As one of the unfortunate crew who is not able to attend this year's icewalk event, I have decided to create this event. This event can act as a simple coffee/meet n greet event or you can come with the intent to join me in walking across the ice to Shediac Island.
*Important note* This event will in no way be a good replacement for icewalk 2020 and is merely my attempt to gather people together to walk with me to Shediac Island. There will be no potluck, no prizes, no items for sale, etc. Please go to GC8H0F7 if you want all that and I highly reccommend you do, as I enjoyed it a lot 2 years ago.
For those of you who want to come with me to Shediac Island, here is some safety information taken directly from GC8H0F7:
CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT AND ICE SAFETY
The walk across the ice to Shediac Island may take up to 30 minutes if crossing from Edgewater and you will not be protected from the elements.You will spend a lot of time looking for the many caches on the islands and then you will have that same walk back. You should pace yourself and start back if you feel tired. After all, it is a long walk back.
Layering your clothing is the best method of staying warm. This would include long johns and/or snow pants for your legs. We recommend that you include additional clothing items in your backpack. Extra mitts or hand warmers could be helpful as you will be exposing hands to open caches and signing logs. Because of the length of the walk, you should bring a lunch with you and also bring plenty of liquids. Snow is usually not deep on the ice so snowshoes are often not necessary to get over there. Once you are on the islands, snowshoes should be necessary. If heading to Shediac Island, cross to the North side or to the west side. On the island, travel from the North to the South along the trail on the West side of the Island. When you have done the caches on the South, return the way you came. DO NOT GO ON THE ICE ON THE SOUTH AND EAST SIDES OF THE ISLAND.