What we're about

This group is for you if you are looking for an EXTREMELY friendly, incredibly diverse group of people to get outdoors with. We don't take our hikes too seriously, but we do hike seriously if you get my drift. You can expect a challenging hike one week, followed by a longer hike the next. I try to mix it up both in and outside the GTA.

We typically hike 3-4 hours every Sunday and explore different trails in and within 1.5 hours of Toronto. When we can, we grab a bite after the hike. While I am the organizer, I tend to get lost so our navigator Mohammed leads the way!
We also throw in a few overnight camping weekends and socials. Be forewarned. We are known for some really good parties and fun socials.

See you on Sunday!

NOTE: WAIVER:
When you join and participate in a These Boots are Made For Hiking group event, that is organized by volunteers, you are in full recognition and appreciation of the dangers and risks inherent in all activities and discharge all volunteers, members and other participants from and against any and all claims, demands, actions for costs, expenses or damages to personal property, personal injury or death which may result from your participation in these activities.
(You also understand that this Waiver of liability binds your heirs, executors, administrators from any lawsuits against These Boots Are Made For Hiking in case of injury and/or death )
Your participation recognizes that these activities may be hazardous, and participation is solely at your own risk, and you assume full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages. You recognize and understand that These Boots are Made for Hiking activity and organizers are volunteers, and do not necessarily have professional qualifications to lead their activities to industry standards.
You are also affirming you are in good health and at an appropriate level of physical fitness and physical capability to participate in any and all activities that you participate in.
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Please follow all government Covid-19 rules and recommendations. PLEASE BRING A MASK.

  1. These Boots Are Made for Hiking is a private group. Attending events is voluntary by you as a member. Participation in any activity with us is at your own risk. We recommend groups of ten, and participants keep their distance.

  2. By joining this event as a member you agree to indemnify and hold harmless its organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, event hosts, and other members from all claims or liability of every type (including court costs and legal fees) for injury or death to any person or for damage to property, loss of personal property or any other wrongful act arising out of or relating to your participation as a member. This agreement applies to you and to other persons (as your guests) who may accompany you in these endeavors.

  3. You also agree to hold the organizers as well as other group members harmless. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer, co-organizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts.
    Where possible events will be outdoor!
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Upcoming events (4+)

This is not camping. It's House Boating! A weekend away!

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This is a different kind of weekend.
We have two boats with R&R houseboats - one that sleeps 10 and one that sleeps 20.
The boat that sleeps 10 has a water slide and a barbecue. The boat that can accommodate 20 has a hot tub, fire pit and slide.

I look at it like camping on the water. So lets try it! (This is another one of those situations where you buddy up with your closest stranger.)

The cost per person for the weekend is $170.00
We can moor in the middle of the lake at night or at the dock. There will be a designated driver from both groups - apparently its not hard.
There are only 30 spots - actually 29 if I count myself, then it will be first come first served.

1. sign up
2. There will be a two day window to submit payment - July 17 and 18

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We Need a Wee bit of a Challenge! 3 Sisters Trails

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So we are Hiking the Hockley Heights and side trail- Three Sisters. It's rated hard, high and hellish! LOL

It has an elevation gain of 944.6...the side trail is only 3.6 miles but we will aim for 15 -21 km of rough terrain....nothing we can't handle but we will be adaptable based on the trail conditions.
Bring lunch, good footwear and layers.
BE ON TIME!!!!! PLEASE.
Here's the thing.
It's a hard hike. So, if you want to push yourself, DO come out. But if you are into a casual day with us lovely people perhaps sit this one out and we will see you the following week.
Location:
Meetup at the Bruce trail parking lot, on the opposite side of the road and not far from the Black Birch Restaurant.
The nearest Googleable address is[masked] Hockley Rd, Mono, ON L9W 6N1

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We Are Walking El Camino de Santiago-the French Walk but we are in Spain.

UPDATE 4: Super excited!!!!
Hi all. Well we had a few bumps but it was our first zoom call.
Here is the gist of it.
1. These boots hikers book their tickets to arrive in Madrid on Saturday October 29
(Sherry meets you at the airport in the Madrid, cause she is coming from Egypt.)
2. We spend one night in Madrid then hop on the train to go to the starting point for us in Sarria. The train ride is approx. 4-6 hours and costs approx. $83.OO euros. return.
3. We spend one night in Sarria, the we start trekking Monday October 31 - starting at 6am.
4. We fly out or you can continue touring spain after Saturday.
5. Tickets should be booked by August 22. (I can't book accommodations without knowing how many people are firm!)

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Additional points.
a) We have a whats app group for those flying from Toronto to Madrid. (The goal is to have as many people flying together as possible)
b) The whatsapp group is run by Madhu.
c) To get into the whats app group we are collecting $50. that goes to your accommodation. Please send this to [masked] Why are we doing this? Because this is a sign of your commitment.

NEXT ZOOM CALL: Tuesday August 7:30
Login details are coming
Please if you are serious about coming please ensure you are on this call.

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Here is the itinerary for the walk.
A. Monday - Sarria to Portomarin -
Distance - 22 km/13,6 mi ● Time - 5-6 hours
We head off with back packs and sleeping bags and start walking 111 kms averaging 20 kms a day. Its an easy hike but hard because you are carrying your wordly belongings.
B. Tuesday-Portomarin to Palas de Rei
Distance - 25 km/15,5 mi ● Time - 5-6 hours
C. Wednesday - Palas de Rei to Arzua
Distance - 29 km/18 mi ● Time - 6-7 hours
D. Thursday - Arzua to O Pedrouzo
Distance - 20 km/12,4 mi ● Time - 4-5 hours
E. Friday - Stage 5. O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela
Distance - 20 km/12,4 mi ● Time - 4-5 hours

Fly out Sunday November 6!

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Nothing Better than a hike in Quebec and a drink at the ICE HOTEL!

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Bonjour! Retiens la date s'il te plait. Nous allons à l'hôtel de glace.
Translation! Hold the date!
We are going to hike and visit the ice hotel in Quebec.
We will be travelling by bus, and and staying overnight.
Details are coming.

Past events (88)

The Word is out..it's a latin party. - Ashbridges Bay!

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