DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, THREE DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (October 15)
PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
Join Backcountry Women on a Warrior Women Mantario day hike. We aim to cover lots of ground and hike to Caribou West Campsite and back from the South Trailhead. This is a strenuous 20 km hike: up and down rock, over and under trees, and around water and mud. The trail is beautiful in the fall; this hike is a great chance to take in the trail this season without committing to an overnight. Due to decreasing day light hours we will be starting early, and each participant must carry a headlamp in case we are on trail longer than anticipated.
This is a strenuous hike with lots of steep ups and downs, and roots, rocks and trees to go over or under.
This trail is generally suitable to hike in the cold weather, but the hike could be cancelled if there is forecast of rain or snow due to safety concerns.
Event leaders: Kerry St George Click the links for more information!
Arrival Time: 8 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 8:30 AM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leaders to share information with the group.
Location: We will meet at the Mantario Trailhead South (park pass is required).
Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 3 Territory
Overall Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 5/5.
Duration/Distance: Approximately 20 KM return, 8-9 hours with breaks.
Experience: This event is open to participants with a good to high level of fitness who have advanced level hiking experience and good endurance. You must have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate steady pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and gear. We recommend that participants have hiked/run/walked 15-20km in the past 4-5 months to participate in this activity.
Terrain: The terrain is rugged and includes forested areas, overgrown narrow paths, steep climbs and descents on rock walls, and has a lot roots, rocks and uneven or slippery surfaces. Hiking poles are highly recommended!
Pace: Moderate to fast with some breaks (3-4 km/h over rocky uneven terrain-- not flat land hiking speed).
Please leave dogs at home.
In light of the global pandemic, we are cautiously proceeding, allowing a small number of participants at each event. We will need your cooperation in only signing up for events you can truly commit to attending. If you miss out on registering please get yourself registered on the waitlist. Please see our policy and safety practices here.
Further details will be provided to registered participants. Participants are responsible for having a valid e-mail address, communicating with the event organizer regarding any changes in attendance, and for checking e-mail prior to an event.
This event allows cancellation no less than 5 days before start of event. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our No Show Policy.