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Thursday March 28
We are working on our new hiking season! We start at Mountsberg Conservation Area with hike leader Gerry Dombrower. Meet us at High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Sun FITS Night at the Lithuanian Hall, Thursday April 13.
Thursday November 17
Finally, we have Sunday's hike worked out. Mono Cliffs with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Thursday morning November 10
Sunday's hike is in the city. There is no pickup at Old York Mills Road! Alan Backlund is leading us at Crothers Woods in the Don Valley.
Wednesday November 2
On Saturday night, roll your clocks back one hour. That way, you won't be too early for our hike Sunday to Forks of the Credit with Andy Hueton.
Thursday October 27
We hike this Sunday to Seaton Trails.
Wednesday October 19
Let's try again! Sunday's hike is to Hockley Valley again, with hike leader Andrea Moses. Let's hope the weather cooperates this time.
Saturday evening October 15
Tomorrow's weather is not cooperating with us. It appears it will rain all day tomorrow. Sunday's hike to Hockley Vally is cancelled. Watch this space for more information.
Wednesday October 12
Our next hike is Hockley Valley with Andrea Moses.
Wednesday October 5
We hike Sunday to Primrose Boyne River with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Tuesday September 27
Our next hike is on Sunday, and it is to Rouge Valley thanks to hike leader Rober Freeman.
Thursday September 21
Saturday is the Jordan Ball's Falls Wine Tour with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham. Other than the day of the weekend, we do our standard pickup at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday September 14
We are working on the schedule and looking for hike leaders. We have a hike for Sunday, thank you Gerry Dombrower. We will do Rattlesnake Point, with a loop around Lake Crawford.
Saturday September 10
Our first hike for Fall 2016 is Long Sault with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Wednesday August 31
The days are getting longer. Fall hiking season soon will be upon us. Keep watching this spot!
Wednesday June 22
Our final hike of the season is Humber Valley Heritage Trail with Howard Gibson. Keep an eye on this website for future hikes. Officially, we start again in September. Sometimes, we run something in the summer. We will update Meetup and we will send an email if anyting comes up.
Wednesday June 15
We have our next two weekends sorted out as you can see by our updated schedule. This coming Saturday, thanks to Andy Hueton, is to Forks of the Credit.
Wednesday June 8
Our next hike is Primrose Boyne River with Jennifer Rowbotham. Yes, there will be hikes on the two weekends after this one. Keep watching this spot!
Wednesday June 1
This Sunday's hike is to Hockley Valley with Andrea Moses.
Wednesday May 25
Our next hike is Scotsdale Farm and Silver Creek on Sunday with hike leader Alan Backlund. We are back to our regular 10:00am pickup at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday May 18
This long-weekend Sunday, we hike Singhampton Caves People keep asking us for this! The hike leader is Andy Hueton. The pickup time at Old York Mills Road is early, 9:00am.
Later, Tuesday May 10
Our hike this coming Sunday is to Waterdown, with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham. We are back to our 10:00am pickup at Old York Mills Road, but this one is a car shuffle.
Tuesday May 10
We are having problems updating the website. the Wednesday May 4 announcement went up earlier today, instead of last week, when it would have been useful. We are currently working around the problem, and considering alternate web servers. If anyone was inconvenienced, we apologize.
Wednesday May 4
We hike this weekend on Saturday, May 7. We are going to Niagara Gorge, on the American side. To go on this hike, you need your passport. The hike leader is Bill Baird. We pick up at Old York Mills Road, at 9:00am this time!
Wednesday April 27
This Sunday features the return of one of our old hike leaders, Jim Thomas. We are hiking at Glen Haffy.
Tuesday April 19
Sunday, we are doing an end-to-end hike of Seaton Trail with hike leader Bohdan Bilyj. Drivers, if you can make to Old York Mills Road, we would appreciate if you did so. We don't want to leave people behind.
Tuesday April 12
This Thursday, April 14 is High Park Ski Club's FITS Night. Having gotten that under our belts, we will be hiking Sunday at Alton Grange with Howard Gibson.
Thursday April 7
Our next hike is Sunday, to Dundas Valley with hike leader Jennifer. Next week, Thursday, April 14 is High Park Ski Club's FITS Night.
Monday March 28
We are working on our 2016 Schedule. Our first hike is Sunday, April 3, to Rouge Valley with hike leader Jacquie. We will be at High Park Ski Club's FITS Night. We have reviewed out costs, and we have reduced our membership fee!
Saturday November 28
This is our last hike of the season. Let's do Mono Cliffs. We pick up at Old York Mills Road, as usual.
Wednesday November 18
We have a hike for this coming Sunday, Humber Valley Heritage Trail. with hike leader Howard. There has been all sorts of construction going on along the trail, but it seems to have been sorted out.
Thursday November 12
Sunday, we hike Grindstone Falls with Andrea. The hike will be twelve to fourteen kilometers, and we pick up at Old York Mills Road, as usual.
Wednesday November 4
On Sunday, we are visiting Alton Grange, the nice, big hill at the end of the Grand Valley Trail, and Alton Mill Gallery, with hike leader Howard.
Wednesday October 28
We have a hike, next Sunday, to Rattlesnake Point with hike leader Gerry.
Wednesday October 21
Our hike is back to Sunday, and it is to Kleinburg with hike leader Bill. This sounds like an excellent hike to do after our Goofy Games Party at the Crooked Cue at Bloor and Royal York.
Thursday October 15
We are hiking on Saturday this weekend, our Jordan Ball's Falls Wine Tour with hike leader Jennifer.
Wednesday October 7
We have a hike for Sunday, this long weeekend, Seaton Trail with hike leader Andrea.
