Docstoc

Newsletter Jan-Mar 2011

Document Sample
Newsletter Jan-Mar 2011 Powered By Docstoc
					HALTON HILLS CHAPTER OF THE TORONTO BRUCE TRAIL CLUB
Newsletter #1, January to March 2011




ANNOUNCEMENTS


                                       Christmas Lunch: A group of 30 plus turned out for our
                                       annual Christmas Lunch at the St. George. Not too many
                                       turned out to hike as the weather was wet and the trail
                                       slippery.

                                       Maureen was presented with an album made up of
                                       photographs and memorabilia covering the 10 years of the
                                       Halton Hills Chapter. It was great to meet up with old and
                                       new friends.

                                       Thanks to McMasters Meats on Main Street, Georgetown for
                                       selling Bruce Trail calendars over the Christmas holidays and
                                       to Frances Walker for arranging this, keeping them supplied
                                       and collecting the money.

                                      Congratulations to all our keen photographers who submitted
                                      their "boot" pictures, thereby contributing to the large
donation from the KEEN Boot Company to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. We had a good turn-out at the presentation ceremony at
Limehouse.

HIKING PROGRAM:
Hike Guidelines:
Level 1: 2 - 3 km/hr, up to 8 km
Level 2: 3 - 4 km/hr, up to 15 km
Winter is here! Please remember to dress in layers for extra warmth and comfort. Bring Icers if you have them and water
and snacks to keep you energized. All hikes depend on reasonable weather conditions and participants must be ready for
cancellations and changes in routes and destinations. Unless stated otherwise, all hikes will meet at the usual place, the
parking lot between Zellers and the Medical Building, Georgetown Marketplace, off Guelph Street (Hwy.7) behind
Blockbuster Video and Kelsey's.

Sunday, January 16th
CANADA GOOSE & BROWN/BENTON
Level 1, 5 km carpool hike. Depart 10:00 a.m. Hike through the beautiful open hardwood forest of the Canada Goose Trail
and the treed fence lines of the Brown and the Benton farm properties.
Leader: Heinz Rusche 905 877-3298

Sunday, January 23rd
DUFF PITT SIDE TRAIL
Level 1, 6 km carpool hike. Depart 10:00 a.m. Hike along a ridge by the remains of a gravel quarry and through mature
woods by the old town reservoir.
Leader: Paul Vanhanen 905 877-1294
Sunday, January 30th
SCOTSDALE FARM
Level 1, 5-6 km. Depart 1:30 p.m. from the usual place, or meet us at the 8th Line entrance to Scotsdale Farm. Afternoon
loop hike in Scotsdale Farm.
Leader: Maureen Smith 905 873-9757 mosmith@cogeco.co

Saturday, February 5th
SPEYSIDE - AL SHAW SIDE TRAIL
Level 1, 6-8 km carpool hike. Depart 10:30 a.m. Hike through woods and fields and across rocky terrain.
Leader: Janet 519-853-1285

Saturday, February 12th
VALENTINES HIKE
Level 1, 6-8 km carpool hike. Depart 10:30 a.m. Hike along the Guelph Radial Trail.
Leader: Janet 519-853-1285

Sunday, February 20th
SILVER CREEK
Level 1, 5-6 km loop hike in the Silver Creek Valley. Depart 11 a.m. from the usual place or meet us on Fallbrook Trail at
27th Sideroad.
Leader: Maureen Smith 905 873-9757 mosmith@cogeco.co

Sunday, February 27th
LOCAL BRUCE TRAIL
Level 1, 6-8 km carpool hike. Depart 10:00 a.m. A hike on our Local Bruce Trail.
Leader: Paul Vanhanen 905 877-1294

Sunday, March 6th
GREAT ESKER
Level 1, 5 km carpool hike. Depart 10:00 a.m. A hike over the esker, a deposit of sand and gravel left behind by the
glaciers.
Leader: Heinz Rusche 905 877-3298

Sunday, March 13th Daylight Saving begins - turn your clock forward one hour.

Sunday, March 13th
TERRA COTTA
Level 1, 6 km. afternoon hike in the Terra Cotta area. Depart 1:30 p.m. usual place.
Leader: Maureen Smith 905 873-9757 mosmith@cogeco.co

Thursday, March 17th
CHILDREN'S HIKE
Special St. Patrick's Day Hike for Children - wear something green! We will explore the Silver Creek Conservation Area.
Phone or e-mail to register for this hike. We will meet at the Silver Creek Centre on Fallbrook Trail. Children must be
accompanied by an adult.
Leader: Maureen Smith 905 873-9757 mosmith@cogeco.co

Saturday, March 29th
LOCAL TRAIL
Level 1, 6-8 km carpool hike. Depart 10:00 a.m. Hike along local trails.
Leader: Janet 519-853-1285

WEDNESDAY HIKES
January 26; February 2, 9& 16; March 2, 9& 23.
Special note: No Wednesday hike on January 18, February 23 or March 16.
Slow paced, short hikes on local trails. Depart at 9:30 a.m. Join us for lunch at a local eatery.
Maureen Smith (905) 873-9757 haltonhillshikers@yahoo.ca

The Halton Hills Chapter is an affiliate of the Toronto Bruce Trail Club.

				
DOCUMENT INFO