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Spring 2012 Review

As February draws to a close, it's time to change our winter theme to a spring look. This has been a record mild winter with a record small snowfall in Southern Ontario. What are the implications for hiking this spring?Hiking: The trails should be open earlier for spring hiking. Trails could be drier than normal with reduced spring runoff and ...
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L18 Thorold tunnel hole

On Friday August 26, I hiked the Bert Lowe Side Trail in hike L18 Thorold South Old Welland Canals with my friend, John, to check out the new version of the Bert Lowe ST. At one point this side trail crosses under Highway 406. Entering the square tunnel at the south end, we noticed an inch or two of slimy water in the end of the tunnel du...
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Lyme Disease

Now that Spring has arrived (okay, it snowed today!) you should be aware of the dangers of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. In Ontario, these bacteria are spread by the bite of blacklegged ticks (formerly called deer ticks), Ixodes scapularis. The blacklegged tick can be found...
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New tohi website

Welcome to the new TorontoHiking website. What began a year ago has finally come to fruition. Yes, it's been a long haul and well over 1000 hours or work -lots was fun, some was challenging, some rewarding and some just tedious. In any case I'm pleased to unveil it and happy with the result. The basic design graphics will change with the four seaso...
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TorontoHiking Blog

blog_summer12_2909 Through these three blogs, I hope all of us with a love of hiking and the outdoors can communicate that to each other and to others. By giving people access to some of the things they may need for hiking, perhaps more people will be encouraged to hit the......
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