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    ^ I forgot to mention that Bikeworks South had their grand reopening last saturday in the new shop at 8001 102 St.

    And also, June is bikemonth, so Bikeology Festival · Bike Month, June 2014: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. has a bunch of stuff going on all month (although it seems like fewer things than in previous years)
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    ^ I forgot to mention that Bikeworks South had their grand reopening last saturday in the new shop at 8001 102 St.
    Excellent. I have a bunch of stuff for donating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post

    Saw this the strava heatmap on another thread: Strava Global Heatmap
    Thanks for this - this will help me find some new trails. Most of them I know now, but I can some that I haven't been on before.

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    I joined mostly just to ask this question. Is there a map or maps that display where the single track mountain bike trails around edmonton are? trails like bobsled, wonder woman, etc. I'm not from here and go by myself most the time. Its hard to find these trails based on word of mouth. Somebody posted this https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=...00371,0.004823 which was extremely helpful and helped me find that trail. I just wish there were more maps like this. If I can get instructions on how to get to the trails in Edmonton I would be happy to pin point them like that guy did and put them all in one place to make it easy for others like me. Pictures can even be linked to the entrances for both winter and summer to make it super easy.

    I have seen the strava map but its not very helpful to me since it includes all trails. Please share any resources that you have. Thanks!

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    It's really not that hard to find trails, but it takes a bit of going out and searching. I once too didn't know any of the single track, and this was the time before smartphones/gps and group rides. The way I've found things is to just look off in to the bushes from the multi-use trail, and find it. Sometimes you'll end up in a hobo trail, or in a dead end, but sometimes you find gold. With the aid of a smartphone/gps and going on group rides, its probably the best way to find stuff now.

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    The best way to find new trails is to join up with a bike club and get out on some group rides. There are some pretty groovy trails that you really need to know a thing or two to find.

    Cambodia was a little sloppy in places, especially some of the climbs heading west. There's been some pretty bad erosion / slumping above the dirt jumps in lower ewok. The two steeper descents into that area are both pretty sketchy now. It looks like the bridge fairies are about to put some new stuff into old timers, and a new bridge fairy built a sketchy A-frame over the tree in Gnomes Trail. It's not too bad riding east to west, but in reverse it's pretty steep and off camber. I don't think any of the interclub ride made it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1ngerBear View Post
    I joined mostly just to ask this question. Is there a map or maps that display where the single track mountain bike trails around edmonton are? trails like bobsled, wonder woman, etc. I'm not from here and go by myself most the time. Its hard to find these trails based on word of mouth. Somebody posted this https://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?msid=...00371,0.004823 which was extremely helpful and helped me find that trail. I just wish there were more maps like this. If I can get instructions on how to get to the trails in Edmonton I would be happy to pin point them like that guy did and put them all in one place to make it easy for others like me. Pictures can even be linked to the entrances for both winter and summer to make it super easy.

    I have seen the strava map but its not very helpful to me since it includes all trails. Please share any resources that you have. Thanks!

    Edmonton's trails are pretty dynamic. With all the erosion we have with our annual monsoon seasons, the trails see some significant changes during the course of a summer or two. The main staple trails are fairly static, and relatively easy to find, but all the newer trails that pop up to circumvent old washed out trails, etc, are a bit harder to find. That's where a club comes in handy as you have a collective of a bunch of explorers who have first hand knowledge of the river valley.

    I'm still surprised to see myself on new trails with the club rides that I didn't know existed. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable of the river valley, but the benefit of a club for finding new trails can't be ignored.

    A few years back there was a local trail book that River Valley Cycle had (and other shops I'm sure). The problem with these books is that they get outdated so quickly. The book itself was a series of hand drawn maps, so if you didn't know the river valley, it was a bit of a crap shot if you could actually find these trails.

    If I start bringing my camera I can start posting up some entrances to some of the single track trails with a bit of a reference point in those pictures.

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    I will certainly look into a bike club. That sounds like a good time. Thanks for the tip. I used to group ride in B.C. but they all worked at local bike shops and eventually the group got a little too skilled for me and all bought high end bikes so I started going with friends instead.

