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Miquelon Park Camping (8/17/2019)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 17 2019, Sun, Aug 18 2019  12:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 14 2019 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days, 1 night
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ryan
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Member Cost:$13.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:1
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
I am cancelling this event due to lack of interest. I have booked three campsites at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park for the night of August 17-18. After we arrive on Saturday (August 17th), we will have some free time to enjoy all that Miquelon Park offers. I am hopeful that we should be able to set up camp on arrival (it is possible that we may not be able to set up camp until mid- afternoon, however, because the check-out time at Miquelon Park isn't until 2 PM).

I am planning to lead a hike through the park during the afternoon, which should be approximately 10 km distance, taking the group about 2 hours to complete.

Other options for day time activities could include canoeing/kayaking on Miquelon Lake or bicycling in the park. Participants will need to make their own arrangements to bring canoes/kayaks/bicycles if planning to participate in any of these activities. The park also has a sandy beach which is suitable for relaxing/sunbathing, but warns that the lake is generally not suitable for swimming.

If there is sufficient interest, after breaking camping on Sunday, but before returning to Edmonton, we might also go to Camrose (located 30 km - or 20 minutes by car - from Miquelon Provincial Park) to hike in Camrose’s Stoney Creek Park. The Camrose Ski Club, which manages the trails in Stoney Creek Park in the winter for cross- country skiing, prov ides maps of the extensive trail system in the park.

The Perseids Meteor Shower is also active from July 17- August 24 and can be quite spectacular! Our camping trip will occur a few days after the Perseids reach their peak (night of August 12-13), but we should still see a show in the skies. Miquelon Provincial Park is an excellent place for stargazing because it is part of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, along with Elk Island National Park and Blackfoot/Cooking Lake Provincial Recreation Area. Measures have been taken at all of these parks to reduce the amount of artificial light, in order to enhance viewing of the sky. The Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve was established in 2006 as a partnership between Parks Canada, Alberta Parks and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.

If you are planning to join in on stargazing and meteor watching, make sure that you bring something comfortable to sit or lie on while viewing the sky, and make sure that you dress warmly. Even though this event is planned for late summer, the late evening/early morning air could get rather chilly. In order to register for this event, please do the following:

  • Add your name to the waiting list for this event
  • Fill in and submit this Google Form
  • Make arrangements with Ryan for payment of camping fees ($13 per person).

    When you fill in the Google Form, you will be asked to answer several questions about tenting arrangements and ride-sharing arrangements. Answers to these questions will better allow me to organize this event.

    I will be able to transfer people from the waiting list after I have both received payment and the Google Form has been filled in. Due to the constraints placed by Alberta Parks (maximum occupancy is two tents per campsite), priority will be given to members who indicate that they are willing to share a tent with another member.

  • Required Items to Bring:
    Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensils, etc.)
    Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    Camera
    Marshmallows and/or marshmallow roasting stick
    Hiking boots
    Apparel suitable for hiking
    Binoculars (for stargazing)

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:Miquelon Lake Provincial Park is located south- east of Edmonton. The Google Map below shows directions from Edmonton.

    Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Km
    Carpool Departure Time: N/A
    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 $46.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Saturday, August 24, 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.

    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 & Payment:
    Member Cost:$13.00/Person
    Cost Includes:Camping fees at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park (fee is $41 per site).

    Please note - I am anticipating that actual costs may be lower, and am slightly overcharging to cover contingencies. If it turns out to be the case that I have overcharged, I may be able to give everyone a slight refund, and/or will contribute the additional costs to the club as a donation.

    Please send the $13 fee to Ryan directly as an Interac payment (please contact Ryan for further payment instructions).
    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.
     
    Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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