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  • grantleigh 7:50 PM on March 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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                                                               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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  • grantleigh 8:40 PM on May 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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      E Notes   of The Toronto Bruce Trail… 

     

    E-Notes   of The Toronto Bruce Trail Club
    One of the nine member/volunteer clubs of the Bruce Trail Conservancy

    Click Here for the PDF Version in the E-Notes Archives

    May 28, 2012

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

    Morning Sun by Kevin Dribnenki2012 Photo BTC Photo Contest Finalist Click Here to See All The Winners

    Celebrate International Trails Day (US National Trails Day) this weekend with a hike on Canada’s first and longest footpath The Bruce Trail.


    Friday, June 1 2012 Car hike Level III – Blue Mountains, Pretty River (Map 23)LENGTH OF HIKE: 21 km, PACE: 4.5 km/hr, TERRAIN: Hilly, with rocky sections No dropout, Refreshments after. We will start off in the Pretty River Valley, gradually climbing to some of the high points in the area as we make our way to the turnaround point at Osler Bluff. The return route will include the Petun, John Haigh and Pretty River Access Side Trails plus a few unmarked trails. Full Details under Hiking Schedule in the Members Login Section at http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org


    Saturday, June 2 2012  Bus hike Level II/III – Dufferin Hi-Land, Black Bank (Maps 20/21)LENGTH OF HIKE: 19 km, PACE: 3.5 km/hr, TERRAIN: Variable Dropout at TBA, End to End #3 of 3, Hiking boots, Refreshments after, Pub stop after, Pre-registration Online using Website. Meet 8:00 AM Depart 8:30 am, York Mills. Alex Brown, (905) 764-0812 or thumperhead@sympatico.ca Larry Haigh, (416) 432-1239 before 8 pm This is the 3rd of 3 in end to end series. We start at Km 36.9 and end at 55.3. Refreshments in Creemore after hike. Pre-registration started: Sat May 19 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Pre-registration cancellation and cutoff deadline (no changes or cancellations after this): Fri Jun 1 2012 12:00 pm (noon). Other information: Three seats reserved for end to enders not yet registered as of 24 May. Maximum number of participants 42


    Saturday, June 2 2012  Car hike Level II/III – Blue Mountains, Nottawasaga Bluffs, Devil’s Glen, An Adventure to Tobermory (Maps 22/23) LENGTH OF HIKE: 21 km  PACE: 4 km/hr, TERRAIN: Hilly, Challenging No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs, Bring 2 litres of drinking water, a snack lunch, sunscreen and insect repellent. Hike #22 of 50, in the second of a three year series that takes us from Niagara to Tobermory.Full Details under Hiking Schedule in the Members Login Section at http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org


    Saturday, June 2 2012  Bus hike Level I/II – Niagara, Queenston, Brock Side Trail (Map 1) LENGTH OF HIKE: 12 km , PACE: 3.5 km/hr, TERRAIN:, Mostly flat, Variable

    Queenston Heights Park into Niagara on the Lake, followed by historical walk of Niagara on the Lake with Old Town Tours, who will give us the history of Niagara on the Lake and talk about the town before and after the War of 1812. Full Details under Hiking Schedule in the Members Login Section at http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org


    Saturday, June 2 2012 Car hike Level II – Dufferin Hi-Land, Full Moon Night Hike (Map 19)LENGTH OF HIKE:  15 km  PACE: 3 km/hr, TERRAIN: Variable, Challenging

    Dropout, Hiking boots, Breakfast afterwards, Pre-registration Online using Website. Depart 9:30 pm, A parking lot somewhere. Ted Iseman, 416 219 1663 cell phone or ted.iseman@gmail.com Sarah Hopton, 416 319-3736 before 10 pm ‘If you go out in the woods tonight you’re in for a big surprise.’ Experience the sounds, sights, and scents of the night on this hike by the light of the June full moon. Sometimes called the Strawberry Moon, this moon has also been known as the Rose Moon, the Flower Moon, and the Planting Moon. We are going to hike all night. Meet before sunset on Saturday, watch the sunrise Sunday morning. Pre-registration started: Tue May 1 2012 9:00 am. Pre-registration cancellation and cutoff deadline (no changes or cancellations after this): Thu May 31 2012 9:00 pm.Other information: Maximum number of participants 20


    Saturday, June 2 2012  Car hike Level II/III – Niagara, Ball’s Falls (Maps 3/4)LENGTH OF HIKE: 22 km, PACE: 4.5 km/hr , TERRAIN: Variable, Challenging                                                          

    No dropout, End to End #3 of 4, Hiking boots, No dogs. Depart 8:30 am, Kinsmen Community Park, Km 68.1 Map 4. Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm We car shuttle to Km 46.3, Map 3, and hike back through Louth and Ball’s Falls Conservation Areas.  


