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Treetop Trekking and Zip line 2.0 - 1000ft over Heart Lake... twice - June 29th

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE RSVP'ING YES.

Hey guys,

Because so many have included this as one of your 3 bucket list items I'm adding it just for you. Ok... I reeeally want to do it too!

Why Brampton and not Stouffville or Barrie? Because Brampton has the mother of all zip lines. The Great Blue Heron as it's called features twin 1000ft zip lines that cross right over Heart Lake. Check out the video. It's awesome!!!

Treetop trekking is made up of a huge variety of courses. Amongst them you'll find courses ranging from beginner to advanced, and extreme courses that will test even the most experienced climbers. If you're not comfortable with the next course level you can do the same one you just finished or proceed to the zip line.

Equipped with a safety harness (clips in at all points of the course) and a helmet (disinfected every day) you will explore a series of obstacle courses leading from tree to tree high above the ground. The graduated courses are made up of zip lines, Tarzan swings, balance logs and bridges.

There's a mandatory safety orientation that everyone must take part in. The guides will explain the rules of the park and show you how to safely use the equipment.

You must meet both their weight and height requirements to be able to climb.

Minimum Height: 4'7"
Minimum Height to move on to advanced courses: 5'
Maximum Weight: 250lbs (113kg)
Maximum Harness Size: Waist = 45 inches, Thighs = 26 inches.

Cost: 64.00 + HST = $72.32. $2.90 is added for PayPal payments only to cover their fee. Price includes $6.50 entry into the conservation area.

To secure your spot via PayPal or credit card just click on the Yes tab under Are you going? You can also pay via e-transfer to [masked]. Security answer for e-transfers is: treetop. I need to add you from my end after receiving payment. *** For e-transfers... if you don't receive an email notification from your bank that the payment was accepted you should followup with me and/or your bank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x-KQphlwbgA

What to bring:

All the necessary safety equipment will be provided for you. Aside from comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes, it is also a good idea to bring a water bottle and gloves. They suggest wearing optional snug fitting gardening or biking gloves but if you don't have them you can buy gloves there for $2.

I was also thinking we could do lunch afterwards in the conservation area where this event is held... so if you want to hang around for a bit please bring something with.

You must be there at least 30 minutes prior to the climb to check in and get harnessed up.

Hope you can make it!

Dutch
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"It's All Happening!"

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  • Dutch

    Unfortunately they still haven't received the license renewal to operate the lake zipline. I'll keep you posted.

    3 · July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for following up with them Dutch.

      July 16, 2014

    • Dianne

      K - whenever it comes through I'm there!! I'm so happy we can do it again :)

      July 17, 2014

  • Samantha

    Hey group!
    Here is a Dropbox link to the photos I took on the weekend. It was nice meeting you all!!
    Samantha https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yvcao1o99q9tn51/AADYG1m64j8Y_Co28mN7X0HBa

    3 · July 1, 2014

  • Nicole

    Thanks Dutch for continuing to organize events that are really exciting!

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Dutch

    Thanks for coming out guys, that was was a great experience. I'm glad they had the sense the pull us out when they did. Water, trees, metal wires and lightning... now that's an adventure!

    If you haven't already done so please put your voucher in a safe place for next time. You will need it to climb again. I'll post a Sunday event with zip lining and a hike as soon as I get word that they have it up and running.

    I'm glad so many were able to make it out afterwards at Kelley's to eat, talk and watch an incredible game...

    GO NETHERLANDS!!!

    3 · June 30, 2014

    • Dianne

      Here's a thought for a future event??? A weekend at Horseshoe (Carriage Ridge)....Saturday Wasaga Beach or Rama (30 min. approx) and Sunday trekking......??

      1 · June 30, 2014

    • Danielle H.

      Sorry Dutch. i read just the last sentence and YEAH!

      July 1, 2014

  • Linda

    Hey guys I just tried tree top trekking in Stouffville. We were the first in and first out. Took an hour and a half to complete the course. A few different games than Brampton and a quarter mile long zip at the end. If you loved trekking as much as I did, give it a shot.

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Luly

    I'm updating some photos and videos on my instagram: luvlymurphy profile pic is a shadow, the most recent pics are from the treetop so will find me easily. I'll try tomorrow to upload them in here as well.

    1 · June 29, 2014

    • Luly

      With my iPhone, didn't want to risk my Nikon while hanging around, lol

      June 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That makes sense! If you would have answered "Nikon", I would have been very curious how did you manage to keep it safe, and keep yourself safe in the same time. :-)

      June 30, 2014

  • Ledda

    That was great fun :) and met many lovely new people! The Ziplining was a breeze compared to the challenging Treetop Trekking... the very first "tight wire" was the hardest, and the wooden slats were a challenge for someone with short legs like me! ha ha
    The very brief rain was pleasantly refreshing, and I was so grateful for all the shelter from the sun we had, amongst the tree tops, on such a hot day!! My biggest fear had been melting in the sub ;-) Look forward to going back for the extra hour and lake zipping!! Thanks Dutch for organising.

