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Day Hike - Elk Island National Park (4/5/2008)

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the EOC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elk Island National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 5 2008  11:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 4 2008 11:59:00 PM
Event Duration:5 - 6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan M
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Member Cost:$7.80/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Elk Island is a beautiful wilderness area just outside of Edmonton. It is home to hundreds of deer, bison, moose, small animals and, of course, elk. The park is large enough to support camping, hiking, x-country skiing, wildlife viewing and many other activities. Please join me for a few hours away from all the noise, traffic, and concrete of the city. If we're lucky, maybe we'll even see some wild animals. For more information, see the park's website or wikipedia. A map of the park is available here.

We will meet in the LRT station parking lot and leave for Elk Island at 10:30, arriving by approximately 11:15. We will be hiking the Hayburger trail, although depending on trail conditions we may switch to the Shirley Lake trail. Both are between 12 and 13 km (3-4 hours) through rolling hills and low areas. At present, trail conditions are a combination of snow, ice, and mud, with areas of clear trail. Waterproof, winter footwear (not snowshoes) is advised.

As always, dress for the weather.

Required Items to Bring:
Parks pass or money for entry ($7.80)
Water
Lunch & snacks
Good walking/hiking footwear
$$ For carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Waterproof, winter footwear (not showshoes)
Waterproof jacket (if rain is in the forecast)
Warm clothing/layers
Gloves

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Yellowhead Highway east out of Edmonton. Travel east on Highway 16/Yellowhead approximately 20km past Ardrossen and then turn enter the park to the left. The parking lost for the Hayburger trail trailhead is located 7.5 km north of Highway 16. A map of the park is available here.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):95Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: The event coordinator(s) will help you to arrange a centralized carpool if you require it, but it's not guaranteed. Please DO NOT pay your driver en route. Passengers will pay the coordinator, and he/she will distribute the money to the carpool drivers. SO PLEASE BRING CASH!!! Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $21.85 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Friday, October 31, 2014). This is based on $0.09/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divided by 9. This cost will be multiplied by the number of carpooled cars, and divided by the number of carpool participants.

Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in EOC events.
- Please scroll through and read the entire online waiver when you sign up.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$7.80/Person
Non-Member Cost:$7.80/Person
Cost Includes:National Parks Fee
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the EOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!