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EOC Wednesday Winter Hike Night 2019: Snow Valley - Fox Drive (2/27/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Meet in the South overflow parking lot by Snow Valley Ski Centre
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Feb 27 2019  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 27 2019 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours approx
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 13 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Since 'Winter Walk Day' in Alberta this year was in the big cold snap of 2019, let's do our own Edmonton Outdoor Club (EOC) 'Winter Hike Night' version since it should be warmer. See our itinerary below:

Meet in the South part (Snow Valley overflow parking lot next to bridge) of the parking lot by the Snow Valley Ski Club building at 6:50 PM
I will have a blue EOC cap hanging on the antenna of my car so you can recognise me.

From Snow Valley, we will walk north through Whitemud Park as far as Fox Drive, then continue up a steady climb to the Grandview Heights area.
We can enjoy the view from the top of the stairs overlooking the Quesnell Bridge and then return to Snow Valley via Whitemud Park.

Difficulty: the walk will be at a "moderate" pace (approx 4.5 km/h) and we will have a steady climb up the trail from Fox Drive to Grandview Heights.

Dogs are welcome on this hike, however they must be leashed because there is no off-leash area where we are going. If you are bringing your dog(s) please note this when you sign up for the event.

Reference: Winter Walk Day is a province-wide initiative to get Albertans up and moving during the winter months. Winter Walk Day celebrates our Alberta Winter while promoting the year-round health benefits of walking.


Required Items to Bring:
-Flashlight, or headlamp
-Ice cleats
-Warm clothing, and good winter footwear (see notes in recommended section in right column)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Water
-Hiking poles
-Dress in breathable layers to keep warm and avoid overheating.
-Wear a hat. Most of your body heat is lost through your head.
-Wear warm, waterproof boots, roomy enough to allow wiggle room for your toes.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To access Snow Valley, leave Whitemud Drive at 119 St / 122 St, head down Rainbow Valley Road and pass underneath Whitemud Drive. We will meet in the overflow parking lot right before the Ski Club building.

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Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.


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