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Masks are mandatory when gathering at the beginning and end of our events. Additionally, we strongly recommend masks be worn during the activity (but are not required as long as physical distance is being maintained) - if group members are closer than 6 feet apart they MUST wear a mask covering their mouth and nose. Please review our full COVID-19 policy and safety practices here.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (December 3)
PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL DETAILS BELOW PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
Join us for a fun day hike with a social focus! This is a great opportunity to engage with other Backcountry Women community members plus enjoy a cozy fire. The flat and well-marked Kingfisher Lakeview trail takes us around Kingfisher Lake in Bird's Hill Park. This hike is generally quite exposed and is 5.8km long. After the hike, we will enjoy a fire where we may have the opportunity to learn some new fire building skills depending on fire pit availability.
Event Leaders: Ashley Moore and Kate Rudge. Click for more information!
Arrival Time: by 1:45 PM. We will begin the hike no later than 2:00 PM. The time arranged allows for you to have time to attend to personal needs such as organizing your gear and for the leader to share information with the group.
Location: Bird's Hill Provincial Park. A valid Manitoba Parks pass is required and can be purchased online.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work, and play on the ancestral lands of the Ininiw, Anishinaabe, and Dakota Nations, and the homeland of the Metis Nation. Our organization, Backcountry Women, is based on Treaty No. 1 Territory, and we appreciate that this event takes place on Treaty No 1. Territory.
Overall Difficulty Rating: Due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 1/5.
This rating is subject to change based on prevailing conditions at the time of the activity, including but not limited to weather.
Activity Category: Hike + Fire (special series)
Duration/Distance: Under 2 hours of hiking on the Kingfisher Lakeview trail (5.8 kms), plus an hour or so for the fire afterwards (weather permitting).
Experience: All skill levels welcome. You should have the ability to walk with the group (while physically distancing) at a moderate, steady pace for the duration of the activity. Appropriate footwear and layered clothing is required.
Terrain: The trail is wide and paved surfaces. The trail can be slippery depending on snowpack. If recent snow or ice has covered the trail, come prepared with traction aids such as micro spikes and/or hiking poles.
Pace: This activity will be at a steady, moderate pace.
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.