Wednesday September 30
Next weekend's hike is to Long Sault with hike leader Howard.
Wednesday September 23
We are still working on the schedule. Yes, there will be a hike on the weekend after this upcoming one. For Sunday, the hike is Forks of the Credit (Devil's Pulpit) with hike leader Howard (me!).
Wednesday September 16
Our next hike is this Sunday at Primrose Boyne River with hike leader Jennifer. Be prepared for some hills!
Tuesday September 8
Labour day is past us and it is time for us to resume hiking! We start our fall season hiking Eldred King Forest with hike leader Jonathan. We have lots of work to do on the schedule, and we are looking for hike leaders.
Tuesday August 18
We are starting work on our Fall 2015 Schedule.html. Keep an eye on this spot.
Saturday evening June 20
Our hike to Primrose Boyne River is cancelled. Shelburne's weather report shows scatterned thunderstorms. Thunderstorms and tall hills are not a good combination.
Wednesday June 17
This is our second attempt at Primrose Boyne River with Jennifer Rowbotham. The weather report is not promising. Keep checking this spot for more information. The final decision will be made by the hike leader on Meetup. If all goes well, we will carpool at our usual time from Old York Mills Road,
Wednesday June 10
This upcoming hike is on Saturday, not Sunday. Singhampton is a bit of a drive. There is no problem coming home late on Saturday. The hike is to Singhampton Caves with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Wednesday June 3
We have rescheduled the rained out Primrose Boyne River to June 21. This Sunday, we are hiking Hockley Valley North with Andrea Moses.
Sunday Morning May 31
We have decided to cancel Primrose Boyne River due to rain.
Tuesday May 26
We have a hike for Sunday! Thank you Jennifer Rowbotham. We will do Primrose Boyne River, departing from Old York Mills Road, at our usual 10:00am.
Wednesday May 20
This Saturday is our Hiking and Biking Spring Party at Kramer's Bar & Grille on Yonge Street, just north of the Davisville Subway station. Admission is free to members with their membership cards. On Sunday, we hike Seaton Trail with Andrea Moses. We leave Old York Mills Road, at our regular time of 10:00am.
Wednesday May 13
Our hike for this long weekend is Sunday, the Jordan Wine Tour with Jennifer Rowbotham.
Wednesday May 6
Since Sunday is Mother's Day, we are hiking Saturday, May 9 to Niagara Gorge, with hike leader Bill Baird. We are participating, with the Toronto Bicycle Club, in a Spring Party. Admission is free for members of the bicycle and the hiking clubs who bring their membership cards.
Wednesday April 29
This coming Sunday, we are hiking Mono Cliffs with hike leader Alan Backlund. We carpool as usual at 10:0am from Old York Mills Road,
Monday April 20
Our next hike of the season is to Alton Grange and the art gallery at Alton Mill. We have moved our Hockley Valley hike from Sunday, May 10, to Sunday, June 7.
Tuesday April 14
Wednesday April 15 is High Park Ski Club's FITS Night, Wednesday April 15, at the Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor West, just west of Dundas Subway station. We will be there! We have a hike Sunday, to Rattlesnake Point with Gerry Dombrower.
Thursday March 26
We have our first hike up on the website. Long Sault, Sunday April 12. Later that week, we have High Park Ski Club's FITS Night, Wednesday April 15, at the Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor West, just west of Dundas Subway station.
Friday March 6
Spring is coming, although you would not know it to look at all our snow! I have archived last season's hiking schedule, and started off our new new one, which, as of yet, is not populated with hikes.
Thursday November 27
This Sunday probably will be our last hike of the season. Hike leader Bill Baird has come up with a new destination for us, Durham Wetlands. We will head out there from our usual pick-up at Old York Mills Road It will be exposed and cold out there so dress accordingly. at our usual time of 10:00am. Thank you everyone for coming out. Watch this page for updates. Otherwise, we will start up again next April.
Wednesday November 19
Our hike for this coming Sunday is Waterdown, with hike leader Duke Duyck. The weather report shows freezing temperatures until Saturday, and then 7°C on Sunday. We pick up at our usual time of 10:00am at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday November 12
This Sunday's hike is Primrose Boyne River with Howard Gibson. We start from Old York Mills Road at 10:00am.
Wednesday November 5
This Sunday, we are hiking Seaton Trail with Andrea Moses. We will depart Old York Mills Road at our usual 10:00am.
Friday October 31
Our driving instructions for Limehouse are good! Don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night. It's the end of Daylight Savings.
Wednesday October 29
Yes, we have a hike for this Sunday. Thank you Duke Duyck! Limehouse! We have just put this up. Please check again Friday night in case we make changes. We do our usual pickup at 10:00am at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday October 21
We hike Sunday again, Speyside with Duke Duyck. Our pick up at Old York Mills Road is at our usual time of 10:00am.
Wednesday October 15
This coming Sunday's hike is to Scotsdale Farm and Silver Creek. The hike leader is Alan Backlund. We pick up at 10:00am at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday October 8
Saturday, we are hiking Niagara Gorge. We will pick up at Old York Mills Road at 10:00am.
Wednesday October 1
This Sunday, we are hiking Hockley Valley with leader Andrea Moses, doing our standard pickup at Old York Mills Road.
Wednesday September 24
Okay, let's try Dundas Valley again! The hike leader still is Jennifer Rowbotham. We still are picking up at Old York Mills Road, at 10:00am Sunday.
Sunday mnorning September 21
It is raining, and thunderstorms are predicted. We regret, we must cancel today's hike.
Saturday evening September 20
We are watching the weather. There were raindrops here in Etobicoke at around 8:00pm. It is dry now. Check our MeetUp page for updates.
