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92. Old Baldy (S) (10 KM) (5/21/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 235304 Grey County Rd 13, Kimberley - 2 hours north of Toronto
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2022  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 20 2022 6:25:00 AM
Event Duration:3-5 hours (including 2.5 carpool ride each way)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Fletcher
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

By signing up for this event, you agree to, and acknowledge, the following:

  1. If you are vaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you have read and will follow the federal laws as per Government of Canada - Travel to Canada: Requirements for COVID- 19 vaccinated travellers Web site
  2. If you are unvaccinated and have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days, you are compelled by law to be in quarantine and cannot lawfully attend this event, as per the Federal Government’s website
  3. You will take and pass the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment on-line questionnaire. within 48 hours of the start of the event.
  4. Should this event involve a car pool, you will wear a face mask at all times when inside a vehicle


EVENT DETAILS

THE CARPOOL LEAVES SHEPPARD WEST STATION AT 8:30 AM

So, this is my first time leading this particular route with the TOC. I've led all the sections via other versions of this route 4 times previously.

Please bring a lunch and at least 1-2 Litres of water. We will stop for lunch at one of the lookouts

EVENT STATS

  • Distance: 10 KM
  • Terrain: Some rocky and muddy sections
  • Trail vs Road: 8km vs 2km
  • Elevation Range: 250 meters
  • Challenging Climbs of Note: 3 climbs of 25 meters & 1 climb of 250 meters
  • Largest Climb: There is one super difficult 250 meter climb at the beginning of the hike (like you will suffer and absolutely hate me)
  • Washrooms: None
  • Highlights: A couple 'beautiful views' of Beaver Valley - also a bakery right across the street from the parking lot for the end of the hike

    WARNING: I've rated this hike as a D3, primarily because of its length.
    I typically lead this hike as a 21 KM D4 doing the 250 m climb twice.
    So, I'm going to say this hike is not quite a D4, but the climb at the beginning is definitely much tougher than your average D3, so please be wary of that.

    Those willing to drive, will get first priority on the wait list, should they be needed.
    DRIVERS, WHEN YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE ANSWER THE CARPOOL QUESTION REGARDING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS YOU CAN TAKE IN YOUR CAR!!!

    Please be aware that the Toronto Outdoor Club has mandated masks to be worn during the carpool.

    For those of you choosing to meet at the event location, instead of the carpool, please ensure that you come on time

    I’ve set the maximum event count at 1 as I don’t want to add anyone to the event until I have enough carpool drivers to accommodate passengers.
    I will try accommodate up to 25-30 people.

    PRECAUTIONS AGAINST TICKS

  • Wear long pants.
  • Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs. Wear light coloured clothing to spot ticks more easily.
  • Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing.
  • Avoid tall grass.

    Check yourself for ticks immediately after the event, you can ask me for help for removal.
    When you get home, shower and do a full body check, if you find a tick, remove it with tweezers.
    If a tick is attached to your skin for less than 24 hours, your chance of getting Lyme disease is negligible.

    For more information, see Ticks


  • Required Items to Bring:
    • Hiking boots
    • 1 to 2 liters of Water
    • Snacks and lunch
    • Weather appropriate clothing
    • Mask for the carpool
    • $12.00 to $25.00 to cover the cost for the carpool
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • A smile
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:

    We'll meet in the parking lot of Mill Pond Park, which is across the street from the Kimberley General Store, located at 235304 Grey County Rd 13 in Kimberley - 44°23'07.1"N 80°32'11.0"W -
    Google is a bit weird with this address, so I'd use the Kimberley General Store as your refence, but we'll park in the lot of Mill Pond Park.

    Please note that my event directions are from SHEPPARD WEST STATION.
    To change the map to options that better suit you, please click "MORE OPTIONS" link the 'Driving Directions' map (below) and then you can add your own address into the search.

    • Leaving Sheppard West - take the Allen Road south to the 401.
    • Travel west along Highway 401 to Highway 410 (15 KM)
    • Merge with Highway 410 and follow it North for approx. 131 km (NOTE: HWY 410 will eventually turn into HWY 10)
    • Upon entering the town of Flesherton, turn right (East) at the traffic light onto Grey County Road 4 for 4 KM.
    • Turn left (north) onto Beaver Valley Rd/Grey County Rd 13 for 12 KM.
    • Once in the town of Kimberley, turn right into the parking lot for Mill Pond Park. Should the lot be full, there is free street parking in Kimberley.

    POTENTIAL WASHROOM STOP
    Superburger, on the Northwest corner of HWY 10/89 is a great place to stop, with multiple washrooms.
    There are a few coffee shops in Flesherton, but typically you have to buy something in order to use their washrooms.
    Also, the Beaver Valley Lookout typically has outhouses.

    INTERACTIVE DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
    By clicking on the blue writing below that reads "MORE OPTIONS" , you can input your own location into google maps and then use the directions provided to get to the location in the easiest way possible.

    MAP OF PARKING AREA

    PICTURE OF MEETING LOCATION

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $71.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.238, effective Wednesday, July 6, 2022). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.

    Notes:

    Please ensure that you check the 'TTC service updates website' for any potential closures.

    Please arrive on time, I will turn off my cell phone once the hike begins.


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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
    Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!