    I'm going to start recording the GPS locations of the trail heads and tails and taking pictures of the entrances and any signage that is up. That way I can put together a trail map with google map maker. With that people can submit edits or additions. We can update trail conditions and closures. Have pictures, and special details like: wear bells, damage to builds, erosion, don't ride wet, etc.

    If nobody wants to pitch in its all good but I'd be happy to take any contributions. Once its complete I'll share it with websites with connections to local riding. Here, EBC, Pink Bike, Local Shops, etc. It will be easy to pop it up on your phone, etc. to check details before hitting the trail so that everyone is in the know and stays safe.

    If anyone wants to send me info my email is Barry_Hyslop@hotmail.com You can easily get GPS co-ordinance with your smart phone by standing at the trail head and tail and checking your map application. Please send me the name of the trail if you do send me info.

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    Terwillegar Park Footbridge :: City of Edmonton

    City of Edmonton survey on Terwillegar Park/Oleskiw trail routings. Takes about 10-15 minutes to have your voice heard!

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    ^ good stuff. It sounds like the City hadn't really considered the Option 5 trail through the meadow, and were surprised that some people wanted it. To me that seems like a no-brainer - provide a direct, high-speed route for commuting, and leave the singletrack for everyone else.

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    Cambodia last night was very slippery on the slope edges. The rolling single track areas were all good. Pot Luck and Poggie was a bit greasy, but nothing too crazy. Science Park trails were all dry and in great shape.

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    I know it's summer when I finally take the emergency chemical finger/toe warmers out of my toolpack, and replace them with the emergency deepwoods off. I didn't have problems on the weekend, but today at lunch and after work they were swarming just because I'd slowed down to climb a hill.

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    Rode Canada Cup -> Old Timers -> Ewok -> Cadillac and return last night (before the rain). Trails were in near perfect condition with a few dry-ish mud holes in the usual spots. Couple of trees down on the trail across from the paddleboat with the small wooden bridge.

    Mid-Ewok has some crazy new slide action - starting from the big mudslide on the doubletrack to about 200m further East, there are large cracks in the mud, and some resulting soft sections from the disturbed earth. It's nothing that will really impact your ride, but it sure makes it look like a giant section of the valley is going to tumble in the river in the next 50 years.

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    Rode Terwilliger Park to the Science Centre.

    Trail conditions - Terwilliger Park, good. Some mud from the Henday to the park, but nothing major. Patricia Ravine/Wolf Willow - skipped, but the one trail that was done was a bit greasy. Whitemud Equine Center - stuck to the lower path by the river and it was in excellent shape, but some of the trail is eroding away pretty good. Trail all the way to the Hawerlak bridge was good.

    Mikinon Ravine and dog park area on other side of Hawerlak - all good. Kinsmen area - all good. Mill Creek - skipped, but Mill Creek is one of the last spots to dry up so you know it's still going to be greasy in there. Mid Ewok - good with some mud spots. Trail that goes right along the river before the Ewok entrance, running parallel to the paved path and 98 avenue will be gone this year. Large sections have land slide cracks and land movement. Lots of the trail is going to wash into the river. Ride it before it's gone!

    Dawson Park area - all good, not too much mud or water either. Sometimes these trails take a while to clear out, but they were in pretty good shape considering our weather for the past week. A Bomb or Andre's Trail just after Capilano bridge - greasy, but in all fairness, had a torrential down pour for a good ten minutes that we hid from under Capilano bridge. Probably all dry by tomorrow.

    Cambodia - all good except for one greasy section on the steep climb along the embankment. Did not do Wally, Pogie, or Pot Luck, but some guys that did said it was pretty muddy. Science Park trails - all good, but not surprising as these trails here dry up pretty fast given how much rock is in the trails versus mud and clay.

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    jkirkpatri, did you do that as a loop? How long does it take? I swear that would take me 6 hours or more.

    I got out down to goldbar and back, and things were in nice shape. Birdhouse was the only thing in bad shape, and I skipped lower ewok because I figured it would be the same. That new slide-action of middle ewok is kindof crazy. And that sketchy, new a-frame off of sask drive & 90ave (Gnome's trail?) has been torn out.

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    Can someone describe to me where the Ewok trails are? Is it the section of riverbank between Rowland Road and 98th?

