Weekly Fitness Hike: Whitemud Nature Area Explorer Trails - Wed, Sep 28 2022

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Weekly Fitness Hike: Whitemud Nature Area Explorer Trails (9/28/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Snow Valley Ski Hill area
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 28 2022  6:40 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 28 2022 5:45:00 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:14
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
We will meet at 6:40 PM to check in, and leave at 6:45 PM sharp. From the far North end of Snow Valley Parking Lot The route will be a circuit that follows along some gravel path and some rough track trails, for a total round trip of about 9 to 10 km at a brisk pace over >5km/hr (above average hiking pace).TBD based on conditions.

This challenging hike is 9 km in length, which encompasses stepping over fallen tree debris and hiking up and down steep slopes and single track trails. We will have you convinced that you are no longer in the city!

**Please be aware the trail could be wet, or muddy in some sections. Wear good grip footwear.


**We are open to having dogs on the hike, however they must be leashed

Also please note that this is a group hike - therefore "superfast hikers" (>5.4 km/hr and above) 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.

Similarily - "less than regular hikers" (<5.1 km/hr) - please find the time to get some training hikes in before this one, so that you are not "caught cold" doing this high moderate intermediate pace hike!

Bring walking aids (walking stick, hiking poles, etc) as desired.

We are requesting $2.00 per event in person, or our suggested annual donation of $20 be done electronically.
For your convenience, you can donate via Paypal or PC Banking directly to our Treasurer Donna M tr easurer@edmontonout doorclub.com


Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (*Hiking boots, or trail shoes)
**Headlamp, or good Flashlight for visibility
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • - Hiking poles

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Take the Whitemud Drive
    Turn South onto 119 St. Then turn west (first right off 119 St).
    Rainbow Valley Road has a sign labeled Whitemud Park. Take this road to the Snow Valley Ski Hill Parking lot. We will meet at the far North end of Snow Valley ski hill parking Lot. This is the start of the event.


    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!

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