Sandie's Hike: Chickakoo Lake - Sat, Sep 18 2021

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Sandie's Hike: Chickakoo Lake (9/18/2021)

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: Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 18 2021  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 18 2021 8:30:00 AM
Event Duration:~2 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:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


**NOTE: Please read all details in red below and event details including all COVID-19 group precautions before signing up! All activities are being offered in full compliance with current provincial and federal COVID standards (see links below for more info). We will be hiking in staggered groups of four abreast (box shape with 6 feet or more apart). At times we will need to be distanced while in single file and step off the trail or pathway briefly to let others pass safely.

**We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the hike. Anyone who is not acting in accordance with COVID safety requirements will be warned once. If non- compliance continues, they will be asked to leave the activity!

**Please note:
- I am only going to have 8 people max including myself on this event.
- This will be a moderately paced walk of ~4.5km/hr.
- This event will be weather dependent, please check the EOC calendar and your email for any updates.

About this walk: ~8-9km, ~2 hours including a 15- 20 minute lunch/snack break
Come and explore the scenic trails at Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area, west of Edmonton. There are four interlinking trails - Indian Ridge, Natures Way, Woodland Lookout, and Cranberry Corner Trails for a total of ~11km. The terrain is mainly gently rolling hills, but there are a few steeper sections too, for a bit of a workout. There are picnic tables and outhouses along the trails. Click on the links for more info: Parkland County Webpage and Chickakoo Trail Map.

I’ve never hiked at Marl Pond Trail, which is a 15 minute drive east of Chickakoo Lake, east of Spruce Grove on the south side of Highway 16.
About the trail: The scenic 1.5 kilometre Marl Pond Trail takes the visitor through a variety of the habitats in Wagner Natural Area, including successional meadow, willow swamp, aspen parkland, black spruce forest, white spruce forest and, of course, the marl ponds themselves.

**RE: COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: We will practice being socially distanced (6 feet / 2 meters apart) while participating on this event and step off the trail / path briefly to let others pass safely.

Please follow all Federal and Provincial rules in regards to COVID-19 - click HERE. For more FAQs, testing, and links from Alberta Health COVID-19 info, click HERE.

Additional requirements:
1. Create social space.
• Avoid skin-to-skin contact such as hugs, handshakes, or high-fives - just share a friendly wave and 'hello'.
• Blow your nose, cough, sneeze, or clear your airway at least 2m away from others.
• Wear a mask in public places to help limit the risk of spread to others if you will be within 2m of people.
**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.

2. Are you feeling unwell?
If you have a cough or flu-like symptoms, stay home and consider getting yourself tested by calling 8-1-1. 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).

*Note we are not accepting cash donations at this time on our events. We are requesting $2.00 per event or $20.00 for the year. Please feel free to send donations to our Treasurer via an electronic e-transfer to

Required Items to Bring:
- Hand sanitizer
- Mask
- Your own food & water
- Appropriate footwear & clothing
- Sunscreen & bug repellent
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Snacks
- Hiking poles
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:- From Edmonton, go west on Highway 16 then turn north (right) onto Highway 779 (RR #10).
- Follow the signs to Chickakoo - turn left at Twp #534 then turn right at RR #13
- At the "T" junction, turn right then the Chickakoo parking lot will be on your left
- Drive to the top of the hill as we will meet in the UPPER parking lot


- 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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!