|Event Location:||Echo Glen Park, Gibbons|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 15 2017 1:00 PM|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Oct 15 2017 11:30:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours, plus travel time|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||16|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|The town of Gibbons is rich in history. We will hike along the Sturgeon River Valley and part of the Athabasca Landing Trail (and official section of the current Trans Canada Trail/Great Trail). The trail follows old tracks of freight wagons that brought goods from Fort Edmonton to Athabasca Landing in the late 1800's. We will start on the West side of town at Echo Glen Park. |
We will also hike the forested river valley trails on the old Gibbons homestead. The Gibbons' family homestead was the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail, just before the turn of the century. The trail was built for travelers on their way to Athabasca, and then further destinations such as the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon. This hike will be somewhat of a historic tour back in time, while we hike along the scenic Sturgeon River.
See the Trans Canada Trail website
We can go for an early supper at the Gibbons Mainstreet Grill & Pub after the hike.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Directions: Travel north on 97 St. Edmonton, (HWY 28) 30 km to Gibbons. Turn right into Gibbons off HWY 28. First left after the bridge, before the train tracks to get to Echo Glen Park. Look for the park sign. The parking lot is a circle of boulders.|
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