|Event Location:||Prospectors Point, 51013 RGE RD 263, Parkland County|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Aug 21 2021 1:30 PM|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Aug 21 2021 12:00:00 PM|
|Event Duration:||4 hrs approx including travel time|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
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|Member Cost:||Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
|We will meet at 1:30 PM at
Parkland County's Prospector Point to do the
Valley Alliance Trails (directions below). This walk will be at a brisk
pace of ~5.2 km/hr (an intermediate pace).
The event begins at the parking lot of
Point (Across the River from the boat
launch at Devon), on the North bank of the North
Saskatchewan River. **Not on the Devon side** See
I have classed this hike as "higher intermediate/moderate" 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! We will hike around 14 km round trip.
We will be on the North side of the bank with
over the Voyager Park across the river, Plus a
the trail that leads to the University of Alberta
Botanic Gardens (not as far as the Botanic
Gardens, just the river valley forest sections).
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
Similarily - "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.
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|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Meet at 1:30 PM at the
Prospector's Point across from Devon on the
**North bank of the
North Saskatchewan River (follow the Google Map
To get to Devon's Prospectors Point, follow Hwy 60 south from Edmonton and take the first right turn before the Devon Bridge (north of the bridge) on Township Road 511.
Take the first left onto Range Road 263, then follow the road down the hill to the river bank as it curves under the bridge onto Township Road 510A.
We will meet at the parking lot area of Prospectors Point (**you will see that we are across the River from Devon's Voyageur Park).
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|Voluntary Donation: ( What is this?)|
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.
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