Duke of Edinburgh Hike – June 5-8


Cappahayden to Aquaforte Hike, East Coast Trail

June 5 – 8, 2015

This hike will be full of beautiful woodlands, headlands, lookouts, lighthouses, waterfalls and the spectacular Spurwink Sea Arch. The hike is mainly rated moderate with the exception of a difficult section between South West River to Port Kirwan. More specific hike details are available at http://www.eastcoasttrail.ca/trail/trail_detail.php. Refer to posted East Coast Trail maps.

Due to the links between communities, this hike totals almost 50 kms. Some of this will be on the main roads so be aware and cautious. This is primarily a Gold Qualifying hike with three students completing Bronze and two students completing Silver.

Friday, June 5

9:00 a.m.           All hikers and leaders are welcome to meet at the Irving in Kilbride (12 Bay Bulls Rd, A1G 1A3) to marshall and car-pool. If you’d rather meet in Cappahayden, please be ready to begin hiking at 11 a.m. This southern shore community is about 90 minutes from St. John’s.

11:00 a.m.         Hike begins in Cappahayden (Island Meadow Path). GPS South: 46.872088, -52.942042

Saturday, June 6

9:00 a.m.           For those hikers and leaders joining on Saturday, be ready to hike at 9:00 a.m. Meet the group on the south side of Renews, at the end of the road.

Sunday, June 7

1:00 p.m.                Proud hikers departing on Sunday will be collected in Port Kirwan. There is a church at the end of the community. GPS South: 46.9693, -52.9119.

Monday, June 8

2 p.m.               Proud GOLD-AWARD hikers will be ready for high-fives and a hearty meal! Pick up is in Aquaforte. Exit to the left at the Aquaforte Community Hall (white building) and follow the road to the East Coast Trail sign at the fork in the road and continue to right. You’ll find hikers at the end of the paved road. GPS North: 47.0083, -52.9668.

Main volunteer hike leaders include Geoff Ash, Barry Robbins, John Outerbridge, Terry Day, Jim Slade, Gillian Browne, Ted van Nostrand and more! Thanks to all!

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