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Ewok Village River Valley Hills and Drills (5/2/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: McNally/ Ewok Village/ Forest Heights
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 2 2018  6:45 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 2 2018 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration: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: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
This will be a series of hikes designed to get us in shape and geared up for upcoming backpacking, or hiking trips with the EOC. Each week or two we will hike in the river valley area on trails that will help condition us, leading up to enjoyable weekends potentially exploring the Rockies and our own Alberta "back yard".
This hike is rated as a D4 difficulty because some of the trails have a steep elevation incline sections and may have tree roots, muddy sections, loose surface, narrow trail. Bringing hiking poles or a walking stick is advised.
Due to the narrow trails and size of the group, I have chosen not to allow dogs on this event.
We will hike one of the best kept secret in the Edmonton river valley coined by locals as "Ewok Village". This is a network of trails along the South East forested slope just below McNally High School. We will then hike under the Dawson bridge and travel along the even gravel trails around Riverside Golf Course. We plan to keep a steady hiking pace through forested trails, up steep inclines, down challenging slopes and hidden gullies. The route will be finished by a hike up the hill on the paved multi-use trail back to McNally.

Please click HERE for more info and tips on beginner backpacking and hiking if you are interested. The EOC also has some great links and outdoor resources listed on our left hand column of the webpage.

In the case of recent rain and extremely muddy conditions, we will alter the route to easier gravel and multi-use trails.

We will meet at McNally High School parking lot at 6:45 PM for introductions and questions, and then we will depart at 7:00 PM sharp. Please ensure you have good foot wear and are well hydrated. Everyone is welcome even if you are not interested in backpacking. Look for the guy with the yellow EOC cap.

Afterwards we may go for some well deserved refreshments and snacks at the Hill Top Pub: 8220-106 Avenue.


Required Items to Bring:
-Good footwear
-Clothing appropriate for the weather
-Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
-Backpack
-Money for snacks afterwards.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:See the link below for map and directions. We will meet in the parking lot. Check out my picture on the "Volunteers" page.


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Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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