|Event Location:||Town of Devon|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Nov 19 2017 9:45 AM|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Nov 19 2017 7:00:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||4 hrs + approx including travel|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Member Cost:||Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|We will meet at 9:45 am at
the boat launch (directions below).
There are around 14km of trails located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley around Devon, so we will go and check them out!
The event begins at the parking lot by the boat
launch at Devon, on the south bank of the North
I have classed this hike as "moderate to difficult" because there are a lot of steep sections where the trail rises and descends (including a tough section of switchbacks), which will prove challenging to many of us, but we will prevail!
We will pass by the golf course and campground
below, before climbing back up again. There are
even some "mini-hoodoos" to admire!
Bring some lunch and/or snacks, as we'll need
Please note that proper hiking footwear with good support and grip is essential, as some sections are steep and challenging, especially if underfoot conditions are wet and/or slippery.
Also please note that this is a group hike -
therefore "superfast hikers" should be prepared
to wait for the group as a whole throughout the
Similarily - "less than superfast hikers" - please find the time to get some training hikes in before this one, so that you are not "caught cold" doing this one!
In summary, this is not an easy hike - there are lots of significant gradients throughout the whole hike and you will get a good workout! However, it is a very scenic area and well worth visiting.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||If you are meeting in Devon - meet at 9:45am at the
boat launch at Devon on the south bank of the
North Saskatchewan River.|
To get to Devon, follow Hwy 60 south from Edmonton and take the first turn into Devon south of the bridge.
Take the first left, then left again, and go down the hill to the river bank.
We will meet at the boat launch area, towards its eastern side.
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|Voluntary Donation: ( What is this?)|
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.
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