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.
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
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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