Date

Jul 28 2024

Time

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Guided Hike on Father Troy’s Trail

Experience the beauty of the East Coast Trail with our volunteer guides. Our guided hikes are available to everyone at no cost. You can support the Association and help us keep these hikes free by becoming a member or by making a donation.

Preregistration for this outing is required. Register by following the link on the left.

Path: Father Troy’s Trail, Flatrock to Torbay
Date: Sunday, July 28th
Meet Time:  9:00 am
Meet Location: Spray Lane, Torbay
Duration: 4 hours
Distance: 8.9 km
Rating: Easy
Leader: Emile Sopkowe – emsopkowe@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Glenn Day


Notes

  • Please be on time or a bit early.
  • Before the hike, please privately advise the hike leader if you have any concerns, health issues, or severe allergies (this is not mandatory).
  • Wear sturdy footwear. Hiking boots with ankle support are strongly recommended. Sneakers of any type are unsuited to wet terrain or rock-hopping and offer no ankle support.
  • Carry an adequate backpack to carry water, fruit juice or other fluids (a suggestion of 300 ml/hour per person). DO NOT bring frozen water, it will NOT thaw out during the hike. Food items for a snack/lunch. We will be stopping for a small lunch break.
  • A walking stick/pole/staff helps with balance and reduces the risk of falls and sprains.
  • For safety reasons, it’s always a good idea to carry a whistle.
  • Wear layered clothing suitable for the weather. This would include a hat/cap, gloves, warm fleece, jacket/coat/wind breaker as temperatures would be a bit cooler/colder along the coastline at this time of year. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm with an SPF factor are highly recommended.
  • This is a group hike and participants are advised to stay with the designated hike leader and co-leader, and group for safety reasons.

Please note this event is weather-dependent. If the hike leader determines the hike must be cancelled, it will be posted on the East Coast Trail’s Facebook page by 7:00 am on the morning of the hike.