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    2016 03 19 - Iroquoia Hike #4 - Dundas (Woodleys Lane) to Waterdown (Mountain Brow Rd)

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    cgundlack
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    2016 03 19 - Iroquoia Hike #4 - Dundas (Woodleys Lane) to Waterdown (Mountain Brow Rd)

    Post by cgundlack on Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:47 am

    Ready and rarin' to go for 2016 hiking? Excellent...

    Our first hike is 16 km starting at the North end of Dundas, and following the escarpment on through to the South side of Waterdown.  

    Since we've had a week to adjust to the time change, it should be OK to meet on Saturday March 19th at 8:45 AM at Mountain Brow Rd, just East of Flanders Dr.

    (Note: This has been adjusted as King Rd is currently closed for Salamander migration -- not joking!)
    Mountain Brow Rd (Waterdown, ON) at  the 71.8 mark on Map 9 Park in the space near the post boxes at the foot of Flanders Rd.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/352+Mountain+Brow+Rd,+Burlington,+ON+L7R+3X5/@43.330777,-79.8840855,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x882c9d79b0dda8ed:0x19588231165d328c!2sMountain+Brow+Rd,+Waterdown,+ON+L0R+2H7!3b1!3m1!1s0x882c9d70e416c5eb:0x47cb257f72d07f51

    This will be the end-point to drop off our cars and shuttle back to the start.

    We will shuttle back to where we finished our final hike of 2015, which is at the intersection of Woodleys Lane and King St W in Dundas

    Woodleys Lane at King St W (Dundas, ON) at the 55.2 mark on Map 8
    https://www.google.ca/maps/place/43%C2%B016'18.6%22N+79%C2%B058'34.0%22W/@43.27184,-79.9766652,176m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0



    General notes:

    We should be better off for ice this year than we were for last year's kickoff, as the warmer Winter has meant that they are already clear.  That said, given the rain over the last week, we should expect muddy conditions.  Make sure to bring a change of shoes (and possibly pants) and plastic bags for your muddies to go in the end-point drop-off vehicles.

    Also, keep in mind that we can get pretty much any kind of weather at this time of year.  A light, waterproof shell that can be stowed in your pack is a good idea, as it will also act as a windbreak and extra warmth, should you need it, and a compact umbrella is even something to consider.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!


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    Re: 2016 03 19 - Iroquoia Hike #4 - Dundas (Woodleys Lane) to Waterdown (Mountain Brow Rd)

    Post by dentonrad on Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:15 am

    Welcome back everyone. Looking forward to catching up and hearing your adventures since we last met!
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    Re: 2016 03 19 - Iroquoia Hike #4 - Dundas (Woodleys Lane) to Waterdown (Mountain Brow Rd)

    Post by cgundlack on Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:36 pm

    Note: Sue Evel sent me a note letting me know that King Rd is currently closed for Salamander migration, so we cannot park there.  Accordingly, I've moved our meeting point to the 71.8 mark on Map 9. This also reduces our hike distance to 16 km.

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