Trek The Trails/ Hidden Gems Series: Westpointe Ravine Explorer - Thu, Jul 1 2021

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Trek The Trails/ Hidden Gems Series: Westpointe Ravine Explorer (7/1/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 365 Windermere Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6W 0S4
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jul 1 2021  8:20 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 1 2021 7:45:00 AM
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: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: Yes

Itinerary:
Intermediate hikers are all welcome, but please be advised that this hike has a brisk pace.

We will tour the single track mountain bike trails at Westpointe Ravine into West Terwillegar Park.

This walk is in a hidden gem ravine that drops quickly down steep single track trails paralleling the Anthony Henday down to the river.
If you have aspirations of doing the West Coast Trail, or any other rough terrain trails, particularly backpacking, please join me for this exploratory hike of the trails into South Terwillegar Park and back.

We will meet in the parking lot next to James McCrie Douglas Playground in the south parking lot of the Catholic School at 8:20 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM (or earlier if the groupís all there). Look for Mark wearing (or holding) a blue EOC ball cap, or look up his profile picture on the volunteer page.

Bring some snacks, as we'll need them!


Anyone who is interested in this trail trek is welcome - you don't have to be training for anything, but this will have a brisk pace of around 5 km/hour, and will be through rougher single track terrain. We will also be experiencing very hot weather feeling close to +30 degrees Celsius!! Bring plenty of water and a snack.

Dogs are permitted on this event, but just a reminder (for dogs and humans alike) that this is a longer/tougher hike!

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

Also please note that this is a group hike - therefore "superfast hikers" should be prepared to wait for the group as a whole throughout the whole hike.
If you're not prepared to do this, then this will not be the event for you.
Similarly - "less than superfast hikers" - please find the time to get some training hikes in before this one, so that you are not "caught cold" doing this one!

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.

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Required Items to Bring:
- Water (2 litres)
- 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.
- Hiking pole(s)
- Snack

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in the parking lot next to James McCrie Douglas Playground in the south parking lot of the Catholic School.

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!