Horseshoe Canyon - Fri, May 5 2017

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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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Drumheller
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 5 2017  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 4 2017 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 Hrs.
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Geoff Chiddell
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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: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Horseshoe Canyon, which gets its name from its horseshoe shape, is approximately 3 kilometres long extending from Highway 9 to Kneehill Creek area. This miniature 'Grand Canyon' viewpoint shows the variations of volcanic and sedimentary strata in the canyon. We'll hike in approximately 4 or 5 km one way, following the creek beyond the canyon until the trail fizzles in the ever- thickening forest. Trail is rough/steep in places, expect some exploration off the main trails and to search out a few geocaches as well.

We'll choose an alternate location if it's raining on Friday or has recently rained as the bentonite clay gets slippery. But we are heading out somewhere no matter the weather.

We'll plan to be back at carpool by about 5:00 PM. NOTE THE ODDBALL CARPOOL LOCATION CENTRALIZED NEAR HWY 1 AND HWY 2.

Required Items to Bring:
- Good boots or sturdy hiking shoes
- Gaiters (keep the ticks out of your boots)
- Plenty of water + lunch
- Plastic bag for muddy boots
Recommended Items to Bring:

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 2 N to Highway 72. Head E on Highway 72, and continue NE on Highway 9. Horseshoe Canyon will be on the left side of the road.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $86.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, February 22, 2024). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!