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Iroquoia Bruce Trail Official End to End 2017
2017 Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club Official End to End
The annual Iroquoia Club End to End consists of four hikes over two weekends and will take place on October 14, 15 and October 21, 22, 2017. The section is approximately 122.5 km. long and each hike averages 30 km. or more with one being 27.2. This is a challenging, but richly rewarding series of hikes. Buses will depart at 7:00 am sharp at predetermined locations. The hikes takes place 'rain or shine'.
A bus will take all participants to the start of the hike. Space is limited to the number of people on the bus. Volunteers will be at “check points” with water and snacks along the way. There is no leader. The hike will be completed independently and at your own pace, but it is expected that participants will be able to finish by 5:00 pm.
The registration fee is $45 for all four hikes, or $15 per day that you wish to hike. The fee covers the cost of transportation, entry to Mount Nemo Conservation Area for two days, snacks and receiving a Waterfall badge for those who complete all four hikes.
The first weekend meeting location is at Mount Nemo Conservation Area (overflow parking area), 5317 Guelph Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X6. Check in is at 7:00 am. with buses departing at 7:30 am.
The second weekend meeting location is Mohawk 4 Ice Centre, 710 Mountain Brow Blvd. Hamilton, ON L8T 5A9. Check in is at 7:00 am. with buses departing at 7:30 am.
When registering for part of the event please make sure you select the exact day/s you are going.
Please register and pay online.
How much does it cost?
Fees: Full event - Hike all four days: $45 includes bus transfers, parking at Mount Nemo, check-point treats and water and badge.
Hike any one of the four days: $15 includes bus transfers and check-point treats and water.
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. THERE WILL BE NO CHEQUES OR CASH ACCEPTED ON ANY DAY OF THE EVENT.
For more information visit http://www.iroquoia.on.ca/index.php/hiking/end-to-end/ or contact Suzanne Macpherson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or after September 1 by phone (905) 331-7317.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Each weekend you will have a different meeting point, you will be sent the details upon registration. We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes early to check-in. The buses will leave promptly at 7:30 am to take you to your starting point. These are self-guided hikes. You simply follow the white blazes and other hikers in the event. There will be a "Sweep" who will be identifiable. Do not fall behind the Sweep. The trail will lead you back to your car. If leaving the trail for a "comfort" stop, please let another hiker and/or the Sweep know.
What can I bring into the event?
There are check points along the way where you can refill a water bottle and get a snack but we suggest you carry both as everyone's needs are different. Should you be unable to complete the day's hike you must stop ONLY at a check point where a volunteer will take you back to your vehicle. No dropouts between checkpoints.
Following is a list of what you should carry in your pack. These are only suggestions.
Food and water
Small personal first aid kit
Maps for the day’s hike
Flashlight, Cell phone and emergency numbers (of the organizers and sweeps)
A card carrying your medical information (i.e. Doctor and phone number, medications you may be taking, an emergency contact number.)
Foil emergency blanket.
How long will the hikes take?
Hikes may take 5-7 hours each day, depending on your hiking experience. Wear comfortable footwear as the hike covers some very rough and hilly terrain. Hiking poles are a good idea The hike takes place 'rain or shine'. Be prepared with appropriate clothing.
Can I bring my dog?
No dogs, please.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Event Co-ordinator (after September 1st, 2017): Suzanne Macpherson email:email@example.com or phone: 905-331-7317.
What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds. The event takes place 'rain or shine'.