Cape St. Francis to Cripple Cove and Beyond

Sat, Nov 20: Cape St. Francis to Cripple Cove and Beyond
8:30 am in the Pouch Cove Ball Field parking area on the ocean side (right side)
Duration: 8 hours (estimated). Distance: approx. 15.0 km. Rating: Difficult/strenuous. Type: Regular. Leader: Ed Delaney,, 334 2304. Co-leader: Greg Bennett, Notes: This is an exploratory hike following the proposed route for the path between Cape St. Francis and Bauline. Not all of this route has been finalized, but by Nov 20 the trail crew should have the initial cut completed to the Marine Drive Park Reserve boundary. The path is in the early stages of planning and development so expect roots, stumps, muddy areas, boggy sections and rock outcrops. A lot of elevation gain and loss throughout. The exit route will be finalized next week and the hike will either end in Pouch Cove or Marine Drive Park on the Bauline Line. Either way there will be some ‘bushwacking’ for the final few km. You will need boots with ankle support and a pair of rubber boots as extras will be useful. Participation limited to 15 persons. Pre-registration required and preference will be given to ECTA members.