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Danielle H.

    So awesome!! Happy i did it, loking forward to going back there. Thank you Peter!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It rained so we have to go back but it was still an adventure!

    June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was such a nice event, thanks Dutch for making sure everything runs seamless. Really enjoyed the refreshing short summer rain, up in the trees, and looking forward to Part #2!

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a fun day !

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Liz

    What an awesome day! Flying through the air with the greatest of ease, amazing! And a truly lovely group of people. I can't wait for our next adventure.

    4 · June 29, 2014

  • Dianne

    Really enjoyed trekking...made it to the end of the 4th course. Look forward to going back and zipping across the lake. Perseverance paid off after 45 minutes - finally made it to Kelsey's, lol. Thank you Dutch for organizing this activity. I'd love to try some of the more advanced courses.

    3 · June 29, 2014

  • Lori N

    Soooo much fun! Loved the challenge. Can't give the wonderful staff there enough compliments for their professionalism and caring. Thanks for organizing this, Dutch.

    3 · June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope the weather forecast for rain won't affect us! This is a special activity.

    June 28, 2014

    • Linda

      I thought the rain added a challenging element. :-)

      4 · June 29, 2014

  • Linda

    I had my cake and ate it too. A great time zip lining at the lake with great people and then home in time to watch Netherlands win!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Laura

    Wished they had the lake zipline open but it was an amazing experience!

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Stefan M.

    Has anyone made it to the Kelseys? I think my GPS has the wrong directions

    June 29, 2014

  • Stefan M.

    I'm almost there

    June 29, 2014

  • Dianne

    Hi everyone....I still have room for one more in my car. I live at Yonge/401. I have no cell at the moment but should have it back by tomorrow. If you need a ride you can message me here for now.

    June 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      My cell is[masked], Ray

      June 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What is your cell number?

      June 29, 2014

  • Chantal

    Is anyone else going alone?

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Liz

      As am i.

      June 28, 2014

    • Lori N

      Me too

      June 28, 2014

  • Dutch

    Don't forget to bring cycling or gardening gloves. Apparently we'll need them. You don't need hiking boots just not super soft a soles.

    1 · June 28, 2014

    • Adrian

      I forgot gloves but survived without them ... no battle wounds :) The courses are mostly wire cables. Gloves probably would have been nice in a couple spots ... the humidity made for not-so-dry palms :o

      June 28, 2014

    • Adrian

      Re footwear ... You will be walking on wire cables, logs, slats, ropes, ladders, etc so I found my basic running shoes worked well ... some support, some flexibility :)

      June 28, 2014

  • Adrian

    Hey kids ... Just went today and a good time was had by all! Dutch, I'm slowly working on that fear of heights :) The blue heron is not operational (apparently the required equipment has not arrived) but you have the option of taking a rain check for it.

    June 28, 2014

  • Dianne

    So, I'm picking up at 8:30 a.m. at the Esso station just north of the 401, south of Sheppard on the west side of Yonge Street. I have room for one more if anyone else needs a ride.
    Just send me a quickie email and I'll respond.

    June 28, 2014

    • Kevin

      No, I will have 3 people in my car. I'm meeting the last person at 8:40am at the Esso station. I can move it up to 8:30, if that's when everyone else will be there

      1 · June 28, 2014

    • Dianne

      Oh that's great....I guess we'll all be there around the same time 8:30-8:40 - a good little carpooling spot for everyone to meet up -:)

      June 28, 2014

  • Pedram

    I'll also be driving and have room in my car in case anyone from the North York area still needs a ride. I can meet up at Yonge/Sheppard with the others also. Feel free to send me an email in case you need a ride.

    June 28, 2014

  • Dutch

    Some of us will be hanging around afterwards for a picnic in the conservation park afterwards if you'd like to join us. If you're carpooling and your drive doesn't have the same time schedule as you there will be plenty there who can give you a lift back. Don't forget to give the drive some cash to cover gas. Think $5 should do it. Don't wait for them to ask you for it as they are doing you a favour.

    1 · June 28, 2014

    • Dianne

      Yes, def. I'm in!!!!!

      June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like it might storm on Sunday, I hope it's later in the day when we are finished.

    June 27, 2014

    • Dutch

      Stefan... in a perfect world they say 3 hrs so we'll be done around 1... I suggest that people don't make plans too soon after an event just in case.

      June 27, 2014

    • Luly

      Even if it rains, it would be crazy fun!!!

      1 · June 27, 2014

  • Dutch

    If you're carpooling make sure you have each others cell numbers just in case.

