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res2100: Thanks all those who took part in the hike. I hope to host Part 1 of a new hike on Saturday November 3rd and then Part 2 on Friday March 21, 2008 (Good Friday) to complete the next section of the Bruce Trail (about 69km total).

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BT Hike Event - Toronto Section

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Hidden : Friday, 06 April 2007
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Goal: To hike the entire 52.3km Toronto section of the Bruce Trail.


Since many of us have found numerous caches along the Bruce Trail and hence hiked on many parts of it, I figure it's time to hike a complete section of the Bruce Trail. I have picked April 6th as it's a holiday (Good Friday) and we'll have the nice long weekend to recover from the event. Let's hope that the temperature will be between 5° and 10°C and no rain to make it a perfect day.

I estimate that the entire hike will take about 13 hours to complete, so we should be done around 9pm. This is at a moderate 4km\h pace.

If you can't make the entire hike, maybe join us for part of it atleast. You can always drop out along the way if you feel it's too difficult or too long.

Meet at 8am at the posted coordinates, which is along Applyby Line just on the outside of the west end of Kelso Conservation Area, about 100m north of the railroad tracks and about 600m south of the 401 underpass.

Destination is the end point of the Toronto section of the Bruce Trail which is at the corner of Creditview Rd and Boston Mills Rd in Caledon. (N43 45.835 W79 56.251)

Track our progress as we hike the trail. Don't feel up for the hike, then join us by watching our progress as we go along. Screen will update every minute, but Keith will be updating our progress every 30 minutes and also when we meet and leave roads. Thanks to Keith Watson for setting this up.
Google Maps - http://www.ghcaching.com/maps/aprs_gm_map.php?calls=VA3UPL-G
Google Earth - http://www.ghcaching.com/maps/aprs_ge_start.php?calls=VA3UPL-G

Parking: It's probably best to park your car near the end point and get someone to drop you off at the beginning location of the hike. According to the Bruce Trail guide there is roadside parking on Boston Mills Rd east of Mississauga Rd which is 1.3km west of the ending point of the hike. I have also talked with the Toronto BTA and they have said that you could probably squeeze one or two cars in on Creditview Rd just north of Boston Mills Rd.
Note that there is no roadside parking anywhere near the beginning of the hike. You could pay and park at either Kelso or Hilton Falls, but neither one opens until 8:30am and they both close well before the end of our hike, so your cars would be locked in overnight.

My wonderful wife has kindly volunteered to meet us somewhere along the route and bring us a fresh supply of water for our journey and retrieve any garbage that we have. She will meet us at the 22.4km mark in the lower parking lot of the Limehouse School off of 22nd Sideroad. If anyone has any other supplies that they don't want to take along on the whole hike, you can give them to my wife at the start of the hike as she will be dropping me off at the starting location and watching us as we start our journey. You can give her your stuff or retrieve anything that you dropped off to her when she meets up with us later in the day. You could also stash some supplied at a certain locations of your choice along the trail so that you don't have to carry everything with you.

What your should bring : Water and other drinks. Food for lunch, dinner and snacks. GPS. Maps. Camera. Cell Phone. First Aid Kit.

Badges: Those of us that complete this hike will qualify for the Toronto Club End To End badge for hiking the entire Toronto Section of the Bruce Trail. For more information and to obtain a badge, see this Toronto Club Badges link.

Geocaches: There are 40 geocaches along the main trail of the Toronto section of the Bruce Trail and many more very close by too. I have created a list of the geocaches below which we will be hiking past. If I have missed any, please let me know. It is your choice if you want to stop and find any of these geocaches (I will probably stop to find On the Way BACK from the BAT CAVE, as that is the only geocache on the list that I have not found yet). Those who stop to find geocaches can certainly catch up to the rest of the hikers. If the whole group stops for every single geocache, it'll take too long to complete the hike.

Miscellaneous Facts: We will be hiking about 10km more than the distance of a marathon.
The Toronto section of the Bruce Trail is now 3.8 km longer than what it was in 1990.

