POSTPONED ONE WEEK to
Sat. Jan. 23 9:30 am (1.5 – 2 hr), 3-4 km
The reason for postponement is the unfavourable weather forecast for tonight (rain) and tomorrow morning (freezing temperatures) which sounds like a perfect recipe for slippery, potentially unsafe trail conditions.
Hike leader Roland Gatti has invited hikers to join him a week later on Saturday January 23 for a hike under better winter conditions, as predicted in long range weather forecast. Same time, same place, same hike plan
Explore our lovely Nashville Conservation Reserve under winter conditions. If seasonal trail conditions allow, we will follow our marked loop trail. Much of this circular route meanders through an older growth hardwood & conifer forest, before the trail rises to an upland meadow section and finally descends back into the valley to recross the Humber River.
Depending on snow conditions and the weather on Saturday, the hiking route may be adjusted to a flatter course of travel nearby (starting from same meeting place).
The walking pace will be easy, the distance traversed about 3 or 4 kms, and hike will last around 1.5 or 2 hrs.
Dress in layers appropriate to weather conditions, and winter boots with good tread or “icer” strap-ons over boots are recommended when we have snow on the ground.
NOTE RE POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER OR UNSAFE WINTER CONDITIONS: in such a situation, an email notice cancelling the hike would be sent Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Roland Gatti, President of Kleinburg Chapter, HVHTA
Park near trailhead at junction of Huntingdon & Kirby Roads, a couple of kms north of Nashville Road (same distance east of Bolton).