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Hiking & Camping Weekend (7/14/2018)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Preacher's Point Campground (Nordegg Region)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 14 2018, Sun, Jul 15 2018  7:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 11 2018 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days, 1 night
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan
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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:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Dogs are permitted on this event, but subject to the event coordinator (Ryan)'s approval. Dogs must be kept leashed at all times while we are camping and hiking. If you do bring a dog, please ensure that you follow "No Trace" principles, including picking up up and disposing of your pet's waste properly.

Camping: We will camp at Preacher's Point Staging Area, which is located along the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11), 12 km south of Cline River.

There is no cost to camp at Preacher's Point. The Preacher's Point Staging Area is quite large, and accommodates a large number of campers. However, please note that facilities, including outhouses, are not available at Preacher's Point. If needed, washroom facilities can be found up the road from the campground. Otherwise, please prepare accordingly.

There are no restrictions on the number of tents we can bring. However, if you do not have a tent, please advise me when you sign up so that I can facilitate tent sharing arrangements.

Hiking: Hiking objectives for the weekend, and the level of difficulty for these hikes, will be determined once I have a better idea of who will be signing up for the weekend, and the level of hiking difficulty that everyone is prepared for. We may hike on Saturday and Sunday in the Nordegg/David Thompson Highway region, or might also drive into Banff/Jasper National Parks. (Saskatchewan Crossing, where Highway 11 meets the Icefields Parkway, is located 30 minutes driving distance from Preacher's Point.)

Required Items to Bring:
  • Headlamps
  • Daypack
  • Water and food
  • Warm clothing and layers
  • Bear spray
  • Tent
  • Broad-spectrum protection formulated sunscreen
  • Digging utensil, toilet paper and hand sanitizer (in case nature calls..)
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles
  • National Park's Pass, or $ for entry (in case we hike in Banff/Jasper National Park)

  • How to Get There:
    Event Directions:
    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):900Km
    Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $207.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Saturday, July 21, 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.

    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.

    Cost Includes:Carpool costs depend on the number of people and cars participating in the carpool, and the distance that we will travel to reach hiking trails. I assume that carpool costs are likely to be approximately $50-$60 per person.

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

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