Government House Park - Glenora - MacKinnon Ravine - Tue, Jan 15 2013

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Government House Park - Glenora - MacKinnon Ravine (1/15/2013)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Government House Park (parking lot nearest the NW end of Groat Bridge)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jan 15 2013  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jan 15 2013 4:30:00 PM
Event Duration:Up to 2.0 hours approx
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ian M
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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:15
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


We will meet at 6:00pm, for a 6:10pm departure.

Meet at the small parking lot at the NW end of Groat Bridge - see the directions below.
I will be wearing a yellow EOC cap, and standing by a grey Hyundai wagon.

Note that I would like to maintain a fairly brisk pace on this walk, although we will have a few short breaks along the way.

We will then walk west along the MacKinnon Ravine trail, as far west as it goes (just short of 149 Street).
At that point, we will turn around and start heading back east along MacKinnon Ravine.
After we pass under the 142 St bridge, there is a flight of stairs that takes us up into Glenora (St. George's Crescent).
We will climb those stairs and enjoy the great views over the River Valley.
We will then continue through Glenora and across 102 Ave, to access Ramsey Ravine.
This will then bring us back into the River Valley, and back to the parking lot.

Difficulty - this isn't too tough a walk, although MacKenzie Ravine in a westerly direction is a steady but moderate climb - remember we are walking at a brisk pace though!
Also, the stairs up to St George's Crescent are fairly steep and there are quite a lot of them! (sorry, don't know how many.....)

Dogs are welcome on this hike, please remember to include them on the registration! :-)

Please bring a headlamp / flashlight, and ice-grips / traction devices for your footwear are strongly recommended.

Required Items to Bring:

Suitable clothing and footwear
Headlamp / flashlight
Ice grips / traction devices for your footwear.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Earplugs so you don't have to listen to Ian M's bad jokes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Westmount - south on Groat Road, take the right lane for River Valley Rd, turn right into the parking lot before you go under the Groat Bridge.

From U of A - north on Groat Road, cross the bridge, exit right, right again, under the bridge then left into the parking lot.

From River Valley Rd - west under Groat Bridge then left into the parking lot.

Look for the coordinator wearing the yellow EOC ball cap.

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