Marushka (Shark) Lake - Snowshoe

  • November 30, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Do not RSVP No – I only need to know if you are attending.

Please take time to read all information below before signing up.

Shark Lake (Marushka Lake to Ms. Daffern) lies in the valley between Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark.

Please be courtesies regarding your No Show(s). Participants are waiting for you at the trailhead and in some cases you offer and arrange ride and will not show up.  Having said that; if you have more than two no shows I will put you on the waiting list. Late cancellation or No Show would make the event organizer and other participants not happy. If you cancel after RSVP is closed you will be marked as No Show.

Trips are dependent on weather conditions and for that reason the morning of the trip please check the website to make sure the event is not cancelled.

Our pace will be relaxed; it will not be a race. Please be realistic about your abilities, you must be able to commit to the entire event. Only sign up if you are willing to stick together and hike as a group. No Beginners.

Distance: 10 Km

Elevation gain: 200 M

Duration: 4-5 hours plus driving time. Please note: duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.

Direction Take Hwy 1 west out of town to Hwy 40 and turn left at the top of the ramp into K-Country. Turn right at the winter gate and right again onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail. Take that for approximately 35 km to the road signed for Mount Engadine Lodge and Mount Shark  Road and turn left. In 1.8 km, park in a small parking area on the right side of the road.

Gear requirements:

Dress appropriately for the weather

Hiking boots (if you show up with runners and/or jeans I will not take you for this hike.)  
Hiking poles (optional, however advisable) 
Snowshoes - must bring item

Foot traction (microspikes/icers) - must bring item,


Head lamp 
Bear spray

Water, Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch 
Camera (optional) 
Pack garbage out (must)

Who can attend: No dogs. No children. No smokers. Members only. You must be on the RSVP list to attend.


By registering for this hike, you signify that you're aware of the risks associated with nature hiking and are aware of your physical limits and how they relate to this particular event. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your safety (although we’ll all do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound) and don’t hold the organizer of the hike or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

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  • Dean H

    I noticed this photo album is empty. Does anyone have any photos to add to this past event to share?

    April 6

  • Sharon

    That was fun!

    December 1, 2013

  • Diane H.

    Enjoyed the day very much, thanks Kathy.

    November 30, 2013

  • Diane H.

    I really enjoyed!

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful day, great hike, awesome people. See you next time!

    After Marushka (Shark) Lake snowshoe Brian, Fella, Sharon, Lin, Kathy went for a second hike. Off trail hike: we did 1.5km one way and 210M elevation. We were about 2 KM and 400M from Tent Ridge.

    November 30, 2013

  • Nathalie (.

    Such a gorgeous day and a nice hike down to the lake. nice meeting everyone. Enzo, j'suis encore souriante que t'as reconnu le drapeau Acadien.

    November 30, 2013

    • Enzo k.

      It was so nice to meet you all,Nathalie ca etais plaisire de te voir,je t'en prie nath.

      November 30, 2013

  • Barbara H.

    Another beautiful snowshoe hike! Thanks Kathy A, hope to see all of you again.

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you do NOT have winter tires on your vehicle you CANNOT drive to Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail! I am firm on this condition!!!

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    NOTE: This event requires driving 35 kilometres at the Smith-Dorrien Road; it is a gravel road and can be icy and/or treacherous. Please ensure that you are willing to drive ONLY if you and your vehicle are appropriate for more difficult winter conditions than regular highway driving.

    November 14, 2013

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