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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cape Split

Cape Split Hike for Homeschoolers: Thursday, October 6th

Come join us for a hike out to the end of Nova Scotia's famous Cape Split. We will meet at the trailhead at 11:45 and begin the hike at noon. In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule. Check the blog or call before heading out.

Following Highway 101 take Exit 11 to the 358 North and drive to Scott's Bay. It is fairly well marked. Then follow the Cape Split signs to the parking lot and the trailhead. For those with GPS the waypoints are 0382909E 5021093N.

Description:Cape Split can be a long walk for the un-experienced hiker, but it is well worth the trip. We will be taking the in-land trail which is fairly easy going and is well suited for most hikers. This trail is roughly 16 km long, so we will give ourselves 5 hours to hike out, enjoy the view, and then hike back. There are some washed out or muddy sections, inclines and declines, but overall it is a fairly good trail. Low tide will be at 3 pm that day.

Distance: 16km return
Time: 4-5 hours
Type: Day Hiking
Surface: natural, old woods road
Rating: Inland Trail: Moderate

Please consider: Bring water and trail snacks. Wear supportive shoes that can get muddy. No washroom facilities exist on the trail, so you may want to bring emergency toilet paper! As the trail is 16 km, young children may find it too difficult. Not stroller accessible. There are sheer drop offs, so we ask that you instruct your children in advance that they must be within eyesight of you at all times.

Questions: Please contact Jan Blackwell at 242-2949, or email janblackwell2@hotmail.com

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