Date(s) - Wed Apr 20
9:30 am


In normal years we opened with a hike and lunch get-together that was suitable for (almost) everybody as a chance to renew acquaintances and meet new members. Those who didn’t join the hike often did join us for lunch at the trail head.

Then along came Covid. “getting back to (relatively) normal” must definitely include a season-opener.

09:20 MEET in parking area by CPR tracks behind Save-On (not in their parking spaces) and sort out rides for those who need them.

09:30 DEPART for Bow Valley PP Middle Lake Day-use area.

10:00 Arrive at Middle Lake and meet members who drove direct.

10:15 Start hike. BVPP offers many alternative loops and trail types so we can adapt to conditions.

Hike will be 3-4 Km 50-100m and we will allow 1.5 – 2 hours for the walk/talk/pictures/flowers/etc.

12:15-ish onward. Picnic lunch at Middle Lake. There are some picnic tables sheltered among trees and one in the open. Suggest maybe bring folding chair.

You need.

Clothing for any conditions including good footwear. The trails were ice-free before the latest snow but you may want to carry grippers just in case it doesn’t warm up as forecast.

Lunch and drink.


If you plan to go straight to the trailhead please sign up and say so. Then we will know who hasn’t arrived.

If you will need a ride or if you are prepared to take passengers please sign up and say so (a Covid leftover).

If you plan to drive yourself after collecting friends just show up behind Save-On.

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Type: Hike

Level: C-   at guide pace

Trip Leader: Geoff Williams and anyone who wants to volunteer

Total Distance (km): TBA

Vertical Gain (m): minimal

Max Elevation (m):

Duration (hrs): 4

Meet 10 minutes before 9:30 AM

Meet location: behind Save-On

Cost ($): appropriate Parks and "conservation" passes

Max Participants: all members

Signup: See notes

Earliest Signup: Any time

To register, email request to:
If no reply check your email junk folder

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