Wednesday September 18
On Sunday, we hike Dundas Valley with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham.
Wednesday September 10
This Saturday, we are hiking at Singhampton Caves with hike leader Howard Gibson. We are working on the schedule and we are looking for hike leaders. Please contact us if you are interested.
Wednesday September 3
We have a Fall Season opening hike! Alton Grange with hike leader Howard Gibson. Our other hike leaders will now be bugged with requests for hikes and destinations.
Thursday August 7
We are starting work on our fall 2014 schedule. Please keep an eye on this space. If you plan on hiking yourself this August, check out Bruce Trail's Hikeathon. This is an opportunity to hike the Bruce Trail, and raise money for the Bruce Trail. This is where we do most of our hiking, so please check this out!
Tuesday July 8
Tracy Horsman is running a hiking trip to Letchworth State Park, New York State. See our Longer Trips page for more details. We are running a July hike! This is our Balls Falls Winery Tour, on Saturday, July 19.
Wednesday June 25
We do not have a hike for this coming Sunday. Our spring hiking season is at an end. Never fear. We are working on our program for next fall. Meanwhile, keep watching this spot. We are considering running a hike for each of July and August. Probably, these will be easy hikes, suitable for beginners. We will update this site, and MeetUp when we have something. Thank you all very much for making all of our effort worthwhile. Thank you to all of our hike leaders. Without you, nothing happens.
Wednesday June 18
This coming Sunday, we are hiking Primrose Boyne River with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Tuesday June 10
This coming Sunday, hike leader Duke Duyck is taking us to Humber Valley Heritage Trail. This is a shorter version of what we have done in the past. All of the really serious hills are still there, so you still need good hiking boots.
Tuesday June 3
Our next is to Royal Botanical Gardens with hike leader Bill Baird.
Wednesday May 28
This Sunday's hike is to Kelso, with Mo Penton.
Wednesday May 21
Our next is another Saturday hike, this time to Niagara Gorge with Bob Freeman. This hike is fairly short and the pace will be slow, but given the rocks, and the long climb out of the gorge, this should regarded as Level 3 difficulty.
Wednesday May 14
Our upcoming hike is at the end of a long drive, so we are hiking on Saturday. This will be a car shuffle from Osler to Singhampton. This hike has lots of hills, and we are going through Singhampton Caves. This hike is not recommended for beginners.
Wednesday May 7
On Sunday, we are hiking Forks of the Credit, with Jennifer Rowbotham.
Tuesday April 29
This coming weekend, our group will be going out on Saturday. Rather than having a hike, we will be helping the Caledon Hills part of the Bruce Trail with trail maintenance. Bring sturdy working gloves. Practice feeling smug for when we lead a hike through this place.
Tuesday April 22
We have a hike for next weekend! On Sunday, we are hiking with Andrea Moses at Hockley Valley North. Before then, you can meet us at High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Sun night, Thursday April 24, at the Lithuanian Hall.
Wedensday April 16
This Sunday's hike is to Seaton Trail with Andrea Moses.
Wednesday April 9
We had perfect weather last Sunday. Let's try again! This coming Sunday, we are hiking at Lowville with hike leader Debbie McDermott.
Sunday March 30
We have a season opening hike for next Sunday, Alton Grange! We are working on the schedule, and we are looking for hike leaders. Keep watching this page.
Tuesday March 11
Tomorrow's forecast is for 10cm of snow. We are not fooled at all. Spring is coming! Our season opening hike is on Sunday April 6. The destination is to be determined, but it will be something gentle. We will be at High Park Ski Club's FITS night at the Lithuanian Hall on the south side of Bloor Street, just west of the Dundas subway station.
Wednesday January 22
Keep an eye on this spot for our 2014 season. Meanwhile, you can check out our MeetUp page for some events by our sister clubs.
Wednesday November 27
This Sunday will be our last hike of Fall 2013. We are going to Rouge Valley, with hike leader Jacquie Johnson. We will do our standard pickup at Old York Mills Road at our usual 10:00am.
Tuesday November 19
This weekend's hike is on Saturday. This leave Sunday free for your Grey Cup festivities. We are sure that every one of you is glad about that. Saturday's hike is our Jordan Wine tour, with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Tuesday November 12
We have a hike for this coming Sunday, and for next weekend! We might have a hike for the weekend after. This Sunday, we are going to Hockley Valley South with Andrea Moses.
Friday November 8
Our hike this weekend is tomorrow, Saturday. We are going to Lake Moodie with Bill Baird. Let's hope the weather cooperates.
Satuday November 2
Tomorrow's hike is to Hockley Valley, This evening is when we switch from Daylight Savings to Eastern Standard Time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back.
Wednesday October 30
Yes, we are hiking next Sunday. The destination is Hockley Valley, and the leader is Andrea Moses.
Tuesday October 22
Our next hike, Sunday, is to Limehouse with hike leader Debbie McDermott.
Tuesday October 15
This weekend, we are back to Sunday hiking. We are going go Mono Cliffs with hike leader Alan Backlund.
Wednesday October 9
This weekend will be Thanksgiving. We will be hiking the holiday Monday, to Humber Valley Heritage Trail, with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Wednesday October 2
This coming Sunday, we are hiking Durham Forest with hike leader Bill Baird.
Tuesday September 24
Sunday's hike is to Seaton Trail with hike leader Andrea Moses. We do our usual pickup at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am.
Tuesday September 17
We are back to hiking again! This Sunday, we are going to Forks of the Credit with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham.
Friday September 6
Oops! I forgot to update this Tuesday! This Sunday is our first hike for Fall 2013. We are going to Mount Nemo with hike leader Howard Gibson. There will be a hike next weekend. The location and leader are yet to be determined.
Sunday August 4
Fall will be approximately in one month. We have scheduled our first fall hike on MeetUp. All we need now is a destination and a hike leader!
Wednesday July 10
This coming Saturday is the end of our spring hiking season. We are determined to hike Niagara Gorge. Drat this rain! The hike leader is Bob Freeman, and we pick up at Yonge and York Mills, a little early, at 9:30am.
Wednesday July 3
This coming Sunday's hike is our raincheck to Grindstone Falls with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham. We are back to our usual 10:00am carpool at Yonge and York Mills,
Friday evening June 28
Saturday's hike to Niagara Gorge is cancelled again, due to this evening's and tomorrow's rain. We will try again Saturday July 13.
Friday June 28
<Sigh!> Once again, we are watching the weather. If it rains a lot today, the trails will not be safe. Keep watching this space. The worst case, July 13 will be our make-up day. We are determined to run this thing!
Tuesday June 25
We are hiking on Saturday this coming weekend, to Niagara Gorge with hike leader Bob Freeman. This is the makeup for the rained out hike June second. We will depart early from Yonge and York Mills, 9:30am.
Wednesday June 19
This Sunday looks like sun, and a hike to Long Sault with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Sunday June 16
Due to the rain, we have decided to cancel our hike to Grindstone Falls. We apologize for the late notice. We ought to have made the decision late last night. We have re-scheduled this hike for July ;7.
Wednesday June 12
We are back to hiking on Sunday, at Grindstone Falls with Jennifer Rowbotham.
Wednesday June 5
This coming weekend, we are driving up on Saturday to the Collingwood area to hike Pretty River with hike leader Andrea Moses. We missed Niagara Gorge last week, so we will re-schedule it for Saturday, June 29.
Sunday June 2
Our hike to Niagara Gorge is cancelled. It has been raining, and all the rocks are now slippery and dangerous. We will re-schedule this, later. This happened last year.:(
Saturday June 1
Once again, we are watching the weather. If the rain does not restart, our Niagara Gorge hike will run. Keep an eye on this space.
Tuesday May 28
We are back to Sunday hiking -- Niagara Gorge with Bob Freeman. We depart from Yonge and York Mills, at 10:00am.
Tuesday May 21
This Saturday is our Spring Social at Kramer's Bar & Grill, held along with the Toronto High Park Bicycle Club. Members of either club get in free. Everyone else pays ten bucks. On Sunday, we are hiking Seaton Trail with hike leader Andrea Moses.
Tuesday May 14
We are back to Sunday hiking this weekend. This one is with Jennifer Rowbotham, to Hockley Valley. Our Hiking, Biking Spring Social is Saturday evening is next weekend at Kramer's!
Tuesday May 7
This weekend, we are hiking on Saturday. This allows us a fairly long drive out to the Niagara peninsula to check out some winerys. We will start from Jordan. The hike leader is Howard Gibson.
Tuesday April 30
This Sunday's hike is Rouge Valley with hike leader Abi Yousufi. We are now set up to sign up members. We will have all the forms and member cards at Sunday's hike. The form is up here on the website. You can mail it in, or bring it, with your membershiop fee, to the hike.
Tuesday April 23
Wednesday night is High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Summer (FITS) night. This is a perfect opportunity to find stuff to do until ski season starts again next year. This definitely includes hiking with us. This coming Sunday, Alan Backlund will lead us at Scotsdale Farm and Silver Creek. We have just updated the instructions to show a somewhat longer hike than originally promised.
Wednesday April 17
This Sunday's hike is to Humber Valley Heritage Trial. This will a new section between Bolton and Kleinburg that we have not hiked before. We will be at High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Sun night at the Lithuanian Hall, Wednesday April 24 at 7:30pm, 1573 Bloor West, Toronto. This is on the south of Bloor, a couple of blocks west of the Dundas subway.
Friday April 12
Sunday's Seven Waterfalls hike is on! We have checked out the parking lots at each end of the hike, and we have updated the instructions. Both parking lots are fairly small, and we will be charged for using them. Definitely, this is a day for car pooling.
Tuesday April 9
Our hike this coming Sunday is to Seven Waterfalls in Dundas Valley. Hike leader Bill Baird is not available, but we will work something out. The hike definitely is on!
Wednesday April 3
Our first hike of 2013 is this Sunday, to Crawford Lake. The hike leader is Deborah McDermott. We have a complete set of hikes for April. We are working on the rest of the schedule. If you are interested in leading a hike, please contact us.
Wednesday March 13
We have two hikes on our schedule! On Sunday, April 7, we are doing Crawford Lake. with hike leader Deborah McDermott. April 14, we are doing Seven Waterfalls with Bill Baird. There will be more to follow.
Sunday March 10
Spring and hiking season are almost upon us. We are working on our schedule and looking for hike leaders. If you are interested, please contact us. You can meet us at High Park Ski Club's FITS night at the Lithuanian Hall, Wednesday, April 24.
Tuesday January 1
Our hiking season is officially over for 2012. Our 2013 season starts next April. Meanwhile, we are helping out High Park Ski Club, on our Meet Up Page. Now they owe us one! :)
Wednesday November 21
This Sunday is our final scheduled hike for 2012. We are going to Forks of the Credit, with hike leader Howard Gibson. We will pick up at Yonge and York Mills, as usual.
Tuesday November 13
We are going to try Niagara Gorge again! This time, the weather forcast looks good with sun and 6°C as of Tuesday evening. This trip is on Saturday, because of the long drive.
