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Discussion: West Caledon

in: Bash; Bash > 2017-07-08

Jul 9, 2017 1:43 PM # 
Lots of great memories doing similar loops from that dead end at Chinguacousy. Specifically super open forest and early spring greenery along the ridge line just south of The Grange Sideroad.

Lots of swaths of the Bruce and surrounding area to map up there.
Jul 9, 2017 3:17 PM # 
Agreed! Some of that greenery is poison ivy at this time of year but it is a beautiful area. There are lots of bike trails on the block of land between Old Baseline and Grange. We once did an adventure race that passed through there. I'm not sure who owns the land.
Jul 9, 2017 5:22 PM # 
There's some super technical rocky trails (for running and mountain biking) on the Bruce at the dead end of Boston Mills Road just west of Mississauga Road southwest all the way to Terra Cotta.

The orienteering/AR community in Ontario should really make something happen up that way map-wise, just following the Bruce.

Currently, we have the Gators late 90's Terra Cotta map, then nothing to the north until DGL's Caledon Ski Club map, and the 2006 Gators map of a portion of Forks of the Credit PP.

South of Terra Cotta, none of the Silver Creek portion of the Bruce Trail is mapped until Limehouse.

From there, we have a huge (but ancient) Gators map of Speyside, and an unused, quarry-infested 1980's TOC map of Scotch Block.

After that DGL's fantastic maps of Hilton Falls northward.

Any idea what's going on at CVCA and HRCA these days?
Jul 9, 2017 7:02 PM # 
I've been involved with the TRCA in the Humber watershed where we live, and they are fairly positive about orienteering. I don't know anything about CVC's attitude but I'm told that Halton has not been very supportive in recent years. I looked into using DGL's Hilton Falls map and was told I was welcome to contact Halton but the club had pretty much given up for now. Luckily, we still have Rocky Ridge when we want that type of terrain.

Mapping initiatives happen at the club level but unfortunately, there aren't many clubs with money or volunteer resources to spare. Too bad there aren't more Ontarians who know how to make maps!

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