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Hike at Crawford Lake

We are starting our spring schedule, and we have a hike for the first weekend in April!

Crawford Lake

There is not a lot of parking in the area, so carpooling from Yonge and York Mills is a very good idea.

Check out the HPHC website for more information.

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  • Susan K.

    Great experience! Enjoined very much.

    April 7, 2013

  • Suneela

    Awesome hike. Thanks Debbie and Howard.

    April 7, 2013

  • Darlene G.

    Sorry, got a name wrong. Thanks Howard.

    April 7, 2013

  • Darlene G.

    Great day. Perfect weather. Thanks Debbie and Walter

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The hike was awesome - very scenic and a nice mix of easy and more challenging terrain.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't Sachin click on "Crawford" lake link to get directions to Twiss Rd. parking area and start hike at 11a.m. with group? That was my plan as I am coming from Burlington. Regards.

    April 7, 2013

    • Debbie M

      North on Guelph Line, west on Conservation, south on Twiss Road - look for the dip in the road and cars!

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jonathan. I did a 6k hike yesterday and must admit my legs are a little tired so I don't know what I was thinking last night about trying a hike twice as long so soon. I'm sure I could handle it but now that I'm 58 and hopefully a little wiser than I once was I feel that I should listen to my older body and ignore my mind that still thinks its 21.So regretfully I'll have to pass on today(sounds like a great hike) but thank you for the information and I definitely want to join and take part in the future. Thanks again.

    April 7, 2013

  • Sachin

    Hi, Whats the meeting point if you're coming directly to Crawford lake ?

    April 6, 2013

    • Debbie M

      You would have to meet us at lunch time (12:30 or 1:00) at the visitor center lower level. It's over $5 to park inside the park.

      April 7, 2013

  • Aurora

    Worked late last night... too tired to come, need more rest

    April 7, 2013

  • Darlene G.

    I live north of high park and I drive. I have room for 3 people. If you live in the west end and would like to carpool, please call me. [masked]-6335. I do need to know the address or description of the Bruce trail parking lot we are meeting at. thx

    April 5, 2013

    • Suneela

      Hi! Susan, not sure whether you spoke to Darlene. I am meeting her at Jane station at 10 am. There are two more seats available so you can join us .

      April 7, 2013

    • Susan K.

      Thanks.I'd checked the time,its just on time.See you there.

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would it be possible to hitch a ride from York Mills with anyone?

    April 7, 2013

    • Jonathan

      just show up at the passenger pick up point at 10am and we will arrange a seat on the spot.

      April 7, 2013

  • Richard

    Hi, I've come down with a terrible head cold and think I should stay put tomorrow in order to shake it :( disappointing...thanks again, Matt (the first Matt!) for the offer of a lift; hope our paths cross sometime on a future hike...have fun, everybody!

    April 6, 2013

  • Yassar

    Hi,

    I'm new to the group and looking forward to meeting everyone! I will be driving directly there from the west end of the city (high park area). I have room in my car for three people if anyone needs a ride.

    April 4, 2013

    • Yassar

      Sure. I think there is a Walmart at keele and Lawrence. I can pick you up there around 10am. I drive a red Mazda 3. I'm not sure if I will be able to give you a ride back home though as I would like to finish the hike. I guess it will depend on timing.

      April 6, 2013

    • Steve

      Yassar, thanks for the offer,but I would need a rider back and there doesn't seem to be enough time.

      April 6, 2013

  • Steve

    HI, new to group , I'm thinking of going , would i be back by 3:00 pm if i drove or car pooled from the west end ( Keele and Lawrence) ?

    April 6, 2013

    • Jonathan

      @Alex: your take is correct.

      April 6, 2013

    • Howard G.

      Steve, I doubt very much that you would be back by 3:00pm. Hikes usually end sometime around 4:00pm

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rainy day

    April 5, 2013

    • Jonathan

      don't worry about rain forecast... during the spring, there are often light rain in the morning. But by the time we start hiking, the temperature would have risen enough to keep the rest of the day dry. We have seen it too often -- people wake up to a dull day and decided to back out, only to regret it when the sun shines by 11 am. Unless the forecast is for torrential rain, I would bring a poncho and come along. Enjoy!

      2 · April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's my old training trail for bruce trail hike leaders, I am a former hike leader. People should pack a bit of warm and some rain gear.

      1 · April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trail conditions are mixed, so be prepared for mud, ice and clear.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Matt

    Look forward to the first spring hike. Will arrive ourselves at 11am

    April 6, 2013

  • HansM

    Hi

    April 6, 2013

  • Susan K.

    Thanks. So happy to meet a hiking group. I believe what Martha said, just go to Young and York Mills.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Sara

    I would like a ride from York Mills. I'm coming from Thornhill.

    April 1, 2013

    • Ruth

      I find this part about drivers and passengers a little disorganized. In my experience with other groups too, the leader always managed this. I think there should be only one or two points for the drivers to meet up. This for security too because not everybody knows each other. Anyway, I hope everybody gets a ride and do that nice hike.

