April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015

HIKE ON HVHT: PALGRAVE TO CASTLEDERG

Timing: 9:30 am, Saturday, April 25 (2.5 hrs)
Description:  (8 km, moderate pace)

This hike will take us along the northern half of the Humber Valley Heritage Trail (Caledon/Bolton section). We will begin our spring season journey at HVHT trailhead where it intersects with the Trans-Canada Trail (see Directions below for car shuttle info). Because of road closures to the south this year, we will not have the option of hiking the entire trail as we have had in previous years.

Spring has come late in 2015, but it’s finally here and in a couple of weeks we should be able to spot early wildflowers that are just coming into bloom…

The rolling topography of the trail setting is typical of the Oak Ridges Moraine landscape. We will wind our way through forests & meadows, cross a series of small bridges over streams, climb hills & descend into valleys…and if you are lucky, snap photos of wildlife!

Wear sturdy shoes/boots & sun hat, and consider taking a wind/rain jacket. Don’t forget to bring water, a snack, and your camera. Well-behaved dogs on leash are most welcome..

Hike Leader(s): Bob Slack has led many hikes for Bruce Trail Conservancy and HVHTA, and never tires of taking people along the Humber Valley trail..
Directions: We will meet on Castlederg Road (just west of Hwy 50, between Humber Station Road & Duffy’s Lane), at west end of bridge over Humber River. Leaving about half of vehicles at Castlederg, we will carpool to the northern terminus of the HVHT (where it intersects with Trans-Canada Trail/Caledon Rail Trail at Humber Station Road, just south of Palgrave).
Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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