
    No events
  • 15
    October 15, 2019
    No events
  • 16
    October 16, 2019

    Hikers R Us - Limehouse ConservationArea

    9:00 AM-1:30 AM
    10/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Hikers R Us
    Location (Google Maps): Limehouse Conservation Area Toronto Section, Map 12 ,Km 20.4
    Hike Leader(s): Ronald Granger Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Form 401 north on Trafalgar to hwy #7 turn left go to county road# 22 turn left to Limehouse cross bridge turn left on fifth line to baseball diamonds parking lot on your left.

    Dundas Valley Conservation Trails- Hike will be CANCELLED Due to Thunderstorms

    10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    10/16/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Good Companions
    Location (Google Maps): Dundas Valley Conservation (Governors Rd entrance)
    Hike Leader(s): Lorraine Sherred Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 7 to 8 km

    Description

    A loop through the park. Please bring water and a snack. No dogs please

    There is a charge for entrance to park of $10 or free with Hamilton Conservation Pass.

  • 17
    October 17, 2019

    Thursday Group - Jordan/Balls Falls, Map 4 THIS HIKE IS CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS

    9:30 AM-2:30 AM
    10/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Thursday Group
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing

    Description

    Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack, lunch and bug spray.  To contact hike leader: Text/phone: 905-320-6513 or email: termarintl@gmail.com

    Confederation Park Walk, 680 Waterfront Trail, Hamilton

    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/17/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Sand Box Beach Bar, Confederation Beach Park, 680 Waterfront Trail Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: ~2-4 km

    Description

    This is a gentle urban walk on paved trail designed for those slowing down or just starting.  Caregivers with strollers welcome.  Trail is paved with some grass spots at the memorial Guest leaders are Marian Toth & Gary Wrathall local history buffs.  Meet at 9:50 am at The Sandbox Beach Bar, 680 Waterfront Tail to sign up. Enter through the Confederation Park Gates and follow signs to Beaches Grill (Old name for The Sandbox Beach Bar )where there is ample parking and washrooms open to the public.We will walk along the Waterfront Trail to the War of 1812 Naval Memorial Garden and Baranga’s on the Beach to discuss the history of those locations. We will pass some environmentally sensitive areas along the way and see some of the ways the Hamilton Conservation Authority is working to keep waterways healthy. We will return to the Sandbox Beach Bar where coffee and a snack can be purchased.  For more information please contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca 905-637-7136. Please note cancelled for thunderstorms, heavy  or high winds. 

  • 18
    October 18, 2019

    Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend

    7:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/18/2019-10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.

  • 19
    October 19, 2019

    Official Iroquoia E2E - Hike 1: 33.1 km

    7:00 AM-5:00 PM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia

    Location (Google Maps): Registration Only: Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6
    Hike Leader(s): Christine Hanley Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Dependent on Conditions, Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing, Slippery Sections Likely
    Distance: 33.1 km

    Description

    Registration for this event is now closed.

    The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and in 2019 will take place on October 19, 20 and October 26, 27. The section is 122 km. long, with the hikes measuring as follows:

    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 1: 33.1 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 2: 30.0 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 3: 32.5 km
    • Official Iroquoia E2E – Hike 4: 27.2 km

    (Please note, these distances are subject to change due to trail reroutes)

    This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses depart on all days at 7:30 am sharp from predetermined locations to take all participants to the start of the hike.  Check in is at 7:00 am.

    Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. There is no leader.  Volunteers will be at trailside checkpoints with water and snacks along the way.  The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.

    The registration fee is $50 ($60 for non-BTC members) for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks, and the Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes. Hikes will go rain or shine.

    The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6.

    The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9.

    "What's a Fen?" Nature Walk

    9:00 AM-11:30 AM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: Education Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve, 7th Concession, W. Flamborough, Hamilton
    Hike Leader(s): Bronwen Tregunno Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Leisurely – 3km/hr or less
    Terrain: Easy – Mostly flat and usually good footing
    Distance: 5km

    Description

    Part of the IBTC education series of walks.  This walk takes will take us through Quarry Trail within this ecological preserve on the corner of 7th Concession just north of Gore Road in West Flamborough.  Part of the Hamilton Conservation Authority We’ll meet at the free parking lot located at 43.4136 N 80.1204W.  We’ll be taking the double loops of the trail with several stops to talk about the history and ecology of this unique wetland called a fen.  Please arrive at 8:45 AM so we can start at 9 am. Contact Bron brontreg@cogeco.ca to register. Bring water and a snack. Optional refreshment after walk.

    HCA map of trails:  http://conservationhamilton.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2016/06/fletcher-main1.pdf

    Jordan/Balls Falls, Map 4

    9:30 AM-2:30 AM
    10/19/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Meet at Van Wagners Beach Road just west of Hutch’s near the red brick structure. From there we will carpool to Jordan. Allow 5 hours round trip – expect heavy traffic. Anyone planning to go directly to Jordan please advise leader for directions.
    Hike Leader(s): Terry Rose Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Starting in the village of Jordan we will hike down to Twenty-Mile Creek and then climb upstream the spectacular trail to Balls Falls Conservation Area. After lunch we will return to Jordan via a different route. With luck we will see spawning salmon and spectacular fall colours. Some hills and rocky sections. Bring water, snack and lunch

    Bruce Peninsula National Park Weekend

    7:00 PM-3:30 PM
    10/19/2019-10/20/2019

    Hosting Club: Iroquoia
    Category: General Hike
    Location (Google Maps): Tobermory
    Hike Leader(s): Greg Vincent Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
    Pace: Medium – 3 to 4 km/hr
    Terrain: Moderate – Some hills and/or some poor footing
    Distance: 10 km

    Description

    Tobermory/National Park Weekend. Oct. 18,19,20  Two nights. We arrive in Tobermory Fri. 18 Oct. in time for dinner at 7:00pm. We will walk the trails of the National Park for two days.We will visit the Grotto, Singing Sands and the Burnt Point loop. This weekend is restricted to those staying with us at the Princess Hotel 877-901-8282 for cost and a reservation.