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Martha B

      I think Ruth makes a very good point. Yonge and York Mills is an excellent meeting point, easily accessible by subway and plenty of parking. There's no need to arrange ten other pickup spots, and security is an excellent point. If you're not sure if you have a ride, or you have room in your car and don't know who is going with you, just go to Yonge and York Mills and we will sort it out. I've done this for years and there are always rides to share.

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • Sarah

    I will need a ride at Yonge and Don Mills

    April 5, 2013

    • Martha B

      Do you mean the Yonge and York Mills meeting point? If you do, I have a extra space since Anna dropped out.

      April 5, 2013

  • Suneela

    Hi! I will need a ride please and I can meet at a subway station. Thanks

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am driving from Kitchener, could I know the start of the hike location (the parking lot at crawford lake) and the distance we are hiking that day.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have room for two people if anyone is interested.

    April 3, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Dear hikers, Unfortunately a family matter has arisen as well. Thanks June and the rest of you for your kindness. See you on the 14th.

    April 3, 2013

  • Martha B

    Anna has just cancelled so I have room for one hiker in my car. Any takers?

    April 3, 2013

  • Anjana

    1) What time does the hike end approximately? 2) Is there a time & address where we can join the meetup at Crawford Lake?

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am driving from Kitchener, anyone in that area I can offer a lift, otherwise see you there.

    April 2, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Thanks June. See you then at the station.

    April 2, 2013

  • June

    There seems to be a huge amount of chatter about carpooling. It seems to work out folks. I will be at Yonge an York Mills with my car. I have room for 3 people and will take anyone who hasn't made prior arrangements.

    March 24, 2013

    • June

      yes

      April 1, 2013

    • Maria Victoria E.

      I am wondering if I am riding with you, June. Cell[masked]

      April 1, 2013

  • Rick

    I will need ride please . Rick[masked]

    April 1, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    May I ride with you Beth?

    March 24, 2013

    • June

      yes see you both at York Mills...Red Audi

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in going, I do drive but I am driving from Waterloo / Kitchener.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can also offer a ride to anyone interested. Will drive to York Mills subway station - coming from Richmond Hill.

    If no one needs a ride, can I ride with someone, if possible? Wouldn't
    want to travel alone to the meeting point, which I'm not sure where it is (first time hiker with this group).

    April 1, 2013

  • KB

    Can offer a ride for 2-3 people from Royal York Subway station. Please send a private message.

    April 1, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Hi hikers,

    I will be at the station on Sunday. Thanks in advance for anyone taaking me. Cheers,


    MV

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be joining you in parking lot at Crawford Lake as I live in Burlington.

    March 29, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    I am sure June will!

    March 25, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Hi everyone,

    At this point I am not sure if I have a ride or not. I will show up at Yonge and York Mills anyways. The worst that could happen is that I have to come back home. See you all there. Cheers,MV

    March 24, 2013

  • Ruth

    I need a ride too!!

    March 23, 2013

    • Ruth

      Not yet, Beth. I don't want to go there that Sunday morning without being sure there is space for me.

      March 24, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Yes Matt, I need it. Thanks a lot.

    March 22, 2013

    • Maria Victoria E.

      I think I am confused. It seems I do not have a ride with you after all, right?

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Maria, yup, Yonge and York Mills.

      March 23, 2013

  • Richard

    I'll need a ride too, if anyone has an extra space at this point.
    Thanks!

    March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Richard, thats very kind of you . I was just trying to be fair on a first come basis of whoever needed a ride.
      Maria, if you still need a ride, let me know.

      March 21, 2013

    • Howard G.

      Just show up at Yonge and York Mills people. There is room for three passengers in my car.

      March 22, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Yes indeed, I am stuck for a ride. Please someone take me!!!!!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a car so if anyone has a seat available that would be great

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, New to the group, I am looking forward to meeting everyone. I have room to take three people if anyone needs a ride.

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Vivian,

      For sure.....Just have room for one more if anyone needs a ride.

      March 19, 2013

    • Vivian

      Thanks Matt!

      March 20, 2013

  • Maria Victoria E.

    Hi Matt, May I ride with you. I am in Etobicoke. If you could take me where would we meet?

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Maria....I am sorry, Richard just snuck in before you. I am taking 2 others as well and don't have any more room. Blame it on Richard...Just kidding Richard.

      March 20, 2013

  • Martha B

    Right now I have room for three passengers! Let me know if you want a ride!

    March 14, 2013

    • Anna

      Thank you!!!

      March 14, 2013

    • Tom P.

      Oh! Thanks Martha! See you there!

      March 16, 2013

  • Vivian

    Ah just read from Howard's website, does anyone leave from Kipling Subway station?

    March 15, 2013

  • Ruth

    I 'm wondering how are the drivers and passengers at carpool organized and how much is the ride for each passenger?

    March 14, 2013

  • Vivian

    I can either take 3 ppl with me (I live on lake shore west) or join an existing carpool.

    March 15, 2013

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