Here are some pictures of hikes I have been on with the Oak Ridges Trail Association. Some people are having challenges manipulating the thumbnail pages, so I created this HELP file. (Click on HELP)
Mon., Dec 31,2007. York Region Forest - Bendor & Graves Tract, 2.5-3 hrs. Slow/mod. Sheltered forest trails. Bring water and snack. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards in Newmarket. Wilma and Brian Millage
37 hikers joined Brian & Wilma. Snow Shoes, Icers and just boots were the order of the day. It was a great hike, with the Sun peaking out for part of it.
Wed., Dec. 19, 2007. Annual Christmas Party Hike. Aurora trails loop hike on ORT, Nokiidaa Trail and town trails, 14 km, 4 hrs, moderate-fast. Party to follow at home of
Brian & Wilma. Harold Sellers.
30 people started out on this invigorating hike. Harold & Linda dropped out early to pick up their son at the airport, so Joan carried on as hike leader. We walked approximatly 11.5 km by my GPS, but then I saw them turning a round & just waited :-) It was then on to the party.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2007. York Region Forest, Hall Tract (map 4). 2.5-3 hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Sheltered forested trails. Going for lunch after. Wilma and Brian Millage.
Another terrific hike. Just over 8 Km.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2007. Uxbridge (map 5). Secord-Goodwood Tracts, T & B and loop hike, 2.5 - 3hrs., slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Scenic ponds, meadows and forested trails. Join us for lunch afterwards. Wilma and Brian Millage.
We had a great morning hiking. And once more the rain held off to present us with good weather.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2007 Palgrave Forest (map 1), loop hike, 2.5-3 hrs. Slow/mod. social outing along a variety of scenic forested trails. Join us for lunch afterwards in Schomberg. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Wilma and Brian Millage
26 hikers joined Brian & Wilma. The rain held off and we had a great hike.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2007 Richmond Hill Trails: 5 km, 1.5 hr., moderate pace. Meet at south entrance of Elgin West Community Centre. Ben Arasu.
22 hikers joined Ben today, hiking almost 7 Km through some scenic trails and communities in Richmond Hill.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2007 HALLOWEEN Hike in the Beach. Costumes optional!! Late start to avoid rush hour traffic. 12.5 km, approx. 2 1/2 hours, boardwalk, beach/park trails and streets. Bring a snack if desired. Join us for soup etc. Lunch after hike approx. 1 p.m. Barbara and Wayne Muirhead
A total of 39 hikers enjoyed this halloween hike at the Beaches. It was a fast paced hike with some beutifull scenery and great weather. We hiked 11 km to Barbara & Waynes for a terrific lunch and then a lttle over1 Km back to our cars.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2007. Uxbridge ORT (map 5). Walker Woods/ Al Shaw Trail. 2.5-3 hrs. Slow to moderate loop hike. Well mannered dogs welcome. Gently rolling, forested trails. Bring a drink and snacks.Bob and Diane Hughes.
42 people & 2 dogs were out enjoying today's sunny Fall day. The colours were great & the weather perfect for hiking. Everyone walked the 5.8 km Al Shaw loop. And 31 carried on for a 2.2 km stroll through the Walker Woods. The total hike took 2.25 hrs
Mon., Oct. 15, 2007 Durham Forest (map 5). Uxbridge ORT and Trans Canada Trail, 2.5 hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Rolling forested terrain. Joan Taylor.
20 hikers joined Joan on this 8.5 km hike, while Brian & Wilma were trail blazing in Greece. It was a nice day, good weather for hiking, with only a short dizzle. We did wander off course for a bit, but once Joan pulled out her compass, we quickly got back on track.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2007 Harold hikes the Iroquoia Part 11. Moderate 14.5 kms passing through a former quarry and into a wooded valley and grassy slopes over styles with extensive vistas south and west around Fisher's Pond and more beautiful wood land. Everyone is welcome back to Bob & Maureen's for libations and victuals
10 hikers joined Harold and Robert on this scenic hike. The weather was perfect for both the hike and our "libations and victuals" afterwards.
Mon., April 30, 2007 Uxbridge, Map 5, Al Shaw/Walker Woods, 2.5 - 3 hrs., slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Sheltered, winding trails through mature forest.. Join us for lunch afterwards. Bob and Diane Hughes
24 hikers enjoyed the mornings hike led by Diane & Bob with much help from Bob Comfort. We all did a leisurely 8.5 km hike first. Then for the 12 that wanted to eat at Fast Eddies, we walked another 2 Km to stretch the time out further. All this while Brian & Wilma were gallivanting around out West.
Sat. April 28, 2007 (after AGM) Crow’s Pass Conservation Area (Map 6). 7km loop, moderate pace. Scenic, rolling woods and meadows. Meet at Oakridge Golf Course parking, N side Middlemarch Rd, 1km W of Ashburn Rd. Peter Attfield
7 of us joined Peter for this pleasant stroll through the woods and meadows, after a successful AGM in which 59 members attended.
Mon., Apr 16, 2007 Stouffville, Map 4. York Region Forest, loop hike, 2.5 - 3hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Forested and meadow trails. Some moderate hills and sandy areas. Join us for lunch afterwards. Wilma and Brian.
24 hikers were out today and half of them joined Brian and Wilma for lunch.
