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Winter Camping Test (Snowshoe & Backpack) (12/8/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT 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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the EOC.

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:Overnight
Event Location: Miquelon Lake Campsite
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 8 2018, Sun, Dec 9 2018  1:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 11:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 1 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:1 Night, 1 Day
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$9.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Registration for this event opens on November 11th in the morning. See details below.

We'll meet at the carpool, just outside the Starbucks for 11:20 AM to depart at 11:30 AM for Miquelon Lake Campsite. The drive will take just under an hour, so we should be registered and able to start setting up camp by 1:00PM at the latest. Be aware that it will be COLD. There will be no amenities except for outhouses. The goal is to experience winter camping. I am encouraging members that are considering in attending a future backpacking winter event to sign up for this trip. You will test your gear and get a realistic simulation of winter camping. Please bring your backpacking gear and snowshoes.

On sunday we will explore the backcountry trails in the area (>10kms) by snowshoeing with full packs on. Map of the trail system: Miquelon Lake Trails and Campground.

PLEASE NOTE: If registration is full, priority will be given to members that are attending the other upcoming Winter Trips.

Required Items to Bring:
- Clothing (layers), extra gloves and hats
- Sleeping bag rated to -20 celsius
- Extra sleeping pad to insulate from the cold ground
- 3 (or 4) season tent
- Food for one night and two days
- Fun and Friendly Attitude
- Headlamp
- Backpack (60L +)
- Snowshoes
- Water (insulated from freezing)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- Camping Chair
- Tarp (Waterproof)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):113Km
Carpool Departure Time: 11:30 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 $25.99 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Thursday, April 25, 2019). 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.


- 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 & Payment:
Member Cost:$9.00/Person
Cost Includes:Camping Fees, and firewood.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the EOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

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