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Miquelon Lake Provincial Park (1/29/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 29 2017  10:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 29 2017 8:30:00 AM
Event Duration:5-6 hours inlcuding travel
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Let's head out for a day hike to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park and meet up with the EOCers who camped overnight and hike about 10km.

**Please note: This hiking event will NOT be a backpack training event, unless you want to carry a backpack. I'll just have my daypack and wearing my hiking boots with ice grips.

Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is located southeast of Edmonton and has a substantial trail network - click HERE for the link. Miquelon's back country trails include a wide variety of terrain, including beaver ponds, marshes, aspen forest, spruce bog and muskeg.

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There is a carpool available for this event, please contact me for details.

From there, we will drive out to Miquelon Lake Provincial Park. For those meeting at Miquelon Lake, we will aim to be there for around 10:45AM and we hope to start the hike by 11:00AM.

Directions:
- From Hwy 21:
- When you pass New Sarepta, there will be a sign directing you to turn left (east) onto Hwy 623 to access the park. Follow Hwy 623 and look out for another sign sign telling you to turn left to access Miquelon Lake PP.
- Once you get to Miquelon, to get to the backcountry trail head, go through the park gates and stay right.
- You will pass the interpretive centre and the staff housing road. Turn into the 'Group Use Areas 1-2' where you will see a baseball diamond and parking. We will meet there.
- The trail starts just a few hundred feet ahead to your right.

**IMPORTANT!! PLEASE CHECK THE ROUTE WITH GOOGLE MAPS/STREETVIEW BEFOREHAND, SO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING! THE ROUTE I HAVE DESCRIBED IS THE MOST STRAIGHTFORWARD ONE FROM EDMONTON, SO PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY "SCENIC DETOURS"!**

Required Items to Bring:
Ice grips
Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions
Lunch / snacks
Water
$$ for the carpool - try to bring change rather than bills
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles
Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Go straight east from Edmonton. Turn south on Hwy 21 until you pass New Sarepta. Turn left at the sign for Miquelon lake Provincial Park. The park is a few kilometers farther on.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:45 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 $27.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Wednesday, February 22, 2017). 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:

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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