This is a trail adventure for you and your dog! You will be introduced to the dog assisted sports of Canicross or Scooter. If your dog likes to pull on the lead and is in good health it should love this activity. You should also be in good health! Canicross is walking or running with your dog pulling. Both your dog and you will each wear harness and be attached together by a line with a bungee. Similar idea with a scooter (give it a short try with or without your dog). If you have your own equipment bring it, or you can take a turn with the equipment that will be available for sharing. You will explore the trails at Killara Station. Don’t forget to bring your dog. Make sure your dog is comfortable wearing stuff. Suitable for adults, teens and children 10+. Dog friendly.
HIKE #: 50
DATE: Friday , September 20
START TIME: 3:00 pm
DURATION: 1 hr, up to 3km
LOCATION Killara Station, 5205 Gelert Rd. (County Rd . 1)
RATING:Moderate to Challenging. Terrain is gently rolling, but if you and your dog like to run you can go fast which requires fitness. You can also walk.
MAXIMUM #: 8
AMENITIES:Parking, washrooms, water, shelter
LEADER: Karen Koehler
LEADERS BIO: World class competitor Karen Koehler will be your instructor. Koehler has been teaching people how to do activities in the outdoors since 1997. She is a director of the Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports, and president of the Ontario Federation of Sleddog sports (OFSS). She has instructed adults and youth at OFSS and FQMECA club events, and taught private lessons for OFSS. She helped bring the 2017 International Federation of Sleddog Sports, Winter World Championship, to Haliburton Ontario, where she competed and placed as top North american female in two events. She competed at the IFSS 2015 Dryland World Championships in Bristol QC. She also competed in IFSS World Championships in Germany, Alaska and Norway
DIRECTION:From Haliburton follow Gelert Rd (County Rd . 1) to 5205 Gelert Rd.. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 10km.. From Minden take Hwy 35 to South Lake Rd. (County Rd 16). Turn east and follow South Lake Rd. to the “T” intersection at Gelert Rd (County. Rd 1). Turn left and follow to 5205 Gelert Rd.. The distance from Minden is approximately 16km. GPS coordinates: N44.9568, W78.5616
- Dog On
Friday, September 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Killara Station