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Treetop Trekking, Zip-lining and Optional Picnic

As we have enough interest, this is confirmed for August 19th.

If you wish to pay by methods other than PayPal, please e-mail me.

For those who haven't done this before, treetop trekking involves moving from tree to tree on suspended platforms. Zip-lining involves sliding down a line (in a harness). These are all safe as you are attached to safety lines. If you were to fall, you would not be held responsible for damage to the platforms or for the tree branches that break off when you come tumbling down.

There are a few restrictions:The maximum waist measurement of the harness is 110cm (43 inches) and the leg loops (which go around the top of your thighs) measure 70 cm (27 inches). If your statistics are close to or exceed these figures there is a possibility you may not fit in a harness and therefore will not be able to participate on the Treetop courses. (Waist measurements should be taken above the belly button; males weighing 250 lbs (113 kilos,) and females size 18+ are likely to be in this category). In short, maximum weight is 250lbs, minimum height is 4'7", and maximum height is 6'4" (see also http://treetoptrekking.com/barrie-faq.html).

Getting there: We have enough people offering to carpool, so I won't hire a bus. Closer to the date, I will co-ordinate rides. There is a suggested contribution of around $20 per passenger for gas (to be finalized).

The Agenda for the Day: We should leave Toronto around 9:15 am, to arrive at the site at around 10:30 - 11:30 am. There is about 1 hour of preparation, after which we are taken to the trees, where we spend around 3 hours trekking and zip-lining. You can do as much or as little as you please. (Please note that participants may look different from those shown in the photographs - one of them will look like myself).

What to wear: It will almost certainly be warm, so wear comfortable clothing in which you can move freely. Wear sturdy shoes (open-toed shoes and sandals are not recommended). Although not necessary, you may bring gloves if you wish.

Picnic afterwards: I thought we would be a little hungry afterwards, so I thought a picnic would be welcomed. For the picnic afterwards,bring your own picnic lunch (and snacks to share if you are in a generous mood). We should have the use of benches and tables, but if you prefer to sit on the grass, bring a blanket on which to sit. Bring lots of drinking water (preferably in a reusable container - lets try to be Green!).

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  • Sally

    Anand never fails us.... another FUN day with great company and water melon ;) A new adventure with challenge. Thanks so much Anand.

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic activity and company! Thanks Anand for organizing and for your great negotiating skills. Looking forward to going back!

    August 20, 2012

  • Wallace L.

    Great event... Thanks Anand for his exceptional organization and negotiating skills. Cheers from Howard.

    August 20, 2012

  • Virgie

    Cool activity and nice company

    August 20, 2012

  • Janaki

    Thanks Anand for organising it.......I had a great time meeting nice people especially Adnan and Howard !!!

    August 20, 2012

  • Avijeet P.

    I give it 5 Stars...excellent trails with added levels of complexities...the rain added to the sense of adventure...met some very interesting people...on the whole it turned out to be a FUN day!
    ps. Anand, this was a really good idea. Thx for organizing this event & sharing watermelons as well.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun!

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Directions to Horseshoe Resort

    From the South:

    - take Highway 400N to exit 117, Horseshoe Valley Road

    - stay right when exiting so that you a travelling East on Horseshoe Valley Road

    - Horseshoe Resort is about 5 km down Horseshoe Valley Road on the right hand side

    From the North:

    - take Highway 400S to exit Regional Road 22/ Horseshoe Valley Road

    - turn left onto Horseshoe Valley Road so that you are travelling East

    - Horseshoe Resort is about 5 km down Horseshoe Valley Road on the right hand side

    August 18, 2012

  • Me

    Anyone from markham/richmond hill wants to carpool?

    August 9, 2012

    • Sally

      count me in, pls.

      August 9, 2012

  • Avijeet P.

    I've atleast 2 Sppots (Vaughan)...Anand is co-ordinating the logistics...pls. contact him if you need a ride with me. Thx.

    August 9, 2012

  • Virgie

    Driver leaving from downtown 3 spots remaining

    August 2, 2012

    • Virgie

      Cool. Much Better. OK Kelly see you at 9am. I will hanging around after for the picnic.

      August 3, 2012

    • Virgie

      Car is full

      August 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me and my bad math - I forgot to include a Paypal fee. However, if we get 20 people, I get a slightly better rate which pays for this fee. Otherwise, consider yourselves lucky for not being charged extra!

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Anand! How much of the $62 fee is considered to be a deposit?

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jenn, The Treetop Trekking company will refund 50% of your deposits if you cancel 4 days before the event. After that, they do not offer a refund. They still climb if it rains (actually it's more fun that way). If there is the risk of thundershowers, they will hold your deposit for climbing another day (they don't climb if there is the risk of thundershowers). See also http://treetoptrekking.com/barrie-features-courses.html

    August 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a rain date? If the event gets cancelled for weather related reasons, I am wondering how refunds work. I'm new to this!

    August 2, 2012

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Your organizer's refund policy for Treetop Trekking, Zip-lining and Optional Picnic

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 6 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: The organization offers a 50% refund if you cancel. This is what I would get back from them, and this is what I will offer to you if you cancel before 14th August (see http://treetoptrekking.com/barrie-faq.html). After this, I am unable to offer a refund.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

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