DEADLINE TO REGISTER: BY 8PM, Thursday, November 14.
This activity, like all Backcountry Women events, is for adult women participants only. (We define “women” broadly to include individuals who identify as cisgender, transgender, femme/feminine, genderqueer and non-binary.)
This event is open to all experience levels.
One bundle of firewood and a few options for gourmet s’mores will be provided. Vegan marshmallows will be available. We have a couple roasting sticks to share but please bring your own if you have. Please bring your own lunch. Feel free to bring along a s’mores filling to share if you want but it is not necessary.
Reach out to the coordinator if you would like to bring your dog. We will be in touch after registration closes and let you know if your dog can join (this is dependent on all participants being comfortable with a dog in the group). Please note that dogs must remain on leash during the event and waste packed off the trail.
-Arrival time: Please arrive to the Cedar Bog trail-head by 10:00 AM. We will depart for the hike by 10:30 at the latest.
-Location: Cedar Bog Trail, Birds Hill Park
-Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
-Difficulty & distance: Cedar Bog is 3.5 km and is primarily smooth and gentle except for the boggy portion that has water, roots, and uneven terrain. This trail is good for all skill levels. You must be prepared for the weather and conditions with appropriate gear. We will email further details out as our hike approaches.
-Duration: Entire event will be approximately 3 hours, depending how long people decide to visit around the fire.
We are doing this activity in Bird’s Hill Provincial Park. Don’t forget your park pass!
Backcountry Women activities will require you to complete a waiver form prior to joining an activity. If you've never signed one electronically - Review and sign the waiver here! We'll keep in on record for future activities you join.
Please complete the registration form below to attend (be sure to register using a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS). You will automatically receive an email confirmation following successful submission of this form. Please save these emails in a separate email folder in case you need to refer to them later or contact the organizer! Follow up emails will be sent closer to the event.
SAFETY AND LIABILITY:
Please be aware that Backcountry Women and its associates including trip leaders are not professional guides. Safety is each participant's responsibility and individuals must come prepared with proper equipment and safety essentials.
Backcountry Women is a group of like-minded participants working together to further common goals. Please be aware that risks are inherent in activities organized by Backcountry Women, and if you are injured or die, Backcountry Women, event organizers/leaders cannot be held responsible in any way. The success of each event depends on the cooperation and efforts of every member who participates. Although we make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every activity.
Please understand participating in Backcountry Women group events means you must stay with the group, look out for each other’s well being, and participate.
NO SHOW POLICY:
Fees paid are non refundable and are not transferable to other events. Refunds are available only if we cancel an event. This policy exists to ensure we can continue offering these activities, and it has been implemented in order to be fair to everyone (including organizers and other participants) – no exceptions.
Although we do not offer refunds, if you can no longer make it to an event you registered for, you do have the option to sell your spot in the event. You may arrange this in several ways 1) check if we have a waitlist of people for the event, no less than 24 hours prior to the event 2) ask friends in your network or the members in the Backountry Women Facebook group to take your spot. Arrange for them to pay you directly for your spot.
For options 1 & 2, the following must be completed in order to arrange this:
– reply to your event registration confirmation email to get in touch with the organizer (this is the contact that also shows up on your screen after you’ve successfully submitted this form online)
- let the organizer know information about the person who is taking your spot: their first & last name, email address, phone number must be provided.
Please make sure you communicate with us regarding any changes in your attendance or registration by replying to the confirmation email you will receive automatically upon successfully registering (be sure to register using a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS).
Another note in regards to our no show policy:
Spots in our events are limited. If you repeatedly register for events and then cancel with short notice/ without a valid reason, this is not without consequences, so your access to future events may be limited. You will receive a warning if you've been flagged for this behaviour. Registering to participate in something means you're committed to attend unless there's an urgent matter causing you to back out. Also, please do not contact us requesting a refund or free space in a future event as a substitution – the policy and your options are clearly stated above.