List of people who attended
(24 Total)

res2100
psychocyclist
jeff-trex
TOMTEC
Timo Explorer
slaye
rovers3
owlnebula
d.e.b.s. (2x)
friends of d.e.b.s. (2x)
Miss T
Hunter and the Hownd
hikerT
Keith Watson
northernpenguin
GOTPPL
Muskoka Falls Sundogs
decor4 (2x)
Hunting_Hardies (2x)
Woodfella

Geocaches along the Route
Type ID Name Cache Placer Coordinates
GCN268 Kelso 1000 dex4 N43 30.469 W79 57.388
GCRDC1 Hilton Falls Loop Nozzletime  
GCWEJ7 On the Way BACK from the BAT CAVE dex4 N43 31.370 W79 57.415
GCJ4BH On the Way to the Bat Cave dex4 N43 31.717 W79 57.398
GCG8PE The Bat Cave Dogs Breath N43 31.934 W79 57.348
GCMG9E Virtual GeoPoker Tour 2005 - Discard & Final Draw res2100  
GCM6D4 Dave's Cave at the Crack Dave + Jen N43 32.729 W79 57.265
GCG3Y4 BT4: Where Did This Water Come From? res2100 N43 33.348 W79 57.555
GCVC58 Species 448788 1701eh  
GCHA0D Greystone Easy Cache dex4 N43 33.955 W79 57.642
GCYQ2P BFL Boot Camp – Dyslexia Keith Watson  
GCMNHR Bells, Whistles and a bit of Space The RidgeRunners  
GCG6H2 BT Final - 1: Enter My Lair res2100  
GCVCDW Away Mission - Speyside 1701eh  
GCKR8Y Halton Hills Cryptic: LONG charliezulu N43 36.606 W79 58.701
GCG3Y5 BT5: River Crossing res2100 N43 36.702 W79 58.653
GCVGZE Pioneer Double #4 The RidgeRunners  
GCVCDV Away Mission - Limehouse 1701eh  
GCZ68E Trade DOWN res2100 N43 37.950 W79 58.118
GC4BD0 Ridgerunner's Cache of Many Trails The Ridgerunners  
GCJMVN The Gathering res2100 N43 38.047 W79 58.487
GCZ6EZ Where's Bouncy Bunny 2: Playing in Grassy Fields res2100  
GC6650 Ridgerunner's Cache of Many Pins The Ridgerunners  
GCJ4BB Georgetown Walkway Cache dex4 N43 39.110 W79 59.577
GCKR94 Halton Hills Cryptic: The Final Watch charliezulu  
GCT04X Ont. Amateur Radio Repeater Tour #1 - Halton northernpenguin N43 40.539 W79 59.430
GCVMC4 Pioneer Double #5 The Ridgerunners  
GCG0WC Ridgerunner’s Individual Multi-Cache – Red Bucket The Ridgerunners  
GCG6H3 BT Final - 2: Lost Road res2100  
GCR6QH GEST 6: Plains Of Existence res2100  
GCG7V2 BT Bonus: Fallbrook Trail res2100  
GC11RJP Sleepy Hollow Hooligan14 N43 41.380 W79 57.991
GCEBD4 You Must have Rocks In Your Head res2100 N43 42.589 W79 57.967
GCM1DN 20 Tonnes Falls res2100 N43 42.676 W79 57.663
GCM1DV Terra Cotta Badlands res2100 N43 42.735 W79 57.562
GCRZ9H Crazy Cat Cache: Crazy Cats Kill For Sudokus Tylor2100  
GCRGAE Walking in a Winter Wonderland res2100 N43 43.841 W79 57.395
GCG09W BT1: 3 Bridges res2100 N43 44.144 W79 56.360
GCTZZF Some Disassembly Required charliezulu  
GCZZZ1 I just hiked 52.3km, did you? res2100 N43 45.840 W79 56.250

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qb lbh unir jung vg gnxrf?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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