Bowness Park / Valley Ridge - Mon, Aug 10 2015

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Bowness Park / Valley Ridge (8/10/2015)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location:Bowness Park 8900 48th Avenue NW
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Aug 10 2015  6:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 9 2015 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Judy T
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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:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

NOTE: This walk will include an unpaved trail with lots of uneven stairs. If you have knee problems, this hike is NOT for you.

We will meet in Bowness Park at the north end (closest to Bow River) of the first parking lot.

We will walk on the path along the river to the trail up to Valley Ridge and then return. The route will be approx. 6 to 7 km and should take about 2 hours. Bowness Park sustained major damage during the 2013 flood and was closed for ages afterwards. The park was extensively rebuilt and only recently reopened. The trail up to the community of Valley Ridge is a hidden gem in Calgary and will give us some views of the Bow River as well as a good workout.

We will be walking at a moderate pace on the flat section and slower on the stairs and uphill portion.

Required Items to Bring:
- proper footwear, the trail may be muddy in spots
- appropriate clothing for the weather conditions
- water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- bug repellant

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Bowness Park:
West on Bowness Road, about 12 km from downtown Calgary at 48 Avenue and 88 Street NW. The first parking lot is close to the new pavilion. We will meet at the north end of this lot, closest to the Bow River.

Transit Users: The #1 bus runs in front of Bowness Park. Please check Calgary Transit website for schedule information.
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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: