Gold Bar Park Hills & Drills Hike/ Intro to Backpacking - Wed, May 11 2022

Gold Bar Park Hills & Drills Hike/ Intro to Backpacking (5/11/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Goldbar Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 11 2022  6:50 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 11 2022 5:45:00 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:16
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

The Hills and Drills series of conditioning hikes are designed to put you through your paces as a prerequisite for weekends exploring various hiking trails around the Mountain Parks. Everyone is welcome even if you are not interested in backpacking, although these hikes will be at a brisk pace with some steeper hills and rough trails.
This week we are hiking the forested trails through Gold Bar and Goldstick Park. We might also travel along the single track trails all the way to Strathcona Science Park depending on the weather and trail conditions. Click HERE for more info on Edmonton's River Valley System and Parks.

Please click HE RE for more info and tips on beginner backpacking and hiking.

We will meet at Gold Bar parking lot at 6:50 PM leaving right at 7:00 PM Sharp.
Be sure to bring water and if need be, trail mix, power bars, to keep hydrated and energized during the hike.
Please check your emails the day of the event in case of any weather warnings, or special weather considerations.

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:
  • Good foot wear (closed hiking boots recommended, at least worn in somewhat before)
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Water
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Mole skin for potential blisters
  • Money for snacks afterward
  • Backpack with weight for training

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:To get to Goldbar park, drive north on 50th street past 109A Avenue. Follow the cross-country ski sign and turn right. Go past the treatment plant and the parking lot is on the left. We will meet in the parking lot. Check out my picture on the "Volunteers" page.


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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:
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