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River Fest: Fort Saskatchewan River Valley Waterfront Trails (9/17/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Fish Pond/ Boat Launch, Fort Saskatchewan
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 17 2017  1:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 17 2017 11:30:00 AM
Event Duration:About 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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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:16
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

Itinerary:
We will meet at the EPCOR RiverFest site located at the Fort Saskatchewan Riverfront Park/Boat launch. This is a last minute calendar posting, but I expect that there will be individual sign ups on site as advertised. I would like to hike along the waterfront trails in Fort Saskatchewan that follow alongside the North Saskatchewan River. This will be a moderately paced hike, with some single track technical hiking trails along the river.

We will pass under the Highway #15 bridge during our hike, and we will also be able to view the piers that remain from a long-abandoned and demolished railway bridge that used to be used to provide a passenger rail link to Fort Saskatchewan.

Did you know: Fort Saskatchewan is at the eastern end of an initiative by the River Valley Alliance to build a network of trails that extend all the way from Devon to Edmonton? The Fort Saskatchewan region is also the western terminus of the Iron Horse Trail, and the southern terminus of the Athabasca Landing Trail. The Athabasca Landing Trail project is raising funds to build a footbridge that would potentially use the piers left by the abandoned railway bridge which would connect trail systems on both sides of the river, and connect the Fort Saskatchewan waterfront trail to the Athabasca Landing Trail.

Required Items to Bring:
-Weather appropriate clothing
-Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Look for Mark wearing a blue Edmonton Outdoor Club hat
Parking: Parking on site is limited. Instead, use Park & Ride, or come by bicycle. Bike lockup available on site. Park and Ride: Park and Ride locations are the Dow Center and the Spray Park. Busses will run from 11 am until 5:30 pm.

Notes:

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

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