E NOTES   of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club…

E-NOTES   of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club One of the nine member/volunteer clubs of the Bruce Trail Conservancy May 24, 2012 http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org

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Thursday, May 24 2012 Urban walk Level I/II – Toronto, Toronto IslandsDURATION OF HIKEPACE  TERRAIN 3.0 hrs               3 km/hr        Mostly flat Dropout at 3 kms, Beginners, Families, No dogs. Depart 6 pm, Toronto Islands Ferry Docks – inside waiting area. From Union Station take the LRT to the docks, then walk over to the ferry on the south side of Queen’s Quay at the foot of Bay Street. Miriam Stevens, (416) 443-6242 6-10 pm After a day’s work “cool off” on the Islands where there are no fumes, and enjoy the view of the lake and the magnificent Toronto city skyline. This program takes place every Thursday in May and June. Bring dinner for a sit down picnic, a warm jacket and a flashlight. Ferry return fare $6.50 adults, $4.00 seniors. A donation for the Escarpment Legacy Fund would be much appreciated. Will return to the city between 9 – 9:30pm, depending on the ferry schedule. This hike takes place rain or shine. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012 Bus hike Level II – Mount Nemo to Waterdown (Maps 9/10) LENGTH OF HIKE  PACE      TERRAIN 17 km                       4 km/hr  Rocky, Variable Dropout at 6 and 12 km, Refreshments after, Pre-registration Online using Website. Depart 9 am, Islington. Wayne Crockett, (416) 621-8085 6-9 pm or WayneHikersHistory1@yahoo.ca Nijole Mockevicius, (416) 783-5282 Join us for a combination of rolling hills and meadows and one rocky descent as we walk from Mount Nemo to Waterdown. We will cut out the 3.5 km of road walking around Walker’s Line by picking up the bus after about 6 km. There will be one drop out after that. We will walk into beautiful downtown Waterdown for refreshments. Pre-registration started: Sat May 12 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Pre-registration cancellation and cutoff deadline (no changes or cancellations after this): Fri May 25 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Other information: Maximum number of participants 46 One of the following must be selected: Members bus fare $17.00 , Non-members bus fare $23.00 ________________________________________ Saturday,
May 26 2012 Bus hike Level II – Toronto, Speyside (Map 12) LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 15 km 4 km/hr Variable No dropout, Refreshments after, Pub stop after. Depart 9 am, York Mills. Fred Berktin, 416 520 3797 Martina Furrer Spring flowers, historic lime kilns and powder house circa 1850, rushing creek and rapids, rock formations, fissures, and a cave-like passage are what make this section another favourite on the Bruce Trail. We will start on 15th Sideroad entrance to the trail and hike north, take the recently established Canada Goose Side Trail and continue to the Limehouse area. We will also include the very scenic Black Creek Side Trail (great group photo spot), climb the hole in the wall and end our hike at the Limehouse Public School Parking Lot. Refreshments will be in the Hamlet of Glen Williams, where the Credit River runs through (Timothy Eaton was an apprentice there in the late 1800s) and where there is a café/bakery, an ice cream caravan, a pub, an artisans glass blowing shop and gallery, an art gallery, and an antique book store. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012  Urban walk Level I – Toronto  LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 10 km 3 km/hr Mostly flat Dropout at Any time, Beginners, Families. Depart 10 am, Glendon College entrance, SE corner of Bayview and Lawrence Ave E. Metered parking is available. Or by TTC: from Lawrence subway, take Bus 124 eastbound; from Davisville subway, take Bus 11 northbound; or from Bayview subway, take Bus 11 southbound. Victoria Arshad, (416) 781-7339 or ilfo@yahoo.ca Glendon College is a campus of York University with beautiful and labelled trees. We walk inside the college and continue through Glendon Forest, take the connection to Sunnybrook Hospital, and walk along the Don River Valley. ________________________________________ Saturday, May 26 2012 Car hike Level