Mon., Apr 9 2007 Palgrave Forest, Map 1. Loop hike, 2.5 hrs., slow to moderate social outing along a variety of forested trails. Well mannered dogs are welcome.
Join us for lunch afterwards in Schomberg. Wilma and Brian
24 hikers and 6 dogs enjoyed the hike today, Almost everyone went to
Sheena's for lunch afterwards.
Wed., Mar 28 2007 King ORT. Maps 1&2, Weston Rd to 10th Con. 15 km, hike or snowshoe, 4+ hours, moderate-fast, hilly. Harold Sellers
21 people joined Harold on this 15 Km hike.
Mon., Mar 19, 2007 Stouffville (map 4) Bendor & Graves – York Region Forest, 2.5-3 hrs. Slow to moderate loop hike. Sheltered forest trails. Bring a warm drink and snacks. Well mannered dogs are welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards in Newmarket. Brian and Wilma
25 hikers enjoyed today's outing. It was a little windy, but fortunately
we were protected by the trees. After the hike, 13 of us had lunch at St. Louis Bar & Grill.
Mon., Mar 5, 2007 Uxbridge ORT (Map 5) North Walker Woods. 2.5-3 hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Snowshoes? Boots? Your choice…. Gently rolling, forested trails. Bring a warm drink and snacks. Join us for lunch afterwards. Brian or Wilma
You will see from the pictures we went though blinding snow storm to sunny weather. Twenty hikers enjoyed this day with the varied weather and a 4.7 km hike. Afterwards 12 - 14 of us visited Fast Eddies for lunch.
Mon., Feb 19 2007 York Region Forest North Tract – (map 4). 2.5-3 hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Snowshoes? Boots? Your choice… Forested terrain. Bring a warm drink and snacks. Going for lunch after to thaw out. Brian or Wilma
Eighteen of us enjoyed todays hike. It was a little cold at the start but warmed up nicely.
Mon., Feb. 12, 2007. King East ORT (Map 2) Mary Lake and beyond, T&B. 6 km, slow pace, 2 ½ hr. Meet on shoulder of Keele St at trail entrance, approx. 0.7 km north of 15th Sideroad. Hiking boots essential, icers or snow shoes recommended depending on weather. Well mannered dogs on leash welcome. Bring snacks and drinks. Lunch option in King City. Stan Butcher
Stan was busy elsewhere so Diane and Bob led this hike.Thirteen lucky people hiked over to Pine Farm Orchards via the side trail, then braved the short walk south on Jane St. and returned along the ORT. The snow on the trail was generally packed, so walking was fairly easy. Eight people did an extra 2 km on the Miller Side Trail, bringing the distance up to 8 km. Seven of us had lunch at Kosmos Taverna in King City.
Mon., Feb 5, 2007. Durham Forest – Uxbridge ORT and Trans Canada Trail (map 5). 2.5 hrs. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Snowshoes? Boots? Your
choice Rolling forested terrain. Bring a warm drink and snacks. Meet at Durham Forest Parking Lot. Going for lunch after to thaw out. Brian or Wilma.
9 hikers took part in this hike. It was very cold but the sun did shine. Brian & Wilma were off enjoying warm weather in the south, so Joan Taylor assisted by
Bob Comfort led this hike. My GPS showed we hiked ~ 8 km and averaged 4.7 km. A little faster than normal, but it helped keep us warm.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2007 King ORT, Map 2, 7th Con to 16th Sdrd, 13 km, 4 hrs, moderate-fast, hike or snowshoe, shuttle. Meet at Community Bible Church, west side of Bathurst, just south of Henderson Dr. Harold Sellers
A beautiful day enjoyed by 24 people. We hiked a little over 14 km and were on the trail a bit less than 4 hours.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2007 Robbie Burns Day Hike. Uxbridge ORT. Map 5, Durham Forest to Secord. Visit Fast Eddie’s Diner for lunch, then on to Secord. 15 km, 4+ hours, hike or snowshoe, moderate-fast, shuttle. Meet at end of Secord Rd, E. of 3rd Con, 2 km S. of Durham Rd 21, Goodwood. Harold Sellers
30 people enjoyed this special hike. Charlie did the Address to a Haggis. He seems to get better every year he does it. So thank you Charlie for your marvelous rendition of this famous poem. And thank you Janet for supplying the "Haggis". Bob Comfort sent me his GPS track & it claims the total hike was over 17 km. I
wouldn't know, because I was one of the people that quit after the 11 km hike to lunch.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2007 Uxbridge ORT and Walker Side Trails (map 5). 2.5 hrs, forested terrain. Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Snowshoes? Boots?
. Going for lunch after to thaw out. Brian and Wilma
24 hikers enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather on this day. No snowshows were needed .We hiked just under 8 km.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2007 Uxbridge – map 5 – Glen Major West Tract, and Bluebird Trail. Snowshoes? Boots? Your choice… Loop hike – 2.5-3 hrs – Slow to moderate. Well mannered dogs welcome. Some hills with scenic vistas in this mixed forest and meadow area. Wilma and Brian.
21 people and 2 dogs enjoyed today's 7.3 km hike. It was a good hike with beautiful scenery and the sun actually shone once.
Unfortunately snowshoes were not needed.