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Advanced Pace Hike: Lake Beaumaris and Griesbach Hill Explorer (10/21/2020)

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.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 15379 Castle Downs Rd and Lake Beaumaris
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Oct 21 2020  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 21 2020 5:45:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D6: Advanced
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:14
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:
Please read all details in red below and and event detail. We will need to be distanced while in single file and step off the trail or pathway briefly to let others pass safely.

Advanced pace brisk Walk around the Lake and trail explorer in nearby Griesbach Park *NOTE: We start walking clock-wise around the lake at 6:30 PM. So if you're late, you'll have to find us on the walk around the lake (try going counter clock-wise to meet up with us).

We will meet at the Castledowns library parking lot (more room in the main lot), walk around the lake a couple times to get in some good weekday night exercise.

Although largely artificial, Lake Beaumaris is the largest lake within the city limits of Edmonton. The trail around the lake offers great paved path for year round walking with lighting all the way around the lake. For a challenge we will take a detour and hike up Greisbach Hill in Greisbach Park for our scenic view of North Edmonton and Downtown in the distance.

Come well hydrated and keep your dinner light.
We could encounter slippery single track trail conditions, dress accordingly with trail shoes.


Experienced intermediate hikers are all welcome, but please be advised that this hike has a very brisk pace (6 km/h) with challenging single track narrow trails *and elevation. A real challenge!! If you are signing up to the advanced hike, we expect you to keep up to the fast pace so you don't fall too far behind and lose the group.


**There are important ways to protect yourself and others from Coronavirus, the most essential being to sanitize your hands frequently. We request that you **bring your own hand sanitizer** with you on the event. For all who choose to enjoy an EOC activity we require participants to follow all Federal and Provincial rules in regards to Covid- 19, and the 2 meters/ 6 feet of social distancing from all club members and the public while on the trails and in public spaces. ** Our activities are outdoors in uncrowded spaces where cross-contamination is considered lower risk, but strict precautions still need to be followed. click for more information and to learn more.

Additional requirements:

1. Create social space.
Avoid greeting each other where there is the potential for skin-to- skin contact, such as hugs or handshakes or high- fives. . When in doubt, share a friendly wave and 'hello'. Blow your nose, cough, sneeze, or clear your airway at least 2 metres away from others. Don't use clothing to wipe. Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2 metres of people other than members of your own household.
  • **The government has indicated that masks may help. Therefore, we are leaving it to the discretion of participants to choose whether you'd like to wear masks. Be aware that this is not a requirement so you must be comfortable with others potentially not wearing masks (as long as social distancing is maintained).

    2. Are you feeling unwell?
    If you have a cough or flu-like symptoms, you must stay home, and should consider getting yourself tested by calling 8-1-1. Also the Alberta government states if you have symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or runny nose, you MUST self-isolate for 10 days after the onset of symptoms and until your symptoms have resolved (whichever is longer). *If you are in mandatory self-isolation you can not legally go outside for a walk through your neighbourhood or park.

    3. Your EOC event hosts are volunteers.
    Participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, their current physical condition, current trail conditions, and are responsible for their own safety and well-being.

    4. Further important considerations:

  • The province has encouraged outdoor activities with physical distancing. Studies have shown the benefits of outdoor activity for staying healthy. Therefore, we are offering outdoor organized activities to support your best health and well-being.
  • **Please respect each otherís space with the required social distancing of all people in public spaces.


    Self test and Covid-19 FAQs here: click for more FAQ information, testing, and links for Alberta Health Covid-19.



    (*Note we are not accepting cash donations at this time on our events. Please feel free to send donations to our Treasurer Donna M (Send electronic e-transfer to Treasurer@edmontonoutdoorclub.com. We are requesting $2.00 per event, or $20.00 for the year from members.


  • Required Items to Bring:
  • *Hand sanitizer*
  • Your own food, water(don't share items)
    - Headlamp or flashlight

    - Water
    - Sturdy footwear with good traction
    - Clothes for the weather
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    - Mask

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:The Castledowns Library is located at Castledowns Road (113A), and 153 ave. Please meet in front of Library in the North East corner of the parking lot. Look for Mark wearing a bright blue EOC hat, or hanging the hat from the car antenna.


    Notes:

    - We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
    - 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!