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Early Bird Elk Island 16Km Wood Bison Trail (8/3/2019)

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:Hike
Event Location: Elk Island National Park - Wood Bison Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 3 2019  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:05 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 2 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx 5 hours. Plus 1.5 hrs drive time from carpool there and back
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Lynn F
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Member Cost:$2.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All - DO NOT USE
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

This event can either be a hike or a Backpacking Practice. Arrive at Elk Island National Park by 8:00 am and start our hike at 8:10 am sharp. Please be on time.

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 sign (range road 201A).

The trail is a total of 16 km and should take us approximately 5 hrs of walking and lunch break 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 on a bridge.
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 along to share. 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 trail head. Prices listed in cost section.

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
3)Warm clothing (dress in layers)
4)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 Rain Gear, Snacks, water, sunscreen, poles, hat, bugspray. on this trail.BR> lunch and water, Proper Gear.

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
Access from the Yellowhead Highway. The entrance to the parking lot is directly across the road from the South Entrance leading to the Visitorís Centre. If you pass the large sign, you went to far.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:05 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 $27.60 (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.

Dogs must be on leash.
- 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:$2.00/Person
Cost Includes:$7.80 single park adult/$8.80 seniors &15.80 for up to 7 in vehicle. $5 to cover carpooling cost depending on # of people May be less if some folks have a park pass. Generally $4-5 per person PLEASE BRING EXACT CHANGE FOR CARPOOL!! I cannot guarantee that I will have exact change.
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!