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Cooking Lake/Blackfoot (Islet Lake) (9/9/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION 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 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: Islet Lake at Cooking Lk.-Blackfoot Prov. Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 9 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 8 2017 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx 4-5 hours including travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Lynn F
Rob K
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

We will all meet for 9:00am at the Islet Lake parking lot and will hike for approx 3-4 hours throughout the trail system.
We will stop for break for snack/lunch break around the half way mark or when folks need to. There are almost 85km of hiking trails at Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, so lets check out some of the trails accessed from the Islet Lake trail head!
Many people believe these to be the most scenic trails in this area.
Look for me standing by Blue KIA Sportage and wearing a Blue EOC cap so you can recognize me.

If you are not taking part in the carpool, please be at the Islet Lake trail-head at 9:00 am.
Bring snacks/lunch and plenty of water!

Here is a link for your info:
Cooking Lake/Blackfoot guide


Required Items to Bring:
Water
Lunch/snacks
Good walking/hiking clothing & footwear.
$$ for carpool (please bring change, or small bills as proper change may not be available.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hat
Bug spray and suncreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will park at the Islet Lake Staging Area on the south side of the park.
Islet Lake is about 40km east of Sherwood Park, so from the Sherwood Park Freeway(Whye Road) (a.k.a. Hwy. # 630 then Wye Road), turn north at Range Road # 200
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $18.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Thursday, November 23, 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:
All dogs must remain leashed at all times while within the Cooking Lake Blackfoot, Wildlife, Grazing, Provincial Recreation Area
- 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.

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

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