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Elk Island 16Km Wood Bison Trail (brisk pace, about 5 km/h) (4/6/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elk Island National Park - Wood Bison Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 6 2019  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 6 2019 7:30:00 AM
Event Duration:3-4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Deb
Mark G
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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: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Arrive at Elk Island National Park by 9:50 am and start our hike at 10:00 am. This will be a brisk paced hike, at about 5 km/h.

We will park at the Wood Bison trail head. The trailhead is located on the south side of the highway just west of the main park road (range road 201A).

The trail is a total of 16 km and should take us approximately 4 hrs of walking time if travelling a speed of 4-5 km/hr. This will be a brisk pace, so be sure you are able to do the pace and distance. There will be a break where we can enjoy lunch.
If you are not confident in your physical fitness and ability this may not be the event for you. This is a loop hike and no short cuts to go back.

There is a park entrance fee of $7.80/adult. A family pass will cover a car load so if anybody has one, please bring it. If anyone needs to buy a pass they can enter the park and buy one at the automated machine or park gate if open prior to meeting at the trailhead.

Required Items to Bring:
1)Suitable backpack
2)Suitable hikers or boots and appropriate clothes for variable weather conditions
3)Lunch and snacks, as needed
4)Warm clothing (dress in layers)
5)Sufficient water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Pad or something to sit on for lunch break as no picnic tables on this trail
lunch and water
Ice grips

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Yellowhead Highway east out of Edmonton. Travel east on Highway 16/Yellowhead approximately 20km past Ardrossan and then turn right opposite the main park road and follow the short driveway to the trailhead. This is on the opposite side of the road from the park sign. The trail is on the south side of the highway.

Dogs must be on leash.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cost Includes:$7.80 park entrance fee
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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