    Sunday, June 3 2012  Bus hike Level II – Iroquoia, Ball’s Fall            LENGTH OF HIKE: 16 km, PACE: 4.5 km/hr , TERRAIN: Mostly flat Dropout at 14 km, Hiking boots, Refreshments after, Pre-registration Online using Website. Depart 9 am, York Mills. Steve McLean, (905) 898-3183 or smmclean@rogers.com Larry Haigh, (416) 432-1239 before 8 pm Starting in Jordan, we will hike up the Jordan Side Trail and then take the Bruce Trail into Ball’s Fall. We will then continue through Cave Springs to Mountain Rd. Pre-registration started: Sat May 19 2012 9:00 am. Pre-registration cancellation deadline (without penalty): Fri Jun 1 2012 11:00 pm. Pre-registration cutoff deadline (no changes of any kind after this): Sat Jun 2 2012 9:00 am. Other information: Maximum number of participants 48


    Sunday, June 3 2012  Car hike Level II/III – Caledon Hills, Hockley Valley (Maps 17/18)LENGTH OF HIKE: PACE: : 4 km/hr, TERRAIN: Hilly, Challenging No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs, Refreshments after. We will car shuttle to Hwy 9 and hike back through the Tai Chi Centre and Hockley Valley. Bring plenty of water. Full Details under Hiking Schedule in the Members Login Section at http://www.torontobrucetrailclub.org

    Founders’ DinnerThursday 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


    Sunday June 24 Celebrating 50 Years sinceThe First Toronto Bruce Trail Club Hike June 24, 1962 50km Trailblazers’ Challenge One day. Fifty kilometres. 3,100,000 steps closer to a protected Niagara Escarpment.

    Full Details


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

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    Toronto Bruce Trail Club E-Notes Editor, Grant Leigh 


     
  • grantleigh 8:28 AM on February 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Serious Hiking on The Oak Ridges Trail; Level III, No Dropouts, 4.5km pace, 16.5 km 

    Friday, February 17 2012 Car hike Level II/III – Oak Ridges Trail, Whitchurch-Stouffville (Map 4 ORTA)
    LENGTH OF HIKE PACE TERRAIN
    16 km 4.5 km/hr Variable

    No dropout, Refreshments after, Bring your snowshoes (or ice footwear) in case required. Depart 9:30 am, Hall Tract parking area. From Hwy 404 (exit 45), drive 7 km east on Aurora Rd (York Rd 15), then drive 1.1 km north on McCowan Rd (York Rd 67), keeping a lookout for the (easy to miss) parking lot on your right. Charlie Atkinson, CAhikes@bell.net A series of loops – connecting the main trail with the Hall, Eldred King and Hollidge Side Trails. Hike pace and distance may change depending on the trail conditions and whether we hike or snowshoe.

     
  • grantleigh 8:19 AM on February 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Duntroon 

    Saturday February 18.

    We will be travelling to Highland Nordic at Duntroon on this day for cross country skiing and snowshoeing .

    Keep an eye on this space and the Club Info Line at 416-763-9061 for any updates in the plans. Think snow and lower temperatures.

     
  • grantleigh 6:19 PM on December 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Snowshoe Walk in High Park 

    Tuesday December 27, 1 pm. Please join me for a snowshoe walk in High Park (we’ll just walk the various trails if there is no snow).

    We will meet in front of the Grenadier Restaurant and spend a few hours exploring High Park followed by refreshments at the Grenadier or one of the pubs between High Park and Runnymede.

    Please contact me at waynehikershistory1@yahoo.ca if you have questions or would like to be added to the email list. You are welcome to drop in and join us but I’d like to have an idea of numbers interested in advance.

    Please note, being added to the list does not obligate you to participate, I will just be sending out an email reminder a week or so in advance. Hope to see you on the 27th. Wayne Crockett

     
  • grantleigh 12:16 PM on November 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Saturday November 19 2011—Car hike Level II 

    Dufferin Hi-Land, Mono Cliffs (Map 19)

    LENGTH OF HIKE             PACE                                          TERRAIN

    15 km                             4 km/hr                                     Hilly, Variable

    No dropout, Hiking boots,
    Refreshments after, Bring a snack and something to drink.

    Depart 9 am, Mono Centre Community Centre.

    Take Hwy 10 north from Orangeville to Camilla, turn right on County Rd 8, and
    finally north on 2nd Line EHS to Mono Centre. Park in the outer parking lot.