Tuesday November 6
This Sunday, we hike in the city at Rouge Valley with Abi Yousufi. We will do our usual pick-up at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am.
Saturday November 3
Finally, we have sunshine! Tomorrow's hike to Hockley Valley with Andrea Moses, is on. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight.
Sunday October 28
We have now filled our schedule for November. Since the weekend's Frankenweather has cost us our hike to Niagra Gorge, we will try again! For next weekend, we will hike Hockley Valley with Andrea Moses.
Friday evening, much later, October 26
Our Niagara Gorge hike is cancelled, due to the weather. We will try for sometime later.
Friday evening, October 26
We are watching the weather. We may have to cancel this trip. We can re-schedule for next Saturday. Before heading out, please call 647.888.2758 for the lastest info.
Wednesday October 24
It is a long drive to Niagara Gorge, so we are doing it on Saturday. Our leader is Bob Freeman. For those who want to stay for dinner, we will check out some winerys on the way to Niagara on the Lake. We will do our usual pick-up at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am.
Thursday October 18
On Sunday, we are hiking at Seaton Trails, with Andrea Moses. We will do our usual pick-up at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am.
Wednesday October 10
This coming Sunday, we are hiking Waterdown, with Bill Baird. This hike will be a car shuffle. We will pick up at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am as usual. We drive to Waterdown, and Bill will organize everyone to drive to the start point.
Wednesday October 3
A long weekend is coming. We are hiking on Saturday because it is a long drive, and because we don't want to mess up people's Thanksgiving dinner plans. The hike is to Pretty River with Andrea Moses.
Tuesday September 25
This coming Sunday's hike is to Mono Cliffs. The hike leader is Alan Backlund.
Tuesday September 18
This week's hike is to Elora Gorge, moved from the original October date as noted in the instructions. The hike leader this week is Howard Gibson.
Wednesday September 12
We said there would be hiking this weekend, and there will be hiking this weekend! Humber Valley Heritage Trail with Howard Gibson again.
Wednesday September 5
We start our fall hiking this coming Sunday. We are hiking at Mount Nemo with hike leader Howard Gibson. We will carpool from Yonge and York Mills, at 10:00am, as usual. We are looking for hike leaders to fill out the schedule. Please contact me if you are interested and you have somehing.
Tuesday August 7
This coming weekend is Petroglyphs. Note that we meet at Yonge and York Mills at 9:00am. Usually, we meet later, but it is a long drive.
Sunday July 1
Petroglyphs is Saturday August eleven! I have fixed the insructions.
Saturday June 30 continued
Bruce Trail is looking for some people to come out Saturday, July 14 to help with some wheelbarrowing out on the trail. It would be nice if a High Park contingent showed up. We hike the trails. We should help. If you are interested, please email me. Also, we have added another trip to Petroglyphs, in August.
Saturday June 30
We have completed our spring hiking. Thank you to the hike leaders, and to everyone who came out. We start our fall schedule in September.
Tuesday June 19
This weekend's hike is Hoggs and Eugenia Falls, with Andrea Moses. Because this is a long drive, we are hiking on Saturday. Let's try to get to Yonge and York Mills promptly so that we can get going quickly.
Tuesday June 12
Once again, we have a hike for Sunday. We are doing Alton Grange, with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Tuesday June 5
This weekend's hike is to Hockley Valley, with hike leader Jennifer Rowbotham.
Tuesday May 29
This coming weekend is a hike in the Dundas Valley are to Webster's Falls, with Hiker Leader Bill Baird. Prepare to see cool waterfalls.
Tuesday May 22
We have events Saturday and Sunday for this coming weekend! On Saturday, we hike with Howard Gibson at Singhampton and Osler. On Sunday, we do a Doors Open Walk, in the city, with Andria Hourwich.
Tuesday May 15
We said we would have a hike this coming Sunday, and we have a hike this coming Sunday! Forks of the Credit, led by Jennifer Rowbotham. We have already been in the general area this season, but this time we are doing Cataracts. Last time, we did Devil's Pulpit.
Tuesday May 8
We have a busy weekend coming up. Since Sunday is Mother's Day, we are hiking on Saturday! The destination is Royal Botanical Gardens. The leader is Bill Baird. Having done that, we hurry back to Toronto for our Spring Hiking Biking Party at the Safari Bar and Grille. Bring your membership card.
Tuesday May 1
We are still adding stuff to our schedule. For June 10, we now have a hike to Hockley Valley, thanks to Jennifer Robotham. For this Sunday, we are hiking Seaton Trail with Andrea Moses. This hike is out east of Toronto, in north Pickering.
Wednesday April 25
This Sunday, we are headed for Niagara Gorge with Bob Freeman.
Wednesday April 18
Our 2012 membership form now is up on the website. We hope to see you this coming Thursday evening at High Park Ski Club's FITS Night. This Sunday, we are hiking at Long Sault. We are hoping to see you all!
Friday April 13
The weather is not looking good for hiking this weeekend, and we do not have a hike scheduled. We hope to see you next Thursday April 19 at High Park Ski Club's FITS Night. Our next hike will be next Sunday, April 22 at Long Sault.
Wednesday April 4
We have a hike for this coming weekend. We will do it on Saturday, since Sunday is Easter. We are doing Forks of the Credit and Devil's Pulpit, with Howard Gibson as the leader.
Saturday March 31
We have been watching the weather. It has been very much sunnier today than the weater reports promised. We are supposed to have "periods of rain" tomorrow, but this should be manageable. Our hike to Mountsberg Conservation Area is a go. we will see you out there!
