DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY MIDNIGHT, TWO DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT (MAY 21)
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The Spirit Sands trail is a unique gem of Manitoba. It connects sand dunes with the Devils Punchbowl - which is an ethereal blue-green pool of water fed by underground springs. Join us for this awesome hike in Spruce Woods Provincial Park!
We will hike this trail rain or shine, unless deemed unsafe.
Event leader: Kerry St George. Click for more information!
Arrival Time: by 9:30 AM. We will begin the hike no later than 10:00 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.
Location: We will meet at the Spirit Sands trail head (park pass is required).
Restrooms are available at the trail head (bring TP and sanitizer). Please bring plenty of drinking water.
Overall Difficulty Rating: due to the factors mentioned below, this activity is rated a 3/5.
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.
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.