    Bob Humphreys, walk2tobermory@gmail.com

    This loop hike is an opportunity to walk all of the side trails in the
    Provincial Park linked together with short stretches of the main trail. Dogs
    permitted, but must be leashed and owners scoop the poop

     
  • grantleigh 12:01 PM on November 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Sunday November 20 2011 Bus Hike to the Oak Ridges Trail 

    Sunday, November 20 2011

    Bus hike Level II – Oak Ridges Trail, Durham Regional Forest (Map 5)

    LENGTH OF HIKE           PACE                                         TERRAIN

    15 km                              4 km/hr                                      Variable

    Dropout at 12 km, Beginners, Families, Hiking boots, Refreshments after, Pre-registration by Email to Leader.

    Depart 9 am, York Mills.  Steve McLean, smmclean@rogers.com

    We will be hiking a combination of the Trans Canada Trail and the Oak Ridges Trail through Walkers Wood. If we have time we will also do the Al Shaw Side
    Trail.

     
  • grantleigh 9:31 AM on November 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Fans of Urban Hikes can have their say in city’s parks plan. 

    Have your say in city’s parks plan

    November  11, 2011 Mark Cullen  SPECIAL TO  THE STAR

    “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose  shade they know they shall never sit in.”— Greek proverb

    The parks system in Toronto is what it is for a whole lot of  reasons, not the least of which is the total commitment to it on the part of generations of volunteers, business and political leaders. To spoil it now  would be a disgrace.

    Over the next few weeks, the Parks, Forestry and Recreation  department of the City of Toronto will hold public meetings in an effort to  seek input for a new five-year parks plan. The plan will guide decision-making  and investment in city parks in order to meet the diverse needs of Toronto
    residents, including:

    • Designing beautiful, unique and sustainable park spaces.

    • Protecting and expanding natural areas.

    • Balancing park uses to include play spaces, natural areas,
    sport activities, urban agriculture and cultural expression.

    • Engaging the community through stewardship, volunteering
    and partnerships.

    Click  here to Read the full Article

     
  • grantleigh 9:44 PM on November 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Get in shape for snowshoeing this December! 

    Snowshoeing in December?
    If you are interested in trying out snowshoeing for the first time or getting in shape for the Winter Coach program, join me for  snowshoeing in High Park this December.
    Please forward your name, phone number  and email to me at waynehikershistory1@yahoo.ca.
    If we get snowy conditions I will send out an email to everyone who expressed an interest.
    No obligation to  participate on a particular day. We’ll end the outing at the Golden Griffin Pub  near Runnymede.
    You can rent snowshoes from both Mountain Equipment Co-op and Europe Bound.

    Wayne Crockett.

     
  • grantleigh 9:36 AM on November 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Hike The Bruce Trail and others on a group Bus, Car or Urban Hike this weekend! 

    This weekend’s Bus Hikes

    Please refrain from joining the Bus Hikes on the trail in
    your car. To learn how the program works and where to catch the bus please read
    General Information
    on Bus Hikes

    Saturday, November 5 2011 Bus hike Level II – Caledon Hills, Glen Haffy (Map 17)

    No dropout, Hiking boots, Refreshments after,Pre-registration by Email to Leader.
    Depart 9 am, York Mills.
    Steve McLean, smmclean@rogers.com
    We will be hiking from the Humber Valley through Glen Haffy Conservation Area,
    then we will take the Palgrave Side Trail into Palgrave.

    Sunday, November 6 2011
    Bus hike Level I/II – Iroquoia, Dundas Valley (Map 8)LENGTH OF
    Dropout, Beginners, Families,
    Hiking boots, No dogs, Refreshments after.
    Depart 10 am, York Mills.
    Hiking through Dundas Valley Conservation Area, a scenic section with 3
    waterfalls: Canterbury, Sherman and Tiffany Falls.


    This Weekend’s Car Hikes

    Saturday, November 5 2011 Car hike Level II/III -Caledon Hills, Hockley Valley (Maps 18/19)

    LENGTH OF HIKE      23 km  PACE  4.5km/hr       TERRAIN Hilly, Challenging

    No dropout, Hiking boots, No dogs, Pub stop after.
    Depart 8:30 am, Map 19, Km 70.0.
    Roadside parking on 3nd Line EHS.
    Ron Granger, (519) 485-0879 7-10 pm
    We car pool to Km 47.2, map 18, then hike back through the Hockley Valley.

    Looking Ahead

    Sunday November 20: Rouge Valley….join Stephen Kamnitzer, your webmaster. Cedar Trail and Hawk Hill Meet 1:30 p.m at the Rouge
    Valley Conservation Centre
    (just east of the Zoo, accessible by TTC bus). This is a special addition to the RVCC’s normal series of Sunday afternoon hikes.

     
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