Westridge Single Track Thursday Trail Hike - Thu, Feb 22 2024

Westridge Single Track Thursday Trail Hike (2/22/2024)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club and Community League
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Feb 22 2024  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Feb 22 2024 6:00:00 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:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This will be a *once a month more challenging Thursday hike designed to get us in shape and geared up for backpacking, or hiking trips with the EOC over the next year (including snow shoe trips). Each week we will hike in the river valley area on trails that will help condition us, leading up to enjoyable weekends potentially exploring the Rockies and our own Alberta "back yard" when we can together (*This event being this months harder of the weekly Thursday hikes).
This hike is rated as a D4 difficulty because some of the trails have a steep elevation incline sections and may have tree roots, icy or muddy sections, loose surface, narrow trails. Bringing hiking poles or a walking stick is advised, *plus a backpack for fastpack training if you wish!

Meet at Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club and Community League at 6:50 pm. We will then do a higher difficulty paced jaunt through the single track trails in the ravines around Westridge, Patricia Heights, and Wolf Willow Area. Be prepared to get a little muddy. Good footwear with traction is a must. The paths are single track technical mountain biking tracks with constant elevation changes. :)

We have classed this hike as "higher intermediate" because there are some 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!

Dogs must be leashed on this hike.

In the case of recent melt and extremely muddy conditions, we will alter the route to easier gravel and multi-use trails.

We will meet at Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club and Community League parking lot at 6:50 PM for introductions and questions, and then we will depart at 6:55 PM sharp. Please ensure you have good foot wear and are well hydrated. Everyone is welcome even if you are not interested in fastpacking. Look for the guy with the blue EOC cap, or red touque

Please feel free to send donations to our Treasurer or event organizer electronically.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Headlamp, or flash light
    -Good footwear with ice grips
    -Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    -Hiking poles
    -Bring your own "Gatorade" for afterwards.
    -Mask if you wish to aid in health assurance (some say it increases cardio oxygen training, look up the benefits :)

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    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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