Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 18-Day Hiking Series – Please read description before registering

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05/02/2024 09:00 AM

Peninsula Bruce Trail Club: End-to-End 18-Day Hiking Series - Please read description before registering

  • PaceTypes Medium
  • TerrainTypes ,Difficult,Moderate
  • PaidOuting No

Hike open to BTC Members only.

This is a Multi-Day Hike

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Registration Required:

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Hosting Club: Peninsula

Location (Google Maps): Hike 1 - Meeting Location - Wiarton Bluewater Park

Hike Leader(s): Various Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Medium
Terrain: Difficult, Moderate
Distance: Varies by hike

Description

Event Type: Multi-Day Hike

Open to Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) Members Only.

Non-members can join by signing up for a one-year BTC membership [$75] before registering at Bruce Trail Conservancy Memberships.

Participant Limit: Maximum of 30 participants, including the hike leader and sweep(s).

Scheduled Dates:

  • May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31, 2024
  • June 13, 14, 27, 28, 2024
  • September 5, 6, 19, 20, 2024
  • October 3, 4, 17, 18, 2024

Registration Fees:

  • BTC Members: $200
    • Includes Bus Shuttle, Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP) Fees, and Badge Fee
  • To Confirm Your Registration E-transfer $200 to HikeWithPBTC@gmail.com
  • Note: No refunds, hiker substitutions, or guest hikers.

Hike Leadership:

  • Led by PBTC Certified Hike Leader(s) and Sweep(s).
  • Pace: Moderate/Medium
  • Terrain: Moderate/Difficult
  • Average Hike Distance: Approximately 8 - 12 KM per day, [one of the hikes is 14 KM]

Hike Overview:

  • Complete the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail over 18 hikes.
  • Direction: Northbound from Wiarton to Tobermory.
  • Group Hike Format: Participants commit to the entire series.
  • Intermediate hikers comfortable with moderate challenges, including longer distances and elevation gains.
  • Expected Pace: 3 km/hr over 8 - 12km, with the longest section being 14km.
  • Total Distance: Approximately 165km with no dropout points.
  • Time allocated for photography and appreciating the local flora and fauna.

Participant Requirements:

  • Assess and ensure physical fitness for group hiking.
  • Attire: Proper hiking boots, layered clothing for varying weather, and wet weather gear. Hiking poles recommended.
  • Essentials: Sufficient food [lunch], snacks and water for a full day, bug spray.
  • Breaks: Morning, 15-30 minute on-trail lunch, and afternoon breaks, weather-dependent.
  • Participant is required to sign a BTC Waiver of Liability

Fee:

  • Covers bus shuttle, BPNP fees, and badge fee.
  • Surplus, if any, supports Peninsula Bruce Trail Club's hike program

Transportation:

  • Bus shuttle to trailhead and from end of hike, avoiding car shuttles.
  • Typical Meeting Time: Around 9 AM, with return times varying based on daily hiking distance and bus schedule.

Environmental Responsibility:

  • Adherence to Leave No Trace principles.
  • Collective effort in trail cleanliness.
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted on this hike.

Accommodations:

  • Early reservations recommended.
  • Suggested locations: Near meeting points or centrally in Lion's Head.
  • Options include motels, campgrounds, hostels, and B&Bs.

Schedule and Communication:

  • Detailed itinerary sent prior to each two-day hike segment.
  • Schedule subject to change.

Join us for this memorable hiking adventure and be part of a community dedicated to preserving and enjoying the natural beauty of the Bruce Trail.