Wednesday March 28
This coming Sunday, we are kicking off our 2012 hiking at Mountsberg Conservation Area where it is Maple Syrup time. There will be pancakes. You don't need to pack a lunch, unless you don't like pancakes. Thank you Deborah McDermott.
Sunday March 11
Spring is on us faster that us ski types planned on. We are starting work on our schedule. We are not planning any official hikes prior to April, but there could be some unofficial ones to scout out trails. If you are determined to hike, and you do not mind the hike leader being lost and confused, email Howard Gibson and I will see what I can do about it.
Friday December 2
The weather reports for Sunday mostly indicate rain. We have decided to cancel Sunday's hike to Dundas Valley. This concludes our 2011 hiking season. Hopefully, we will see you all next spring. If it does not snow or rain over the next few weeks, leave us a message and perhaps we can work something out.
Tuesday November 29
A few determined hikers showed in the rain for Scotsdale Farm last week. Let's hope the weather improves this time. We are coming to our final hike of 2011. We are going to Dundas Valley with Bob Freeman.
Thursday November 24
Sunday's hike still is to Scotsdale Farm with Deborah McDermott, and we are still picking up at Yonge and York Mills, Apparently, someone asked hike leader Jacquie Johnson about birds at Rouge River. Someone runs an event called Hoot and Howl in which they search for owls and coyotes at night. You can search Google for more dates, and for contact information.
Wednesday November 23
Our next hike is on Sunday, and it is to Scotsdale Farm with Deborah McDermott.
Wednesday November 16
This coming Sunday, we are hiking Primrose Boyne River with Howard Gibson. Finally, we have filled in our schedule up to December 4. Thank you Deborah McDermott and Bob Freeman.
Tuesday November 8
We are filling some critical parts of our fall schedule, including next Sunday's hike. Jackie Johnson will take us hiking through Rouge Valley. This is a new, more challenging route than what we have done before. We should have November 27 filled in in a day or two.
Wednesday November 2
This weekend's hike is on Saturday, to Woodend Conservation Area with Bill Baird. Since it is Saturday, we can stay late, visit a winery, and check out the Niagara Festival of Lights, after dinner.
Wednesday October 26
This Sunday's hike is to Humber Valley Heritage Trail with Howard Gibson.
Tuesday October 18
It has been a while since we have hiked at Seaton Trails. This Sunday! Thank you Andrea Moses.
Saturday October 15
Sunday's hike is to Hockley Valley North with hike leader Ian Tytler.
Wednesday October 5
For Thanksgiving weekend, we are hiking on Sunday, to Forks of the Credit with Jennifer Rowbotham.
Wednesday September 28
This weekend, we are hiking on Saturday to Niagara Gorge with Bob Freeman.
Tuesday September 20
This weekend's hike is on Saturday, to Pretty River with Andrea Moses.
Saturday September 17
Sunday's hike still is to Maple Valley with Jim Thomas. The Yonge Subway line will be shut down between Bloor and Eglinton this weekend. This will be replaced by bus service. Please allow extra time to reach Yonge and York Mills,
Wednesday September 14
This Sunday's hike is to Maple Valley thanks to Jim Thomas.
Wednesday September 7
We are still working on our schedule. We start this Sunday with an easy hike at Mount Nemo.
Thursday September 1
Our first hike for Fall 2011 will be next weekend, Sunday September 11, to Mount Nemo.
Tuesday August 23
We are starting work on our Fall 2011 schedule. Our first hike of the fall probably will be on Sunday September 11.
Tuesday August 9
This coming Saturday August 13 is our long hike to Petroglyphs park. Soon, we will start working on our fall schedule. Keep watching this space.
Tuesday June 28
Our spring hiking is over. Our next official event is Petroglyphs on August 15. Meanwhile, I plan on exploring a couple of new hikes. I plan to take the coming July 1 weekend off. On the subsequent weekend, if you want to hike, and you do not mind the hike leader being lost, you can click on Howard Gibson and we can sort something out.
Tuesday June 21
Our last scheduled hike of the season is Sunday, June 26, with a hike to Cheltenham Badlands with hike leader Robert Freeman. We still have scheduled a day trip to Petroglyphs, north of Peterborough. Webmaster Howard Gibson is planning to scout out some potential new hikes over the next couple of weeks, so if you still want to get out and hike, click on the webmaster link, below, and leave a message.
Wednesday June 15
This Sunday's hike it to Webster's Falls with Andrea Moses.
Tuesday June 7
On Sunday, we are hiking at Waterdown East with leader Bill Baird. We will meet at Yonge and York Mills at the usual time.
Wednesday June 1
This weekend, we are hiking Pretty River, with leader Andrea Moses. This is a long drive, so we are doing it on Saturday. We can linger up there an have fun.
Wednesday May 25
This coming Sunday is our city, Doors Open hike with Andria Hourwich. We will not be meeting at Yonge and York Mills. Please read our directions. We have changed the date for next weekend's hike to Pretty River. It is a long way to Singhampton. On Saturday, we can take our time, and have fun.
Monday May 16
For this coming weekend, we have changed our destination. Jim Thomas is still our leader. It is still on Monday, because it is a long weekend. We are now doing Glen Haffy South.
Saturday May 14
As of 8:30pm this evening, it is raining. It has been raining most of the day. Gerry Dombrowe and I have discusse this, and we have decided that it is too wet to hike safety on the escarpment. Our Sunday May 15 hike to Rattlesnake Point is canceled. Hopefully, we will get better weather next week.
Wednesday May 11
This Sunday's hike is to Rattlesnake Point with Gerry Dombrower.
Wednesday May 4
Sunday is Mother's day, so we are hiking on Saturday. For once, it looks like the weather is going to cooperate with us. This weekend, it will rain on Sunday. Saturday's hike is to Niagara Gorge with Robert Freeman.
