Niagara ETE in Seven - Brisk Pace - Led by Smadar Junkin - Please read all details before registering.
- HikeType Event Hikes
- HikeIcon https://hikes.brucetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/7/marker_other-2.png
- PaceTypes Brisk
- TerrainTypes Moderate
- PaidOuting Yes
This is a Multi-Day Hike
You are signing up for the following dates and times:
2023-11-12 at 08:30
2023-11-25 at 08:30
2023-11-26 at 08:30
2023-12-02 at 08:30
2023-12-03 at 08:30
2023-12-09 at 08:30
2023-12-10 at 08:30
Members - $30.00
Child Members - $30.00
Non-Members - $40.00
Child Non-Members - $40.00
Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: Event Hikes
Location (Google Maps): Nov 12: Meet at Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 43.1432995, -79.1672588, Carpool to the BTC Southern Terminus 14184 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 43.1602848, -79.052315.
Nov 25 Meet at Decew House, Decew Rd Thorold. 43.1078074, -79.2498458. Carpool to Woodend Conservation Area, Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 43.1432995, -79.1672588.
Nov 26: Meet at Roland Rd parking lot east of Effingham St 43.090278, -79.305073. Carpool to Decew House, Decew Rd Thorold. 43.1078074, -79.2498458
Dec 2: Meet at 3640 Glen Rd Jordan 43.139030, -79.373893. Carpool to Roland Rd parking lot east of Effingham St 43.090278, -79.305073.
Dec 3: Meet at 3774 Quarry Rd Beamsville, 43.142799, -79.458922. Carpool to 3640 Glen Rd Jordan 43.139030, -79.373893.
Dec 9: Meet at Mountainview Conservation Area, Beamsville 43.1577899 -79.4974062. Carpool to 3774 Quarry Rd Beamsville, 43.142799, -79.458922
Dec 10: Meet at Grimsby Lions Club Pool 1 Elm St 43.193201, -79.565301. Carpool to Mountainview Conservation Area, Beamsville 43.1577899 -79.4974062
Hike Leader(s): Niagara Hike Leader Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Distance: 12 - 15k per day
Meet time is 8:15 for 8:30 start. . This is a special series of 7 hikes to complete the Niagara section of the Bruce Trail. There will be a new accomplishment badge, included in the registration fee featuring the White-tailed deer – which has been designed by Joe Borges and will be made available on our last day. The White-tailed deer is common throughout Niagara. For this E2E in 7, we will be following the main trail east to west eventually finishing in Grimsby. Some days we will hike east to west and other days, west to east depending on parking availability. Please note that you are signing up for the entire series of 7 hikes as a Group Hike. The Niagara in 7 series is geared to experienced long distance hikers with the expectation of a 3 to 5.0 km/ hr. pace maintained over a day up to 15km. The section is approximately 85km so daily distances will be based on available parking. No dropout points have been established and therefore hikers who must drop out, will be responsible for their own transportation back to their vehicle. Please be honest about your hiking abilities. We will hike at a steady pace but there will be plenty of time to take pictures and to enjoy the flora and fauna of this beautiful but challenging section.
Again, this particular set of 7 hikes is intended to be Moderate/Brisk. Please be honest about your degree of physical fitness prior to registration. It is a group hike so it is important you are able to keep pace with the person in front of you.
Attire and Daily Hikes.
Hikers will be expected to be wearing proper hiking boots and layered clothing with the expectation of hot and humid weather. Sufficient food and 2 litres of water for a full day of hiking is required as well as hiking poles (if you use them). Check the daily forcast and prepare for wet weather, as well. Bug spray is strongly suggested. Clothing adjustments, bio-breaks are as needed. Please let the sweep person know and they will wait for you. A morning break around 10am and a 10-15 minute on-trail lunch break will be scheduled. An afternoon break will be based on our expected finish time. Depending on weather conditions, these times may vary. Please check for ticks everyday. Wear a wide brimmed hat and hang your backpack up off the ground. This area is endemic to black-legged ticks.
The fee goes towards supporting the Niagara Bruce Trail Club, which in turn supports the mission of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, which is: “Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.” For the time being, registration for the Niagara E2E-in-seven will be limited to members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. Hikers may be a member of any section.
Car Shuttles and Missing Hikes
A maximum of 2 (of the 7) hikes can be self-completed as a result of scheduling challenges, but it is intended that this badge be earned while hiking as part of a group led by a certified hike leader. Car shuttles are shared amongst all hikers. If you intend to arrive at the meeting locations with more than yourself in your vehicle, please let the hike leader know in advance. Car pooling to our meeting spot with 2 people in the car is generally ok but we would like to minimize and equalize the driving/shuttling as much as possible so it is fair for all participants. If you know you will miss more than 2 of the hikes, it's likely best to sign up for another end to end, however, whatever hikes are completed on this series may go toward completion of an independent ETE for the regular Niagara section. If you are able to complete the hikes you know you will miss ahead of time, all the better.
This series will be through-hikes and will require car shuttling. You must be willing to drive and/or to be a passenger. Some parking locations require paid parking, and hikes that enter Niagara Parks. The fee for this E2E-in-7 does not include any parking/entry fees for hikers. These costs, where applicable, will be shared amongst all participants unless you have a parking or park pass.
Leave No Trace
Please remember, like all hikes, this is a Leave No Trace hike. Pack out whatever you pack in. Do not toss anything onto or into any sections of the trail. We will also try to leave the trail better than we found it so we will be collecting collectable garbage we might see along the way. Daily volunteers to collect trail trash will be supplied with a bag. Dogs will not be welcome on this hike.
We meet for each hike by at least 6:45am each day. The schedule is subject to change. Please set aside July 24th as a potential alternate day in the event of weather related postponement.
This hike is limited to 12 participants including the hike leader.