I/II – Oak Ridges Trail, King CityLENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 13 km 3.5 km/hr Mostly flat, Variable No dropout, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots, No dogs, Refreshments after. Depart 8:30 am, Roadside parking on Keele St, about 2.5 km north of King Rd, King City. Habibeh Kazemnia, (905) 770-9954 Mina Kazemnia, (905) 770-9954 We will hike Eaton Hall and Mary Lake and stop at Pine Farms for refreshments. This is a joint hike with the Oak Ridges Trail Association. ________________________________________ Sunday, May 27 2012 (CAR POOL EXISTS)Car hike Level II – Iroquoia, Mount Nemo (Map 10 LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 16 km 3 km/hr Hilly, Rocky No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs. Depart 9 am, km 82.1 map 10. From Hwy 401: exit 312, go south through Campbellville on Reg. Rd 1/Guelph Line (Main St in Campbellville) for about 16.6 km to where the trail meets Guelph Line. Gregory Vincent, gvincent@golden.net Jeanette Vincent, jmacdermott@hotmail.com Today we walk the top of the “scarp” at Mount Nemo, a shore feature formed 450 million years ago by a warm tropical sea and since etched by glacial and fluvial episodes. Mount Nemo provides spectacular lookouts varying from 30m in the north to 10m in the south. The hike includes road walking before and after Mt. Nemo. ________________________________________ Sunday, May 27 2012 Bus hike Level II – Caledon Hills, Hockley Valley (Map 18)LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 16 km 4 km/hr Challenging Dropout, Families, Hiking boots, Refreshments after. Depart 8 am, York Mills. Brandon Fahy, (416) 903-7572 before 9:00pm or bgfahy@mccain.ca Larry Haigh, (416) 432-1239 before 8 pm A hike into the Hockley Valley area. Come along for some fresh air and exercise. ________________________________________ Thursday, May 31 2012 Urban walk Level I/II – Toronto, Toronto Islands DURATION OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN 3.0 hrs 3 km/hr Mostly flat Dropout at 3 kms, Beginners, Families, No dogs. Depart 6 pm, Toronto Islands Ferry Docks – inside waiting area. From Union Station take the LRT to the docks, then walk over to the ferry on the south side of Queen’s Quay at the foot of Bay Street. Miriam Stevens, (416) 443-6242 6-10 pm After a day’s work “cool off” on the Islands where there are no fumes, and enjoy the view of the lake and the magnificent Toronto city skyline. This program takes place every Thursday in May and June. Bring dinner for a sit down picnic, a warm jacket and a flashlight. Ferry return fare $6.50 adults, $4.00 seniors. A donation for the Escarpment Legacy Fund would be much appreciated. Will return to the city between 9 – 9:30pm, depending on the ferry schedule. This hike takes place rain or shine. Founders’ Dinner Thursday June 28, 2012 Come one come all to a celebration of the beginning of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club. The Founders Dinner will be held back where it all started June 28, 1962 at Edwards Gardens , now Toronto Botanical Gardens ________________________________________ Saturday June 9 Calling all past and Current volunteers to Celebrate  50 Years of Volunteering ________________________________________ Sunday June 24 Celebrating 50 Years  The first Toronto Bruce Trail Club Hike 50 km challenge hike plus shorter hikes and celebratory events Watch this space for details! ________________________________________   ________________________________________ Your Spring Cleaning can help The Bruce Trail Saturday May 26 Rain Date May 27  My Junk could be Your Treasure TBTC Garage Sale New & Used hiking poles, boots, kitchen stuff, luggage, lots of really cool stuff. 8 AM – 4PM 26 Ringwood Cr. (W of Don Mills Rd & S of Sheppard) Donations can be dropped off at the same address. Please call (416-494-8584) All proceeds will be donated to The Bruce Trail Conservancy. ________________________________________ http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org E-Notes Subscribers are most welcome to forward E-Notes to a friend. To Subscribe/Unsubscribe to E-Notes  Click Here To change your address please reply to this E-Notes Toronto Bruce Trail Club E-Notes Editor, Grant Leigh ________________________________________“

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