Tuesday April 26
However nasty people thought the weather would be last week, a bunch of people showed up for Alton, and we spent most of the day in sunshine. Your next chance at a nice hike is this coming Sunday, at Scotsdale Farm with Ian Tytler.
Wednesday April 20
This coming Thursday, April 21 is Fun In The Sun Night, held by the High Park Ski Club's at the Lithuanian Hall at 1573 Bloor Street West. This is on the south side of the street, a couple of blocks west of the Dundas West subway station. Since this is Easter weekend, a lot of people will be busy on Sunday. We will hike Saturday, to Alton Grange with hike leader Howard Gibson.
Tuesday April 12
We had a nice group out last Sunday in spite of the threatening weather. Now for some serious hiking. Bill Baird's hike this coming Sunday is Seven Waterfalls in the Dundas Valley area.
Wednesday April 06
This Sunday's trip is to Mount Nemo led by Howard Gibson.
Tuesday March 29
Hiking season is back! This Sunday, Jim Thomas is taking us to Speyside. We will be meeting at Yonge and York Mills. Look for us at Hall for High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Sun Night.
Wednesday March 16
Hiking season is getting closer. We start the new hiking season at Speyside with hike leader Jim Thomas. On Thursday, April 21, 2011, we will be at the Lithuanian Hall for High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Sun Night.
Tuesday February 23
We are just starting up our schedule for Spring 2011. Our first hike probably will be on Sunday, April 3. The first item to appear on our schedule is a Dundas Waterfalls hike on Sunday, April 17, thanks to Bill Baird.
Friday December 3
We have concluded hiking for Fall 2010. Watch this website next March for our Spring 2011 hiking season. Thank you everyone!
Tuesday November 23
This Sunday will be our last hike for Fall 2010, and it is a new destination! Kleinburg! Thank you Bill Baird. We are carpooling from Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday November 16
This coming Sunday, we are hiking at Dundas Valley with Bob Freeman. We have a hike for the subsequent Sunday, November 28, thanks to Bill Baird. Check out our Schedule for more information. We will continue to use our Sunday pickup at Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday November 9
This Sunday's hike is to Humber Valley Heritage Trail with Howard Gibson. We will use our regular Sunday pickup at Yonge and York Mills, at 10:00am.
Saturday November 6
Don't forget to roll your clocks back Saturday night. Otherwise, you will have a long wait at Yonge and York Mills for our hike to Rouge Valley.
Tuesday November 2
This coming Sunday is our hike to Rouge Valley with Andria Hourwich. Since this is Sunday, we are back to picking up at Yonge and York Mills. Since Rouge Valley is very close, we are picking up at 10:30am.
Tuesday October 26
This weekend's hike is on Saturday. We are doing our Jordan Wine Tour. Your hike leader will be webmaster Howard Gibson. This is a rather long drive, and you want to be home on Sunday anyway, to greet tricker treaters. Since parking is difficult at Yonge and York Mills on Saturday, we are going to pickup at Wilson Station.
Wednesday October 20
This coming Sunday, we are hiking east of the city at Seaton Trail with Cathy MacDougall. We continue to carpool from Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday October 11
Our next hike is on Sunday, and it is to Rattlesnake Point with Gerry Dombrower. We are carpooling from Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday October 05
For Thanksgiving weekend, we are hiking on the Monday. Our destination is Terra Cotta, and our leader is Jim Thomas. We still are carpooling from Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday September 28
This coming weekend's hiking is on Saturday, not Sunday. It is a long drive to Niagara Gorge, but well worth it. The scenery down there is spectacular. The leader is Bill Baird. Yonge and York Mills still is our pickup point.
Wednesday September 22
This Saturday is the Hiking Biking party we share with Toronto High Park Bicycle Club. We hope to see you at the Rose and Crown, 2335 Yonge Street at 8:00pm. We even have a live rock band. Sunday's hike is to Pretty River with Andrea Moses. This is a long drive, but the fall colours should be starting out up there. You do not want to miss it. The area is very hilly, but the pace will be gentle, suitable for the day after a party. We are contining to pick up at Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday September 14
This Sunday's will will be to Chelteham Badlands, led by Bob Freeman. We are still picking up at Yonge and York Mills.
Tuesday September 7
We are filling in the schedule. This Sundays hike is to Forks of the Credit, led by Howard Gibson. Yes, we are climbing Devil's Pulpit!
Monday September 6
We are still working on the schedule. Next weekend's hike is to Forks of the Credit with Howard Gibson. Make a note in your calendar for the hiking biking party, Saturday September 25 at the Rose and Crown.
Thursday September 2
We are still picking up at Yonge and York Mills. We are watching what is happening with the TTC parking lot there. This Sunday's hike is to Maple Valley, with Jim Thomas.
Sunday August 28
We are working on a Fall schedule. We have scheduled the first two hikes. We will start our season at Maple Valley, this coming Sunday.
Monday July 19
High Park Ski Club is running a Hike/Bike/Golf Lunch. Non-members are welcome, and the hiking club is helping out.
Friday June 25
This Saturday is our last hike of the season, to Pretty River, with Andrea Moses. We are watching the weather, as it is likely to rain tomorrow. We recommend everybody shows up at Yonge and York Mills. We will then decide what to do based on the latest information. We have been very lucky so far this season, running hikes in threatening weather.
Wednesday June 16
This Sunday's destiation is Durham Forest, with Cathy MacDougall. We have our destination worked out for the last weekend of June. The trip is on Saturday June 26, and it is to Pretty River, led by Andrea Moses.
