Fall Hike *Intermediate Pace at Tawatinaw Valley Alpine & Nordic Centre - Sat, Oct 8 2022

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Fall Hike *Intermediate Pace at Tawatinaw Valley Alpine & Nordic Centre (10/8/2022)

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: Westlock County, Tawatinaw Valley Alpine & Nordic Centre
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 8 2022  10:20 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 7 2022 9:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2.5 hours, plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:12
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:
Discover The Valley on a Fall hike! Tawatinaw Valley is one of the best lowland ski areas in Alberta. Only 1 hour north of Edmonton, next to the historic Landing Trail, Tawatinaw Valley spreads over 140 acres and boasts some of the most spectacular views outside the Rocky Mountains. Well-groomed runs featuring gullies, ravines, open hills and gentle slopes provide 20 km of cross-country trails, which we will hike around 10-11 kms of them in the nice fall colours (*this hike was changed from a more difficult fast hike, to just an intermediate hike.

See website for more information.

This intermediate hike is 11 km in length, which encompasses hiking up and down some steep slopes, but mainly flat and rolling grassy trails. .

**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.

If you are meeting at the carpool tomorrow morning, I will be there but unable to transport anyone. It looks like there are just enough willing drivers for members needing a ride to transport with. I will be picking up another passenger north of the city after we leave Northgate and only have room for the one passenger, since I have water sports gear in my hatchback that I'll be using after the hike later in the day.

Please be there at 8:50 am so the carpool can leave on time on or before 9:00 am to head to Tawatinaw Valley. Meet in the parking lot next to the Northgate transit depot near Wendy's restaurant. 97 Street & 137 Avenue in Edmonton. I will be driving a grey Corolla hatchback four door car and wearing a blue EOC baseball cap.

If meeting group at Tawatinaw and not carpooling from Northgate, we will convene at the closed front gates of the winter ski chalet before heading up to upper parking lot for xc ski trails as a car convoy group for the hike (*note there is no reliable cell service there)

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)
- Lunch or snacks for stop on trail
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • - Hiking poles

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:If meeting group there and not carpooling below, we will convene at the closed front gates of the winter ski chalet before heading up to upper parking lot for xc ski trails hike (*note there is no reliable cell service there)
    See Map & further directions
    Be sure Check out the AMA Road Report before driving. See AMA website for conditions.
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):192Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
    Carpool Location:   Log in for location
    Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
    Carpool Cost: The event coordinator(s) will help you to arrange a centralized carpool if you require it, but it's not guaranteed. Please DO NOT pay your driver en route. Passengers will pay the coordinator, and he/she will distribute the money to the carpool drivers. SO PLEASE BRING CASH!!! Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $55.68 (calculated at total Km * $0.29, effective Monday, December 5, 2022). This is based on $0.09/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divided by 9. This cost will be multiplied by the number of carpooled cars, and divided by the number of carpool participants.

    Notes:
    Please read the entire waiver. And see carpool information above.
    - 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!