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DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MAY 13)
**PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION**
Join us for a Backcountry Women "Adventure Women" hike to take in the beauty of Spruce Woods Provincial Park! The Spirit Sands trail is a unique gem of Manitoba. It connects sand dunes with the Devil's Punchbowl, an ethereal blue-green pool of water fed by underground springs. We will hike this trail rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe.
Event leaders: Kerry St George and Brittany Thiessen (click here for bios).
Arrival Time: by 9:00 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 9:30 AM so please arrive on time. 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. This hike is extremely busy, so in order to avoid peak times we're starting out early.
Location: We will meet at the Spirit Sands trail head. A valid Manitoba Parks pass is required and can be purchased online. Backcountry Women acknowledges that this hike will take place on Treaty 1 Territory.
Overall 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.
Hiking series: Adventure Women - click for more info.
Duration / Distance: Approximately 10 kms, 3 hours of actual hiking time. We will stop for some breaks and approximately half an hour for lunch.
Experience: You should have the ability to walk with the group at a steady pace for the duration of the activity and come to the activity with appropriate outerwear and layers.
Terrain: The trails are moderately demanding with level stretches and some steep slopes. The sand and increased temperatures in the dunes adds intensity to this hike. There are also stairs to climb up and down.
Pace: This activity will be at a steady pace with opportunities to stop for photos.
Please leave dogs at home.
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.
Registering for this event secures you a spot and fees are non-refundable and no credits will be issued, unless under exceptional circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please see our Cancellation Policy.