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Elk Island Park Hiking & Camping Trip (5/21/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Elk Island National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 21 2017, Mon, May 22 2017  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, May 15 2017 11:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Overnight
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Located less than an hour away from Edmonton, Elk Island National Park of Canada protects the wilderness of the aspen parkland, one of the most endangered habitats in Canada. This park is home to herds of free roaming plains bison, wood bison, moose, deer, and elk.

The plan for our camping trip is to travel out to Elk Island on Sunday morning and hike the Hayburger Trail (12.2km, 3-4 hours).

After the hike, we'll head over to the Sandy Beach campground on Astotin Lake where we will setup camp. The campground is located very near the Astotin Lake beach. In the evening, we’ll cook our supper, wander around on the beach, relax, and roast marshmallows.

On Monday morning, we will pack up our camp then we'll plan to hike the Moss Lake Trail (13km, about 4 hours) beginning at approximately 10:30AM.

I have booked 3 adjacent campsites at the Sandy Beach campground in Elk Island National Park. All three campsites are walk-in tenting sites, but located very close (within 200m or so) to a parking lot. The maximum occupancy for each of these sites is 2 tents. Prior to the event, please e-mail me, answering the following questions:

1. Is there another person participating in this event with whom you intend to share your tent with? Who?
2. Do you have a tent that you would be able to bring to the event to share with others? If so, what is the capacity of your tent?

I will be assigning tenting partnerships a few days prior to the even for those who need them. When assigning these partnerships, I will do my best to place people of the same gender in a tent.

***COST:*** The anticipated cost per person for camping varies depending on the number of people who attend this event..
Assumptions, 2 people per tent
3 sites, 12 people = $9.25 per person
3 sites, 10 people = $10.95
2 sites, 8 people = $9.25
2 sites, 6 people = $12.25
4 people, 1 site = $9.25

TRANSPORTATION TO ELK ISLAND PARK: I am not planning to formally organize a carpool for this event, and I recommend that everyone arranges their own rides with someone you know and can rely on. I will, of course, help to arrange rides for anybody who needs such an arrangement to be made. Please note that refunds will NOT be given if a carpool arrangement falls through.

GUESTS: If you have an adult guest that you would like to bring along to the event, please have them register as a member of the EOC so that they can sign up for this event on their own.

Required Items to Bring:
Cash to pay Sandie for the campsite
Sleeping bag
Something to lie on (e.g. Thermarest)
Food for camping
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Warm clothes for the evening
Pillow & blanket

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Elk Island National Park is located approximately one hour from Edmonton city centre, via Highway 16 East (Yellowhead). For a map of the park, click here.


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