Whitemud Nature Area Hike - Thu, Feb 1 2024

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Whitemud Nature Area Hike (2/1/2024)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: First parking lot before Snow Valley Ski Hill area
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Feb 1 2024  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 1 2024 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx: 1.5 hours
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:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 16 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

We will meet at 6:50 PM to check in, and leave at 6:55 PM sharp. From the first parking lot (before the Whitemud Drive bridge) we will proceed South towards 29 Ave (Ogilvie Ridge). The route will be a circuit that follows along the main gravel path and various single track trails, for a total round trip of about 8 km and finished around 8:30 PM. **Please be aware the trail could be wet, or icy in some sections.

Here's a write up from one of the last events "We hiked South up the Whitemud Nature Reserve forest and creek bridges to Olgilvie Ridge. We then continued East along the cleared trails to Westbrooke Estates. We found the connector to the Whitemud Nature Reserve (below the mansion that looks like a castle), and hiked back through the forest trails to the upper parking lot on Rainbow Valley Road. The full orange moon finally made its appearance late in the evening, and from our lookout points on the scenic nature trail, we could see most star constellations".

Look for Mark with a blue EOC baseball cap hanging from antenna of car.

Difficulty: the walk will be at a "moderate-brisk" pace (approx 5km/h)
This nature hike will be about 8 km, with some icy sections and single track trails.

Dogs are welcome on this hike, however they must be leashed because there is no off-leash area where we are going. If you are bringing your dog(s) please note this when you sign up for the event.

Required Items to Bring:
- Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Hiking boots

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 first parking lot before you go under the bridge. This is the start of the event. If you find yourself at Snow Valley Ski Hill past the bridge you have gone to far on Rainbow Valley Road.


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- 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!