Youth Hike -- Destination to be decided

  • May 19, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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The minimum age for this hike is 6. This hike will not be suitable for kids younger than 6. The difficulty of this trip will be most suited to youth aged 8 to 14, although 15 to 18 should have a good time, too.

We finally have a soccer-free weekend! I'll pick the destination by mid-week after I've had a chance to scout out a few options. The meeting time/place may change as a result.

You must be with a kid to come on this hike. All kids must have an adult with them. My youth hikes are intended to get kids out with other kids in an effort to trick them into having fun in the mountains. Most trails lead to a place where there's something fun for the kids, like climbing on rocks or building dams. Note the emphasis on fun. If the kids all stop a couple hundred meters from the parking lot and start building dams across a creek for an hour or so, that's as far as we go. Also, expect the kids to get dirty and wet. Extra footwear to change into for the way home is recommended. There's nothing in the wild as ornery as a kid with wet feet in the back seat of a car.

RSVP: Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 12 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. My cell phone is[masked] .

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. You must also sign a waiver for your child(ren). Adult participants must have a paid CORA membership, or pay the non-member fee of $5. There is no charge for children.

Distance: TBA

Time on the trail: 4 to 6 hours

Height gain: TBA

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on this trip.

Driving and Directions: TBA

Costs: Members are free. Non-member fee is $5. Kids 17-years and under are free.

Transport: CORA trips start at the trailhead. We meet at the meeting point in Calgary to make organizing trips easier and help ensure we know who's going to show up. On youth hikes we don't car pool. Sometimes kids have to make quick exits, which can make car pooling inconvenient. Please be on time. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time.

EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. Dress for Winter/Spring!

Mandatory - TBA


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  • Deirdre

    Sadly no kids this weekend. Have fun!

    May 16, 2013

  • Jennifer M

    Sorry we can't make it this time. Julian and I are going to Waterton this weekend.

    May 16, 2013

  • Ken S.

    I'll have Mack (13) and Michael (8) with me, along Laya (dog)

    May 13, 2013

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  • Ken S. +2
    Member 2015 Organizer 2014, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host

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