Sunday June 13
Five hardy hikers showed up at Yonge and York Mills. We decided to hike. We hiked, and it did not rain! We have a destination and a leader for next Sunday. It is Durham Forest, and our hike leader is Cathy MacDougall.
Friday June 11 10:00pm
Saturday's hike to Hoggs and Eugenia Falls, is tentatively canceled due to the predicted thunderstorms. A couple of us will show up at Yonge and York Mills just in case the weather improves. At this time, we strongly recommend not driving straight up to the hike.
Monday June 07
Once again, the weather worked out for the brave souls who showed up for the Cheltonham hike. Next week, we hike on Saturday, all the way up to Hoggs and Eugenia Falls, with leader Alan Backlund.
Thursday June 03
This Sunday's hike is to Cheltenham Badlands with hike leader Bob Freeman. Let's hope the weather holds out.
Tuesday May 25
We have worked out our city hike for this coming Sunday. We are hiking in the Don Valley, and checking out a few Doors Open locations, with leader Andria Hourwich.
Friday May 21
For the coming Victoria Day weekend, we are hiking on Monday. The destination is Hockley Valley, with Jim Thomas. This will be on the south side of the valley, so read the driving instructions carefully.
Friday May 14
This Saturday is the biking, hiking Spring Party at the Sports Café. On Sunday, we are hiking to Dundas Valley with Jennifer Rowbotham, and, finally, with predicted sunshine.
Friday May 7
This coming Sunday is Mother's Day, so we are hiking on Saturday. Our last two hikes have been on days predicted to be rainy, and so far, we have not been rained on. Let's see if Bill Baird can keep this up at Royal Botanical Gardens. Next week is the Spring Party at the Sports Cafe at Yonge and Saint Clair.
Friday April 30
In spite of the nasty weather forecasts last week, we had a bunch of hikers out for Kilgorie Pine River. There was not a drop of rain. This week, we are hiking at Speyside with Ian Tytler. The weather reports are not promising, so bring something waterproof. These things work out.
Friday April 23
We appreciate all of you who came out on FITS night. We are hiking at Kilgorie Pine River, just north of last week's hike. The hike leader is Howard Gibson.
Wednesday April 14
Lots happening this week. We hope to see you Thursday evening for High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Summer Night. We are ready to sign up new members. We have schedules. We even have an excellent hike for next weekend -- Primrose Boyne River with hike leader Jim Thomas. There is yet another High Park Ski Club event you may be interested in, The Montreal Jazz Festival This event is run by HPSC, but it is open to non-members.
Thursday April 8
This Sunday is our first hike of the season, to Alton. We are not yet ready to sign up new members. We will be set up for this next Thursday at High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Summer Night. As usual, we will be carpooling at Yonge and York Mills at 10:00am Sunday. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday March 20 (later in the day :)
Our first hike for spring 2010 now is scheduled. On Sunday April 11, we are going to Alton
Saturday March 20
We are getting ready for High Park Ski Club's Fun In The Summer Night. The event will be held at the Lithuanian Hall, at 1573 Bloor Street West, on Thursday night, April 15. We will be there along with a whole bunch of other clubs, so sign up members and hand out schedules.
Tuesday December 15
Our 2009 season is over. Thank you everyone who showed up to hike. Thank you to our hike leaders, and thank you to Ron Kwan, our outgoing president. We will see you next next April. We will be signing up new members at High Park Ski Club's FITS Night 2010Apr15.
Wednesday November 25
Good news! The hiking season is not over yet. Jim Thomas has offered to lead a hike this Sunday at Glen Haffy.
Thursday November 19
We are now approaching our last scheduled hike of the season. We are going to Crawford Lake, and our leader is Gerry Dombrower. Keep an eye on this space. We may have something for next weekend.
Wednesday November 11
This coming Sunday is a hike to Mono Centre with Rolf and Rhona Berger.
Thursday November 5
This weekend is another Saturday hike to Woodend Conservation Area and the Niagara Festival of Lights, with Bill Baird.
Wednesday October 28
This weekend's hike is to Scotsdale Farm with new hike leader Ian Tytler. We have information on the website for next weekend's hike to Woodend and the Niagara Festival of Lights, and we have added a hike to Crawford Lake for November 22.
Wednesday October 21
This coming Sunday's hike is to Cheltenham, with Bob Freeman. We have added to the schedule Scotsdale Farm with Ian Tytler.
Wednesday October 14
Our next hike is on Saturday, and it is out to the Niagara Peninsula, to Jordan. As usual, there will be car pooling at Yonge and York Mills!
Wednesday October 7
This weekend's hike is on Monday! You should have your Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. We are going to Terra Cotta, led by Jim Thomas.
Tuesday September 29
We have the instructions up for this Sunday's hike to Hockley Valley with Jennifer Rowbotham.
Wednesday September 23
This coming Sunday, you can sleep in half and hour. We plan to leave Yonge and York Mills at 10:30 am, to head for Rouge Valley in east Scarborough, not a very long trip.
Wednesday September 16
This Sunday's hike (September 20) now is to Alton with webmaster Howard Gibson. This time, the weather should be good. Next Sunday, we are going to Rouge Valley, with Andria Hourwich. This is not a picnic hike, so we do not need to hang around the parking lot. We should see some new stuff this time.
Thursday September 3
This website has a new look! The navigation has been improved a bit, and, hopefully, it looks a little better. Also, we have started our Fall Schedule. Our first hike will be on Sunday September 13.
Sunday July 12
Jennifer Rowbotham has volunteered to lead a hike to Webster's Falls. That, probably, will conclude our hiking season until the fall. Keep an eye on this website, just in case.