New Fitness Hike Single Track Hidden Gem Ravine - Sat, May 6 2023

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New Fitness Hike Single Track Hidden Gem Ravine (5/6/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 3220 20 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 6 2023  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 6 2023 9:45:00 AM
Event Duration:3 hours approximately
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: 19 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
We will be fast hiking some new hidden gem single track trails in East Millwoods Mill Creek Ravine. From 17 Street to 50 street and back in a loop and switchbacks of various connected trails in old growth forest. There are lots of hill trails, stairs, and single track trails in Millwoods East Mill Creek Ravine. These are trails that only locals know about, and are way off the radar for most Edmontonians and other outdoor groups. This maze of single track trails have been scouted out in advance of this event to ensure we wont get lost on the forested trails and meandering creek trails.

We will meet at 10:30 AM at the The Meadows District Park (directions below). This walk will be at a brisk pace.

I have classed this hike as "moderate to difficult" because there are a lot of steep sections where the trail rises and descends (including a tough section of switchbacks), which will prove challenging to many of us, but we will prevail! *This is approximately a 14 km hike, which is great training for some upcoming long hikes we will do in the River Valley!

Bring some snacks or sugar if you need some to keep your energy going!
Dogs are permitted on this event, but just a reminder (for dogs and humans alike) that this is a longer/tougher hike than other ones I tend to organize!

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.

Donate to the EOC!

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

"I walk all the River Valley parks and this section of the Mill Creek Ravine in Mill Woods one is my favourites; even though itís not connected with the more well know sections near the River Valley. These dirt trails are quite isolated and it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of a residential area in the City. There are nice wooden bridges crisscrossing the creek and you could see a fair amount of wildlife there too. I often see squirrels and chipmunks, lots of birds; the occasional deer and owl too". ~ Mark G


Required Items to Bring:

  • ESSENTIAL: good sports clothing and footwear for the dirt trail conditions.
  • Water
  • snacks
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Meet at the Meadows District Park adjacent and north of the Meadows Rec Centre.

    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:
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