    I did Pogey today and it was alright. There were some really muddy chunks and the trail was a little slick, but it was certainly rideable. The Science Park was really nice, as was Cambodia (a little slick in some spots), whatever trail is between Goldbar and Wayne Gretzky Dr. and, A-Bomb. The single track on the north side of the river just down from Ada is dry and wonderful.

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    ^ ewok is below Mcnally highschool, between the dawson bridge and 98ave. It's the stuff in the centre of: Strava Global Heatmap - Ewok Area

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    jkirkpatri, did you do that as a loop? How long does it take? I swear that would take me 6 hours or more.
    This was only a end to end run. Sometime this summer I'll do it as a loop. Not by myself, but with sherijumper again. The lone biker: Two Bridges Shy

    Hardcore's first trail maintenance day was today. New ladder bridge at the end of west coast trail, old timer's cabin area cut back, skyline cut back and replaced a missing board in the ladder bridge that gaps the washed out span. I think some work was done on Gnomes trail, but I'm not sure what was done with the A frame area. Just more of a general clear out.

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    On Gnomes the 'new' A frame over the downed tree was broken up when we got there. We were going to try and put some shingles on it to see if we could make it ridable, but no dice. So we took the tree out. There was a low hanging tree down near the top of the hill at the east entrance, so we turned that into a log bridge that rides pretty smoothly.

    Also cleaned up the downed trees around Walterdale, and it looks like someone unaffiliated with the Hardcore trail day cleaned up the downed trees near the A-frame south of the River Queen.

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    Fat bikes a big hit with cyclists feeling the pain of Edmonton?s rough terrain (with video)

    Is anyone riding their fatbikes? In the winter I was probably seeing almost one a day, but in the last two months I think I've only seen one, period.

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    I'll see one out every now and then. Most of them are United guys though, maybe they've got a little group think going on. With all the rain lately, they'd be a good choice to get some trail riding in with out doing too much damage to the soft trails.

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    I have no plans on riding mine when there's no snow. My thoughts are that if I use my fat bike only for winter riding, I should get years and years out of it as the wear and tear is minimal. If I start riding in the summer, dirt, mud, etc will wear out my drivetrain and tires quicker. Replacing tires on these bikes is freaking insanely expensive. I took the fat bike out earlier on this year on one ride that was half snow, have MUT, and yes, crazy traction on the MUT, but not worth it from my perspective.

    If I didn't already have a mountain bike to ride in the summer, than I would ride my fatbike.



    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    Fat bikes a big hit with cyclists feeling the pain of Edmonton?s rough terrain (with video)

    Is anyone riding their fatbikes? In the winter I was probably seeing almost one a day, but in the last two months I think I've only seen one, period.

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    ^ I hadn't thought about the tire wear, but that's a pretty good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post

    Is anyone riding their fatbikes? In the winter I was probably seeing almost one a day, but in the last two months I think I've only seen one, period.
    I ride my fattie to work a few times just to see what it would be like... I wouldn't mind getting some beach action with it... but beach + alberta? Ya...

    As for trails in the summer? I'll stick with my FS for now. Much more fun.

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    Trail Care tonight if anyone wants to pitch in. 6:15 at Mill Creek Outdoor pool upper parking lot.

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    I have been riding my fat bike some with my wife and kids (7/4) and for going to the park etc. I can't believe how fun it is to ride. Mostly, I ride my 29er otherwise.

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    Found a 'new to me' trail thanks to the Strava heat map. In Patricia ravine, I never realized the single track when almost all the way back to 170th street... wow that was fun. So many times I've rode near there, but never all the way to that end...

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    ^ Funny you mention that trail. My friend told me just last week that he and some other buddies widened that trail so they could ride their bikes in there when they were in jr. high - around 30 years ago... I have to go in there and check it out for myself. Does the trail cut off from the one that leads to Westridge from Rio Terrace?

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    This is the trail head here. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5112...TpiW9G14OA!2e0

    You can ride it the other direction, but it flows better when started from here,you pass by the stairs and then later the half paved half gravel path and then down the rest of patricia ravine.

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    Greasy single track and green worms everywhere!

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    Yeah, I'd planned to take today off to go for a nice long ride. And looking out the window right now I kindof wish that I had, but then I remember how miserable the conditions were last night. I'm sure there will be nicer fridays for me to play hooky.

