Nose Hill Park Morning Exploration - Mon, Jun 3 2024

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Nose Hill Park Morning Exploration (6/3/2024)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Urban
Event Location:Nose Hill Parking at the far West side of Calgary Winter Club
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jun 3 2024  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 3 2024 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration:Approx 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): David Meisner
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


To warm up we will climb the stairs (there is an alternate dirt path available) and then a gravel pathway to the top of Nose Hill. Our first stop will be the Medicine Wheel.
Built by members of the 
Blackfoot Confederacy in 2015, the Siksikaitsitapi Medicine Wheel marks sacred ground once used for ceremony and gathering. Today, the Medicine Wheel is a tribute and reminder of the historic and ancestral connections between First Nations Peoples and the place now called Calgary. The Siksikaitsitapi Medicine Wheel is a signifier of Blackfoot territory and a place to make offerings to Creator. It is a reciprocal offering to land that emphasizes stewardship and relationality.

Next we will head over to the labyrinth and spend a short time walking around the network of paths if you wish.
Labyrinths are an ancient archetype dating back 4,000 years or more, used symbolically, as a walking meditation, choreographed dance, or site of rituals and ceremony, among other things. Labyrinths are tools for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation, also thought to enhance right-brain activity.

From the labyrinth we'll walk past the seasonal pond on our way to a bunch of big rocks where we can stop for a short snack and water break and enjoy views of the city and airport.

Re-energized, we'll hike up and along the hill next to the rocks, loop back around and then back down to the parking lot.

Bring layers it can get very windy at the top.

An outhouse is available in the parking lot. No other facilities are available while up on the hill.

Distance: Approx 5km
Elevation: Approx 250M

Nose Hill, one of the largest urban parks in Canada and North America. This unique prairie grassland environment covers approximately 2700 acres. While still within Calgary, Nose Hill offers an escape from city life and pressures. There are a variety of trail types to follow including gravel, grass, pavement and dirt. Sightings of wildlife and wildflowers. Calgary city and mountain views.

Required Items to Bring:
- Sturdy trail shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
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- water
- snack
- layers and wind protection

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From 14 St NW, turn into the Calgary Winter Club parking lot and drive straight through to the farthest west end of the parking lot which is designated for Nose Hill parking.


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