Gibbons Trans Canada Trail - Sun, Oct 4 2009

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Gibbons Trans Canada Trail (10/4/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Echo Glen Park, Gibbons
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 4 2009  3:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 2:15 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Oct 4 2009 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Gibbons Echo Glen Park is rich in history. We will hike along the Sturgeon River Valley and part of the Athabasca Landing Trail (and official section of the current Trans Canada Trail). The trail follows old tracks of freight wagons that brought goods from Fort Edmonton to Athabasca Landing in the late 1800's.

We will also hike the forested trails on the old Gibbons homestead. The Gibbons' family homestead was the first stop on the Athabasca Landing Trail, just before the turn of the century.

See the Trans Canada Trail website

Required Items to Bring:
- Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing
- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Money for beverages and food for after the hike.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Directions: Travel north on 97 St. Edmonton, (HWY 28) 30 km to Gibbons. Turn right into Gibbons off HWY 28. First left after the bridge, before the train tracks to get to Echo Glen Park. Look for the park sign. The parking lot is a circle of boulders.

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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):60Km
Carpool Departure Time: 2:15 PM
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 $17.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.29, effective Saturday, May 25, 2024). 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.


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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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