    Edited to add: trails were actually in really nice condition on the way home
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    Annual Solstice ride for Hardcore was last night. Trails are in great shape, and if anything, it's getting a bit dusty out there (soon to be rectified according to the forecast). Nothing of note - still plenty of green worms hanging about, mosquitos are out in full force as well.

    Mid Ewok - the slop that slid a few years back on the steep section is slipping even more. What used to be a smooth roller (albeit steep) is now a smooth roller with what looked to be a foot drop near the end. The turn off to the right that takes you into the jump area is getting super sketchy with a few air moments rolling down in with the bank slipping even more. Definite behind the saddle riding.

    Dawson Park area single track areas appear to have been trimmed back, so riding through there is much better. Some tree'd sections that required a dismount, though.

    Sun Ridge/Cambodia area - all good and dry. Wally was fun and it looks like there's a new section in the middle of Wally that takes you over to the right to hookup with another trail (Pot Luck?) that wasn't there before. They all come to the same ending chute so it doesn't really matter what line you take.

    West Coast Trail all dry and good. Old Timers, same thing, dry, no mud spots or standing water.

    Skyline Trail - the go around section that diverts around the tree at the edge of the path has some erosion in it making it a bit challenging. I think once that tree goes, it's root system is going to tear away into this go around section. I can see a new go around path getting cut in at this section of the trail in the next year or so as when that tree goes, I think it's going to take the go around section with it.

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    Early Thursday am ride - all single track from Mill Creek to Science Park is dry and water free. Lots of worms still.


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    Edmonton Spring/Summer 2014



    Millcreek had major swarms of fruit flies that made the ride rather unpleasant. Appreciated trail work as above however I question the need for so many vertical branch stakes to support the log barriers. Seems like a setup that could seriously impale a rider who takes the unfortunate spill. I do realize there's tones of other stuff on trail that could injure a rider and the fact that mtb in general has inherent risks. I'm no trail building expert so just correct me if I'm wrong.

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    That does seem excessive, but pictures can be deceiving. I'll swing by this morning and have a look to see what this all about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funnyjr View Post
    Rode through this area this morning and the intentions are good, but it's too much. I can see doing this on the wash out areas to keep riders out of the more sensitive parts of the trail, but this "wall" goes on for too long. The biggest issue is that there's not enough room for two riders riding opposite directions to pass one another, whereas without the barrier, there is enough room. I'd say to keep the corridors around the sensitive parts, but the regular trail area should have been left as is.

    Having said that, the trail maintenance done on this trail section is great! The logs at the north end to keep the mud hole at bay is super, and the go arounds have been done really nicely as well. Overall, the trail is in much better shape than what it was last year.

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    Pretty sticky and slimy today. Took the fixie for a mup ride all the way down to the end of hermitage park and back. On the gravel mups I kept picking crap up, and actually locked up the wheels a few times and had to stop to clean things out. 70km day on a new handlebar setup, which wasn't too bad.

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    where is this trail? I'm from Regina and I coming to Edmonton in a week. Want to ride there and would like some directions to get there. thanks.

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    ^ Millcreek ravine ... kinda hard to give directions to... I would look at the strava heatmaps linked earlier in this thread.

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    Those trees along the trails in Mill Creek are a little silly. Someone went to a fair amount of effort to accomplish... what?

    The ride around on skyline has slumped a fair bit. It's still rideable heading east, but you've got to muscle through a bit.

    Also the trail along the river at 98th ave is almost gone at it's narrowest point. Not really ridable any more for a section. Any rerouting there should probably wait until the rest of that trail that's cracking has slumped away, and be rerouted quite far from the river.

    One of the deer trails up to Rowland Road from the Riverside Golf Course MUP has been ridden in, and connects into the west side of A-bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavtor View Post
    Those trees along the trails in Mill Creek are a little silly. Someone went to a fair amount of effort to accomplish... what? ...
    Rode this area again this morning and it's even worse now. More trees, more logs, and now some of the previous trail liners have been hit and moved, putting little pointy things (sticks) in towards the path. Some bark has been used as trail material for low lying areas, which is okay except on the off camber sections. Bark tends to move around quite a bit.

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    ^ yeah, what's with all the bark? That's weird.

