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HIKE THE FORAN GRADE in the SHEEP RIVER VALLEY

I have done this hike already 2 times in the winter and 2 times in the summer.The grassy flanks of this foothills ridge offer enjoyable early season hiking with stunning views westward to the rockies.If your getting ready for hiking season,this is a great training loop with a variey of steep and level terrain through open meadows. We will meet in the parking lot of the Somerset/Bridlewood Lrt station on the east side(Same side as Tim Hortons)at 9 A.M.We can carpool from there depending on the amount of people coming. Please bring lunch/snacks/water in your backpack.If you have micro spikes bring them but I don't think we will need them,just sturdy warm winter walking boots.Gaiters might come in handy. No cotton clothing or blue jeans.Bring a plastic bag to put wet/dirty hiking boots in after hike.Total hike time about 2.5hrs. Drive return time 2hrs.Total hike distance about 9.5.If your driving directly to trail head, head west of TurnerValley on hi-wy 546 and drive to the closed gate at Sandy McNabb and park there.We will leaving there at around 10 am. Total elevation 225M.If you have any questions email me thru the site or text/phone me at[masked]-------------Wayne

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  • Pascale

    You all make me feel even more disappointed that my injured back did not allow me to do this hike today.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Janice

    Thanks Wayne for organizing this hike. It was a wonderful day.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing the wonderful hike on this most gorgeous Good Friday. Great to meet everyone. :-)

    March 29, 2013

  • wayne

    Thanks everyone for coming out,great views of the mtns.good weather,great bunch of hikers

    March 29, 2013

  • Dawn A.

    Thanks again Wayne, ggrrreat day!

    March 29, 2013

  • Irina

    Went sking

    March 29, 2013

  • Pascale

    I was so looking forward for this hike at the foothills. As I wrote last night, I've injured my lower back and legs are still too stiff. Enjoy!

    March 29, 2013

  • Pascale

    Wayne, I have somehow injured my lower back this week and very stiff from another training yesterday. I will determine Friday morning based on my soareness if it's a good idea to hike or not. I will text you here or phone should you have provided your contact in the details of this event.

    March 28, 2013

  • Dorothea I.

    Sorry i can t make it

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Delighted to join the group. See you at 9 am Friday.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    double booked

    March 28, 2013

  • Dorothea I.

    Passanger will need a ride

    March 28, 2013

  • Anne R.

    Sorry, but I won't be able to attend. Hope you have great weather

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has anyone checked out the risk for avalanche in that area for Friday?I've spent some time researching but am unclear how to interpret the online data and get an automated response from an avalanche safety number I'm trying to call.

    March 27, 2013

    • wayne

      This far off of any rocky slopes more in the foothills

      March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok okay, I see. Thanks so much!

      March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to attending. I'll be getting to the meeting spot via c-train so hopefully I can catch a ride with someone as well. Thanks.

    March 27, 2013

  • Cheryle

    Thanks for opening the hike up for more of us! :-)
    I would like to ride with someone from the carpool if possible.
    Cya Friday!

    March 27, 2013

  • wayne

    Due to a more than a expected interest in this hike I opened it up to 12 hikers.

    March 27, 2013

  • wayne

    Good morning hikers,just a reminder to meet on the east LRT parking lot(across from Tim Hortons) on Friday.Look for a tall old guy in a red Ford 150 truck.

    March 26, 2013

  • Pascale

    I will meet at the C-Train and we can carpool. I have never done this hike.

    March 25, 2013

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