E Notes of The Toronto Bruce Trail…

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E-Notes of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org   | 416-763-9061 | information@torontobrucetrailclub.org

Remote   for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for   contemplation, The Trail leads not merely north and south, but upward to the   body, mind and soul of man.

from an Appalachian Trail folder

Update to the Bruce Trail Ambassadors Workshop   notice in last E-Notes

Here   in Toronto it’s on Thursday March 21, not as given earlier. Sorry for the mix-up   folks. Laura says the workshop is filling up fast so if youd like to find out   more about how you can show your support for your favourite Trail as a BT   Ambassador, call Laura to sign up.
See you there!  Grant      Click here for Full   Details .


Space is still available

Saturday, March 9   2013 Bus hike Level II – Iroquoia,
Stoney Creek (Map 6)

LENGTH OF     HIKE PACE TERRAIN
16 km 4 km/hr Variable

Dropout, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots,   Refreshments after, Pre-registration Online using Website.
Depart 8:30 am, York Mills.
Steve McLean, 647-391-3971 or smmclean@rogers.com
Larry Haigh, (416) 432-1239 before 8 pm
We will hike from McDui Drive Access Trail to the beginning of the Iroquoia   section We will skip the road walking and walk down to the lake on the Forty   Mile Creek Side Trail.


Saturday, March 9   2013Car hike Level I – Kortright Centre for Conservation

LENGTH OF     HIKE PACE TERRAIN
6 km 3 km/hr Variable

Dropout, Beginners, Families, Refreshments after, No   Dogs.
Depart 10:30 am, at Kortright Center for Conservation parking lot.
3 km west of Hwy 400, north of Rutherford Rd and south of Major MacKenzie Dr   on Pine Valley Dr. Call leader a few days before the hike re road   construction in the area. There is no access to Kortright on Pine Valley from   Hwy 7.
Fred Berktin, 416 520 3797 or fberktin@rogers.com
Parent/Guardian/Child(ren) Ages 4 and up, event: It’s a sure sign of spring!   Come out and ‘tap into nature’. We will do a hike to the Marsh area and   return to participate in demonstrations, wagon rides, live entertainment and,   of course, pancakes and maple syrup! Special March Break activities. This   event is held at Kortright Centre for Conservation, which is a breathtaking   area – 325 hectares of pristine woodlands, a natural oasis – that is   conveniently located just 15 minutes North of Toronto in Woodbridge.   Admission is $9.00, Seniors $6.50 Children 4 and under Free, Parking $4.00. A   donation to the Escarpment Legacy Fund would be much appreciated. Please   dress for the weather.


Sunday, March 10   2013Urban walk Level I/II  Toronto

DURATION     OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
3.5 hrs 3.5 km/hr Mostly     flat

Dropout, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots, Ice   footwear recommended.
Depart 11 am, Leslie subway station, SW corner of Sheppard and Leslie.
Monica Feran, (416) 736-6636 7 – 9 pm
We will walk from Leslie subway station, north along the East Don River to   Steeles. Lunch at Cummer Community Center. The walk will continue with a   loop, north of Steeles, finishing at Steeles and Don Mills. Bring lunch.   Note: THE CLOCK IS SET TO SUMMERTIME.


News from   Sydenham Club

Looping Through   Sydenham

The Sydenham Club has released the 2nd edition of its   highly regarded loop and short hike guide. Updated and expanded to include 25   enjoyable walks with maps, notes and narratives, this handy, pocket sized   reference is available through the club.

Each hike description includes key details such as the   trail length, the estimated time of completion, the degree of difficulty,   access routes, and parking locations. It also explores the human and natural   history of the area, such as nineteenth century grist mills, and the flora,   fauna, ferns, and fossils found along the way. All proceeds from the book   will support the Bruce Trail Conservancy in its mission to secure in   perpetuity a conservation corridor and public footpath along the Niagara   Escarpment.

It sells for $20.00 and is available at some of the   local bookstores in the Owen Sound area such as Ginger Press downtown. You   can also buy them from our Club Board members, or at Sydenham Club Open House   events in the area. Quantities are limited.


 

Blaze Board

Thursday  March 21
7-9 PM

Bruce Trail Ambassadors Workshop


Feb.,   March 2013
Dates to be Determined

First Aid Training


April 6-7
Hike Leader Training


April   15, 18, 28

Hiker Initiation Program


Saturday   April 27
Toronto
Bruce Trail Club
Annual General Meeting at the

Kortright   Centre


Spring   2013

Bruce Trail
Geology Hikes


You can help
Promote and Educate
use of The Bruce Trail

Does your favourite access point to The BT have these   signs that explain what the BT is all about and how to use it?

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