Bowness Park - Mon, Jul 6 2015

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Bowness Park (7/6/2015)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location:Bowness Park, NW
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jul 6 2015  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jul 6 2015 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Total distance: 4-8 km
Total elevation gain: 40 m
Pace: Relaxed

Quoting from Lori Beattie's Calgary's Best Hikes and Walks, "The paved path along the Bow River takes you to this treed hike. Enjoy peephole views of the Bow River before reaching the summit and neighbourhood of Valley Ridge. Loop back down along the paved path or backtrack through the forest."

We will first meet just outside the park's Lagoon Cafe and start the hike from there. We will have two options: a short (approx. 1.25 hour hike) option stays on the south side of the river and returns to the parking lot by a path through the forest. A longer (approx. 2 hour hike) option crosses the river under Stony Trail, hikes along Baker Park, crosses back over the river and back to the start. We'll decide which option to take when we meet. The hike will end back at the Lagoon Cafe.

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

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- comfortable walking shoes or light hiking boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Travel west on Bowness Road which turns into 85th Street and turn west on 48 Avenue. The park is on your right hand side. You will see the lagoon and the Lagoon Cafe on the right. Park there or in the lot straight ahead and meet in front of the Lagoon Cafe.
Calgary Transit: Take the #1 bus west. There is a stop at Bowness Park, just before the end of the line.

If the forecast calls for rain, the event may be re-scheduled.

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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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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: