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Exploring Devon's Trails (10/19/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Devon Voyageur Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 19 2019  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 19 2019 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~2.5-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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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: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

I have rated this hike as "moderate to difficult" since there are several steep sections where the trail rises and descends. There is a tough section of switchbacks including the "Legs of Fire" staircase. This will be challenging to many of us but we'll go *slow and steady* and we'll all get there! :)

Located at the end of Saskatchewan Avenue West along the North Saskatchewan River, this beautiful area includes a boat launch, picnic tables, Gazebo, and washroom facilities. Voyageur Park is also the westernmost point for the beginning of the River Valley Alliance parks and trail system that starts here in Devon and runs all the way to the County of Strathcona to Fort Saskatchewan, a full 88km of riverfront integrated park.

Here is a map of Devon's trails so we will go and check some of them out for about 2.5-3 hours (10-12km).

The event begins at the parking lot at Devon Voyageur Park on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River. The trails are accessed to the east of the parking lot and begin by following the river bank for a short distance along paved then dirt paths.

**Please note that proper hiking footwear with good support and grip is essential, as some sections are steep and challenging, especially if conditions are wet and/or slippery.

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.

**There will be NO carpool for this event.

Please note that this out-of-town hike will be weather dependent.

Optional: Afterwards we can go to check out Frickin' Delights Donuts for some donuts and coffee, if we finish before 3pm.


Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Lunch &/or snacks
- Appropriate footwear & clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet at the Devon Voyageur Park located at:
1 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Devon T9G 1B2

- Head south along Highway 60 (aka Devonian Way) to Devon
- Pass the “Welcome to Devon” sign
- Take the first left after the bridge onto Athabasca Drive
- Take the first left onto Superior Street
- Turn left onto Saskatchewan Avenue and follow it down the hill
- We will meet at the second parking lot on your right
*To find me, I'll be stood by a blue Hyundai.


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