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River Valley Hills & Drills/ Intro to Backpacking (7/3/2019)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: McNally Area
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 3 2019  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 3 2019 5:55:00 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:22
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 30 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Hill and drills will be a series of hikes desired to get you in shape and geared up for the upcoming backpacking season. These hikes are designed to put you though your paces as a prerequisite for weekends exploring various hiking trails around Alberta and David Thompson Country. These hikes are at a brisk pace around 5 km/hour.
Please click HERE for more info on Edmonton's River Valley System and Parks.

Click HE RE for more info and tips on beginner backpacking and hiking.

We will meet at McNally High School parking lot at 6:50, leaving right at 7:00 PM. Please ensure you have hiking good foot wear and are well hydrated. Look for Mark with the blue EOC ball cap.

Required Items to Bring:
-Good footwear
-Clothing appropriate for the weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
-Backpack with some training weight

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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- 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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!