March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013

HIKE AT GLEN HAFFY CONSERVATION AREA

Timing:

10:00 am, Saturday, February 16 (1.5-2 hrs)

 
Description:

Join us for a late winter hike on the Bruce Trail near Mono Mills. We will enjoy an interesting variety of scenery, as the trail passes by mature woods, open parkland, reforestation plantations, water reservoirs, & farm fields. Our hike will take us into the most northerly & westerly headwaters of the Main Humber River, almost 30 kms northwest of Kleinburg (as the crow flies).

The hike will descend into a wooded ravine, pass by a reservoir, and follow the Humber River for a short distance before crossing over by bridge. The trail then climbs through cedars, before crossing Hwy 9 to enter Glen Haffy Conservation Area where we will continue south on the main Bruce Trail for another 4 km until reaching Coolihans Side Road. Return will be along the Glen Haffy Side Trail in a northwesterly direction, before climbing up the Niagara Escarpment slope back to our starting point.

The terrain will be variable, at times hilly. Hiking boots are a must, and strap-on traction devices (icers) may be useful depending on trail conditions.

Be sure to bring a lunchwater.

Shorter distance option:  please contact the hike leader (see below) if you wish to make prior arrangements to drop out at an earlier stage of the hike.

HIKE LEADER:   

Doreen Smith is a very experienced hiker on the Bruce Trail and many other trails in Ontario & overseas, and a long-time HVHTAK board member who has led many hikes for our members & guests.

Contact info:  doreensmith AT rogers DOT com   905 851 0786 (cell 416 801 4020)

 
Hike Leader(s):

Doreen Smith is a very experienced hiker on the Bruce Trail and many other trails in Ontario & overseas, and a long-time HVHTAK board member who has led many hikes for our members & guests.

Contact info:  doreensmith AT rogers DOT com   905 851 0786 (cell 416 801 4020)

 
Directions:
  • From Kleinburg, take Hwy 27 or Hwy 50 north to Hwy 9.
  • Go west on Hwy 9 to Airport Rd, and turn right to go north for about 1.5 km to the 7th Line (on right hand / east side of Airport Rd).
  • There is a sign for Bruce Trail parking.
 

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