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Emily Murphy Park to Buena Vista Footbridge - Hiking and Geocaching (3/26/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Emily Murphy Park - parking lot nearest Groat Bridge
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 26 2017  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Mar 26 2017 9:30:00 AM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


We will meet in the parking lot at Emily Murphy Park (NW corner nearest the Groat Road bridge) at 10:30 AM for registration, leaving at 10:40 AM.

The hike will begin by heading west into Hawrelak Park and crossing the river at the Buena Vista footbridge. We will continue through Buena Vista Park up the hill to Riverside Drive, continue back down into MacKinnon Ravine. After continuing past Groat Road Bridge to the Douglas B Menzies bridge (which carries the LRT over the river), we will work our way back to Emily Murphy Park along the south side of the river.

Along the way we will hunt for a number of geocaches that are hidden along the way. Our goal will be to find three River Valley Alliance geocaches that are hidden along the way (GC6GPMT - The Pits; GC6H07N - Emily Murphy; GC6H07X - Maike Grove Deck). These three geocaches, and 25 others hidden alongside the North Saskatchewan River between Devon and Fort Saskatchewan, are part of the River Valley Alliance's GeoTour. You can find more details about these geocaches, including their coordinates, by registering on geocaching.c om. Anyone who wishes to participate in finding these geocaches will need to bring either a GPS or a smartphone that has a geocaching app installed.

Required Items to Bring:
Appropriate footwear and clothing
Ice grips (expect it to be icy along parts of the river valley)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
GPS (or smartphone with GPS app)
Trinkets to place into geocaches

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Emily Murphy Park is at Groat Road and Emily Murphy Park Road NW.

To get to Emily Murphy Park from Gateway Blvd/Calgary Trail: head west on 82nd Ave/ Whyte Ave, then turn right on 110 St, then turn left on Saskatchewan Drive.
Keep to the right and take Emily Murphy Park Rd., turn right into Emily Murphy Park.

If you are coming from the north on Groat Road: take the exit toward Parks Area, turn left then right onto Emily Murphy Park Rd, destination will be on the left.

Once in the park turn left at the T intersection and meet in parking lot near the Groat Road Bridge.

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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