E-Notes of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

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E-Notes of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club

May 14, 2013 Click Here for the PDF     Version

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


News from the Bruce Trail Conservancy

The 2013 Photo Contest is over.

Over 100 images were submitted in this 5th Annual     Bruce Trail Photo Contest, highlighting “People on the Bruce Trail”.     Check out the winners below.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo and     all who voted online.

At Left: 2013 Grand Prize Winner Observe and Absorb (Location: Mount Nemo)
By Sheryl Johnston

Sheryl’s Grand Prize winning image will appear on the front cover of the Summer 2013 issue of Bruce Trail Magazine. All 10 finalists images will  appear inside the magazine.

This Week’s Feature Hike

Rockway   Falls: Follow the course of Fifteen Mile Creek as it   tumbles over alternating layers of dolostone and shale — including Rockway   Falls — from the heights of the Niagara Escarpment down to Lake Ontario.

Full Details

This Weekend’s Group Outings May 18-20

To inquire about a specific walk/hike , please email   information@torontobrucetrailclub.org,   or call the INFO Line at 416-763-9061 (you may also leave a message for a   return call;.

Urban Walks  Please read General Information on   Urban Walks

Saturday, May 18
Toronto,     Leslie Street Spit

Sunday, May 19

Monday, May 20
Toronto,     Four Parks

Bus Hikes  To learn how the program works   and where to catch the bus
please read General Information on Bus   Hikes.

Saturday, May 18
Caledon     Hills, Forks of the Credit
Saturday, May 18
Iroquoia,     Upper Spencer Creek
Monday, May 20
Dufferin     Hi-Land, Mono Cliffs

Car Hikes  Please read General Information on Car   Hikes

Saturday, May 18 Oak Ridges Trail, King City |

Saturday, May     18 2013

Car hike Level     II/III – Peninsula, Tobermory (Maps 41/42) Members  and guests

Sunday, May 19     2013

Car hike Level     II/III – Peninsula, Dyer’s Bay (Maps 40/41) Members  and guests

Monday, May       20 2013

Car hike       Level II/III – Peninsula, Smokey Head (Maps 39/40) Members  and guests

Toronto Bruce   Trail Club Garage Sale
May 25th 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Proceeds   from the sale will go towards the Escarpment Legacy Campaign.

We   are still accepting donated items for the garage sale.
Items can be dropped off by contacting Gabi at 416-266-4009 or email: brucetrail50@hotmail.ca.

Please   call first before dropping off items!

Garage   sale location around Kingston Road/Guildwood Parkway area

(62   Rowatson Road, Scarborough).

Happy   spring everyone!!!!

Toronto Bruce   Trail Club – Spring Trail Maintenance 2013

Excerpted from   the Trail Maintenance Volunteer Newsletter. Not a Trail Maintenance Volunteer   yet?

Hello Trail Maintenance   Volunteers!

Because   we did actually get some snow this winter and it’s stayed on the ground all   through April we are starting very late this year. But at last it really does   look like spring – and it feels like summer already!

I   would like to welcome any volunteers who are new to this Trail Maintenance   Volunteer list. We have a dozen or so new contacts added since September of   last year.

There   were a number of work parties last spring working on the Credit Valley   Footpath and on the Main Trail at 4th Line. We were finally able   to build the big bridge in the Silver Creek CA and two smaller bridges   immediately to the north of the Silver Creek Bridge. Trail Maintenance crews   were out almost every weekend during the spring and fall cutting tall grass,   clearing downed trees, doing minor structure repairs, and painting blazes.

This   spring we hope to complete moving the Main Trail off the farm fields and into   the row of trees between 4th and 5th Line. We will be   doing more work on the Credit Valley Footpath and moving some trail off of   the 17th Sideroad road allowance. There is sidelogging needing   repair north of Heritage Road and we may be building one new bridge later   this year. We will also be doing a lot of blaze painting on the Main Trail   later in the spring and in the summer.

More   information will be sent closer to the actual date regarding each work party   with directions and any other relevant information.

If   you are new to this list please read the information at the end of the   letter. Please feel free to email with any questions you may have.


News from Conservation Halton

The weekly MTB race series is back at Kelso for 2013

The weekly Mountain Bike series at Kelso   Conservation Area is back this summer with races starting on May 21 and   running every Tuesday until the Finale Event on August 27 (last series race   August 20).

About Kelso Conservation Area

Kelso Conservation Area is a mecca for outdoor   enthusiasts. It is located at 5234     Kelso Road, off Tremaine Road, with the park entrance   just north of Steeles Avenue   and south of Highway 401. In summer you can have a swim at a sandy beach,   fish for trout in the glistening lake or in winter get energized with some   great downhill skiing or snowboarding at Glen Eden.

Mountain bikers can test their skills on marked trails   on the majestic Niagara Escarpment or hikers can trek the rugged BruceTrail. You can also rent kayaks,   paddle boats and canoes. Hundreds of picnic tables dot the rolling landscape   and shelters are available for company and family picnics.

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.

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Editor: Grant Leigh information@torontobrucetrailclub.org