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Bear Lake Hike

  • Sat, October 24, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Whiteshell Provincial Park
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DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (OCTOBER 22)

PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION

Join us for a Backcountry Women Adventure Women hike at Bear Lake!

The Bear Lake Trail is an out and back trail that is scenic and features a peaceful lake. Depending on the season or the amount of rain, the trail is often wet. The trail opens up to a marshy area and goes into a forest of poplars and birch and over sections of the Canadian Shield. There are some ups and downs in addition to gentle terrain. We will enjoy a leisurely lunch at the lake before returning to the trailhead.

PLEASE NOTE: There are rope assisted scrambles near the lake. This hike is not appropriate for you if you struggle with steep rock climbs that have very little traction, or if you're very afraid of heights. 

We will hike this trail rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe. 

Event leaders: Ashley Moore and Michelle Ip. Click for more information

Arrival Time: by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00 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 in the parking lot at the trailhead of Bear Lake Trail. See the Google Maps location here

Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 3 Territory

Overall Average Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 3/5.
This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.

Duration/Distance: Approximately 6.1 km (4 hours with a break for lunch included).
Experience: This event is open to participants with an average level of fitness who have some hiking experience. You must have the ability to walk with the group at a moderate pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and gear. This hike is not appropriate for you if you struggle with steep rock climbs that have very little traction, or if you're very afraid of heights.
Terrain: 
There may be wet sections. The trail opens up to a marshy area and goes into a forest and over sections of rocky Canadian Shield. There are some ups and downs in addition to some gentle terrain. PLEASE NOTE there are two rope assisted scrambles. We will take our time in this section to ensure we are climbing safely up and down them.
Pace: Moderate with a break for lunch and additional stops for water as needed.

Please leave dogs at home. One of the event leaders will have a dog with them. If this is a concern please reach out and let us know, or consider one of the other hikes we have coming up as an alternative.

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.

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.

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.

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