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Spring Hike - Jumpingpound Loop

This is a great spring hike and although we have had a few nice spring days be prepared for early spring trail conditions including ice, mud and snow.  There is a great spot for lunch at the top of the loop, picnic tables included so we can't ask for more.  The hike is approximately 9 km with an elevation gain of 300m. No Dogs Please.


What you will need:

- Bring lunch, snacks and 2 litres of water

- Large garbage bag to sit on or put your pack on at lunch to keep dry

Equipment Requirements:

- Over the ankle waterproof hiking boots with good tread - mandatory

- Hiking poles (strongly suggested but optional)

- Gaitors (optional but will keep pant bottoms dry and clean)

- Icers - optional but recommended (traction devices for your boots such as Micro Spikes or Yaktrax)

- A rain coat and an extra coat or sweater in case it is chilly

- Clean dry shoes to wear home and a plastic bag for your possibly muddy hiking boots (be considerate of the carpool drivers and keep the mud out of their cars)

ALL TRIPS ARE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER CONDITIONS SO THE MORNING OF THE TRIP PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE TO MAKE SURE THE TRIP ISN'T CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. We will meet at Shouldice Arena Parking Lot north end by 16 Ave, there will be a carpooling fee of $10 per person paid to your driver, please have correct change. For those who don't mind taking their car please indicate as a comment when you RSVP. This will be a full day trip with us arriving back at Shouldice late afternoon. We will leave within 5 minutes of the posted meeting time, please come 10 minutes early. If you have a problem and need to let me know you are on your way my phone is[masked]-1355.

By registering for this hike, you signify that you're aware of the risks associated with nature hiking and are aware of your physical limits and how they relate to this particular event. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your safety (although we’ll all do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound) and don’t hold the organizer of the hike or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

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  • Jeanne

    Thanks Sharon and thanks for posting the photos!

    April 21, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    We should have call it a Winter Hike, this area was part of the area hit by the snow storm yesterday and we hiked in 6 - 8 inches of snow all trip sometimes more but it was a great day.. no wind and we even saw the sun for a bit. We stopped at the campground at the top of the loop and had lunch in the camp kitchen there. Thanks to Naima for building us a nice fire in the fireplace:). Thanks to all who attended, great job... this group of hikers is fit and ready to hit the trail for hiking season!

    April 21, 2013

  • Lorraine H.


    April 20, 2013

  • Ruth F.

    Hope you enjoy... As I am still in the waiting list I have opted to join another hike tomorrow. Have fun!

    April 20, 2013

  • Alanna

    I forgot about my sister in-law's birthday being the same day. Have fun everyone!

    April 20, 2013

  • Heather O.

    I can drive, and take two additional passengers. I leave from NE and take stony across the city. I could pick up from northern ctrain stations or communities.

    Side question - Why no dogs?

    April 20, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Sorry work committment - have a great hike

    April 19, 2013

  • Bunny

    I got a bad cold and will not be able to join you. Have fun!

    April 19, 2013

  • Ruth F.

    I am very interested in Joining this hike... So hoping anyone unable to attend will cancel by tomorrow or even Saturday morning. I appreciate as much planning time as allows.... Happy hiking if I don't make the cut.... Cheers..

    April 18, 2013

  • Ev T.

    Sorry cant make it after all but thank you for including NW in your itineraries!

    April 15, 2013

  • George

    Riding with Anne.

    April 13, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Will be driving with George

    April 13, 2013

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