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Wednesday Weekly Hike-Terwillegar Park Training Explorer (10/17/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Terwilleger Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Oct 17 2018  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 17 2018 5:30:00 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: 17 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

I want to find a good technical terrain trail or two for backpack/terrain training. I am hopefully going to do part of the West Coast Trail next year. I've heard what the terrain is like, and I want to find something that has as much rough terrain as possible to do with my backpack on for training.

I want to check out the mountain bike trails at Terwillegar for this purpose.

This walk will be an exploratory walk to go check out these trails and assess their suitability for backpack/terrain training, and also assess whether we can train on these trails without damaging them or interfering with cyclists (who these trails are actually for).

If you have aspirations of doing the West Coast Trail, or any other rough terrain trails, particularly backpacking, please join me for this exploratory walk. Once I've found some suitable locations, I'll post regular training events through to next July. If you have other suggestions for trails/tracks which may fit the training "specifications", please e-mail me with your thoughts.

This will NOT be a fast-paced speed demon walk... the intention is to explore and assess the route for future events. Anyone who is interested in this walk is welcome - you don't have to be training for anything.

Meet in the parking lot at 6:30 PM for a prompt departure at 6:35 PM (or earlier if the gang's all there). Look for Mark wearing (or holding) a blue EOC ball cap, or look up his profile picture on the volunteer page.

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Sturdy footwear with good traction
- Clothes for the weather
- Headlamp
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Gaiters
- Hiking pole(s)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:- Take the Terwillegar exit off Whitemud and head south.
- Turn right at Rabbit Hill Road and keep going till the road turns to a gravel road and goes downhill.
- The parking lot is at the bottom of the hill.


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- 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.

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