    June 27, 2014

  • Laura

    For those coming with me, I'll meet you between 8:00-8:15am at the parking lot on the NE corner of Yonge and Davisville (not the one behind the Starbucks but the one behind the baby store)

    June 26, 2014

    • Laura

      Not sure, waiting for confirmation from another friend

      June 26, 2014

    • Danielle H.

      Thank you!!! see you behind the baby store at 8 am.

      June 26, 2014

  • Ligia

    I will be driving from Richmond Hill on Sunday. If anyone needs a ride from the north part of the city, please let me know.

    June 26, 2014

  • Joanne

    Ok does anyone have room in their car? I know I asked before and someone responded but I've been caught up in something and now I can't find the post.

    June 25, 2014

    • Kalani

      Hi Joanne, I think Kevin is gonna give you a ride. but if you still need one I can offer you a ride from Bathurst/ Lakeshore

      June 25, 2014

    • Joanne

      Yes I am all taken care of, Kevin just messaged me. Thank you.

      June 26, 2014

  • Linda

    Are we packing lunches or is there someplace we can go afterwards?

    June 25, 2014

  • Joe

    Hi! I'm offering to give a ride to someone from around Square One area, if needed.

    June 24, 2014

  • Luly

    Hi! Is anyone going from East Toronto or downtown that has an extra spot so I can get a ride?

    June 21, 2014

    • Susan C.

      In need of a ride as well!

      June 22, 2014

    • Luly

      Hi Liz! Mike already confirmed his location and it is pretty close to my place, so will be leaving with him. Thank you so much for the offer!! See you there! :)

      June 23, 2014

  • Luly

    So, this question might would be weird but: it would be a problem if at noon I stop on a tree for about 2 hours to watch Mexico's game?? Seriously! Hahha xD

    June 23, 2014

  • Laura

    Peter, the event states it starts at 10am, should we aim to be there around 9:30am? I believe it takes about an hour drive?

    June 23, 2014

  • Kalani

    Since Daniyal and Davey won't be coming I can give someone a ride from downtown if still anyone needs it

    June 18, 2014

    • Luly

      Where in downtown?

      June 21, 2014

    • Kalani

      Bathurst and LakeshoreBathurst an

      June 22, 2014

  • Kalani

    If anyone needs a ride from downtown (Toronto) to Brampton I can give you a ride...

    3 · May 31, 2014

    • Kalani

      Hi Joanne, I'm not sure where I want to meet you, and I don't know how far you live from me

      June 21, 2014

    • Mike

      I can also take two more ppl as well just email me if anything

      June 21, 2014

  • Sean.

    Approximately how long is this event?

    June 19, 2014

    • Dutch

      They say 3 hours but as you know... anything can happen. Plus there's the after party if you want to "hang" around...

      2 · June 19, 2014

    • Sean.

      I think I've learned by now not to make plans afterwards....

      June 19, 2014

  • Michael L.

    Paid through etransfer

    June 19, 2014

  • Liz

    PAID! It's been 11 years since my last zip line experience, so I can't wait for this. I live at Queen and Niagara, so if anyone needs a ride, let me know.

    June 19, 2014

  • Davey

    E-Transfer sent.

    This should be a lot of fun!

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Davey

      Hi Kalani. Sadly I can't go to this event now so a ride won't be required.

      June 18, 2014

    • Kalani

      I'll see you some other time then

      1 · June 18, 2014

  • Jacqui

    Will be enjoying Europe that weekend. Enjoy!

    June 18, 2014

  • Paras

    PayPal Payment Sent. This should be fun.

    June 17, 2014

  • Paras

    I see this meetup is full. Can I still join in?

    June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for offering this Dutch! I would like a ride from Keele & 401/Wilson. I am willing to come to you if you're close. Thanks!

    June 15, 2014

    • Dutch

      I'm all full but it looks like you're going with Dianne. See you there.

      June 16, 2014

  • Dianne

    Hi Libo....I signed up last week and driving. I live at Yonge and the 401 if you need a ride. If you still need a ride let me know. I can take 2 more.

    1 · June 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Dianne. Would you mind taking me from Keele and Wilson/401? Or I can come to you. Thanks!

      1 · June 15, 2014

    • Dianne

      Hi Ariola, no problem. I still have room in my car.

      June 15, 2014

  • Kevin

    I'm driving from Ajax across the 401. If anyone needs a lift that's close to the 401, let me know. I can take 3 people.

    June 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Kevin. Would you mind taking me from Keele & 401?

      June 15, 2014

    • Kevin

      Hi Ariola. Sounds like you're getting a lift with Dutch. If you still need a ride let me know. For the most part, i'm okay picking people anywhere along the 401

      June 15, 2014

  • Michelle P.

    I would love to do this but I'm out of town that week.

    June 14, 2014

  • NGUYEN L.

    Can you confirm that i just added up 2 more friends of mine. There are 3 tickets total

    June 14, 2014

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