Bowness Park - Sun, Nov 29 2009

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Bowness Park (11/29/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location:Bowness Park, NW
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 29 2009  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 28 2009 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Judy T
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Approximate Distance: 8 km
Degree of Difficulty: Easy, with some hills and stairs

Bowness Park has many trails, but the best one is the hidden, forested path that remains a local secret. The paved path along the Bow River takes you to this treed hike. Climbing dirt paths and stairs elevates your heart rate as you trek through evergreens. Take a breather and enjoy peephole views of the Bow River below before reaching the summit and the neighbourhood of Valley Ridge. Loop back down along the paved path or backtrack through the forest. The short loop passes through a Douglas fir forest on the south side of the lagoon. A longer loop passes under the impressive Stoney Trail and follows the Bow River Pathway, past Baker Park and Bowmont Park, before looping back along sidewalks through Bowness.

Ref: Calgary's Best Hikes and Walks, Hike 10

Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:West on Bowness Road, about 12.0 km from downtown Calgary at 48 Avenue and 88 Street NW (follow the signs for Bowness Park). When you come down the hill into Bowness Park, you will see the lagoon and the Lagoon Cafe on the right. Park there or in the next lot and meet in front of the Mini-Putt Golf course.


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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

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