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Backpack Conditioning Hike # 5 (5/5/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blackfoot Recreation Area Waskahegain Staging Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 5 2018  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 4 2018 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 -5 hours including travel
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Susan D
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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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Welcome to my 5th of 6 backpack conditioning hikes. After four weeks we should have some great endurance. Now it is time to continue with both endurance and hills. By now you should begin to wear an overnight backpack and increase your weight.

If you are meeting at the carpool locatin please be at the Bonnie Doon Mall by 9:15 a.m. If you are meeting at the park, please be there by 10 a.m.

This week we will meet at Blackfoot Recreation Centre Waskaheagan staging area. We will hike to the cabin via Don's Way have a rest and then hike back to the staging area.

Required Items to Bring:
dress for the weather
snacks and lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
walking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre (82 Ave) drive east through Sherwood Park (82nd Ave becomes Sherwood Park Freeway then Wye Rd) approximately 23 Km to township road 524. (br> Turn left onto township road 524, then take a right onto Range Road 210 and then left into the recreation area.

It is always good to use google map from your departure point.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):110Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
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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 $25.30 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Friday, July 20, 2018). 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.


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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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