Hike Leader: Debbie McDermott
Please check our schedule for updates: http://hphc.ca/Schedule.html .
(please be patient... the full 2014 schedule is coming.)
Directions and trip detail:
401 west to Campbellville Road exit. Go south on Guelph Line (watch your speed, most places it's only 60 kph). The road will twist around and pass Lowville Park. As you are almost out of Lowville, you'll come to the cross section Britannia Road. Turn right (west). Go about l l/2 kilometers and as you get to the top of a hill look for Blind Line on the left. Turn left onto Blind Line - then you will have to turn around and find a place to park on the shoulder of the road facing Brittania.
Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/pBB8O
We will hike down into the valley on the Bruce Trail, then take the River and Ruins side trail, stopping to visit the ruins. We'll leave the trail to walk beside the river (spectacular with the Spring run off) to Lowville Park, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will hike back to the River and Ruins trail and continue on, looping back to the Bruce Trail. We will cross the river and hike up to Twiss Road Kilbride for the view, then hike back to the cars. On the way home, anyone who wants to can stop at Kelsey's - just off the highway in Milton - for refreshments.
Note: The trail right now is very icy in spots and hiking down the hills will be treacherous. Please wear appropriate footwear and if you have icers, PUT THEM ON! Hiking stick or poles also a good idea.
Please bear in mind... the weather is still cold.
You should wear layered clothing, bring gloves, hiking stick, poncho (or something to sit on at lunch), gaiters, and plenty of energy snacks.
You don't need to request a carpool seat ahead of time. Simply show up before 10am and we will arrange one on the spot.
What to bring: http://hphc.ca/WhatToBring.html
Hiking Etiquette http://www.hphc.ca/HikeEtiquette.html
Rating Hikes: http://hphc.ca/HikeRating2.html
As noted, we usually go for a refreshment after the hike. Sometimes we even stay for dinner. This is not compulsory, but it does add to the fun. I would like to extend an invitation to all the hikers: whether you are a drivers or a passenger, when you sign up for the hike, please plan on joining us for some social afterwards. If you must rush back to Toronto, please make it known at carpool time, so that we can group the drivers and passengers together.
Our membership form is not up on the internet yet. We are working on it.
Hiking is a dangerous activity; each participant agrees to assume his/her own risks. If you are new to hiking, please start with a Level 1 hike. Hike leader's decision is final.
See you on the trail.