    So for that past few years, when I've ridden Millcreek I've always just started at Argyle and headed north. And I've generally been disappointed, because yeah, there's some singletrack, but it's mostly doubletrack, deadends, and pinkbike dropoffs.

    But this weekend I started at the north end for once, and explored a bit and found the trails in the picture. And now I know what people are talking about. I'd always stayed down near the creek where there's not much going on, but I'll have to add the upper stuff to my usual route.

    Also went to Patricia Ravine for the first time. Nice trails, but too far out of the way to work into a regular loop. It was 10km of pavement from downtown, and ft.ed/hawrelak on the way back. A lot of work for not much singletrack.

    Also did my annual-ish check-in on Treasure Island. After the third major slide I gave up and turned around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    ^ yeah, what's with all the bark? That's weird...
    Also went to Patricia Ravine for the first time. Nice trails, but too far out of the way to work into a regular loop. It was 10km of pavement from downtown, and ft.ed/hawrelak on the way back. A lot of work for not much singletrack...
    There's quite a bit of single track at Patricia, but it's hard to find.

    With your experience in Mill Creek and finding this (new to you) single track, it's makes me think that we should try to map the various trails in and around the river valley using pictures, so that if you know the general area, it's just a matter of finding the trail head as shown in the picture. This would be time consuming and take a long time, but it's something worth thinking about. Should probably devote a new thread to it as well. After the 24 Hours in Canmore, I'll get it started. I live near Mill Creek, so mapping out Mill Creek using pictures should give the thread a decent start.

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    ^ I think that Strava heatmap is a great resource.

    I wouldn't have even gone looking for the Millcreek stuff if I hadn't noticed a loop on there, and realized that I'd never been on the upper mup before. Once I was there, poking around was easy.

    And same with Patricia Ravine. I think I found most of it including the trail out to 170st. And it was a nice long ride. I'm just grumbling because I couldn't really connect it to anything other than Keillor (it's not even very close to Terwillegar, although the new bridge will certainly help).

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    There's no need to ride too much single track / double track to work in a Patricia loop. It's probably better ridden clockwise. There's plenty of of fun stuff to ride past Hawrelack, either along Saskatchewan drive, or along the river. So it's just Fort Edmonton double track. And to finish, there are the fun lines from Laurier Drive into Laurier park, a dog park cruise, some pavement, and then you're into McKinnon.

    If you want to come into it from the North side, at the east end of Rio Park Road there's a trail head past the brick house that'll take you to the start of the Wolf Willow climb.

    J - The Dirt Girls are running a pilot program with NAIT students to get some mapping done of their area. I'm not sure how it's been progressing.

    The heat map is great, but some of the best trails are so faint they're hard to see. Especially when you compare them to how well some of the 1 day cyclocross courses are burned in! Or they're close enough to other trails or main routes that they're hard to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    ^ I think that Strava heatmap is a great resource.

    I wouldn't have even gone looking for the Millcreek stuff if I hadn't noticed a loop on there, and realized that I'd never been on the upper mup before. Once I was there, poking around was easy.

    And same with Patricia Ravine. I think I found most of it including the trail out to 170st. And it was a nice long ride. I'm just grumbling because I couldn't really connect it to anything other than Keillor (it's not even very close to Terwillegar, although the new bridge will certainly help).
    When I do patricia ravine, I usually start near revolution cycle, hit the rooty trail through mackinnion, slide over towards the fun downhill part into laurier, ride behind the zoo, and then over to Patricia ravine, ride patricia ravine to you get to the river (not the stairs), and then ride the single track to the footbridge. Will be nice when the next footbridge is in place, but theres still some nice single track that takes you to where that footbridge is... nice turn around point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavtor View Post
    If you want to come into it from the North side, at the east end of Rio Park Road there's a trail head past the brick house that'll take you to the start of the Wolf Willow climb.
    I guess I have to retract my love of the heatmap, since the satellite photos clearly show that trail running from Rio park, but I had no idea it was there since it's barely visible on the heatmap. I'll have to look for it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavtor View Post
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    J - The Dirt Girls are running a pilot program with NAIT students to get some mapping done of their area. I'm not sure how it's been progressing....
    Next Monday night I'll ask them about this.

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    Tree down on the western, more gradual downhill from 110 St/Sask Drive to the MUP.

    Use the eastern, steep trail or the paved path to get down or up.

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