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Islet Lake Trail (8/24/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Islet Lake at Cooking Lk-Blackfoot Prov Rec Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 24 2019  11:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 24 2019 8:30:00 AM
Event Duration:Approx 4.5-5 hours including travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Sandie
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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:20
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 14 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

There are almost 85km of hiking trails at Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, so let's check out some of the trails accessed from the Islet Lake trailhead!

We will walk for around 2.5-3 hours (~10km). I am thinking of the taking the Highline, Lost Lake, Porcupine, and Push Lake trails. We will have short breaks along the way and a slightly longer lunch/snack break at the Lost Lake Shelter. Here is a link for your info: Cooking Lake/Blackfoot guide

**CARPOOL LOCATION: We will meet at the Mill Creek Ravine UPPER parking lot accessed via 95A Street, north of Whyte Avenue at 9:45am.
It is accessed via the west side of the Mill Creek Bridge. If you’re using Google Maps, look up Mill Creek Outdoor Pool. We will be parked in the first parking lot on your left as you come down the hill. If you arrive at the pool, you’ve gone too far so just come part way back up the hill. (If you decide to meet at the event rather than the carpool location, you MUST let me know ahead of time.)

**For those meeting at the event, we will start around 11:15am.

To recognize me at the meeting place, I will be driving a blue Hyundai and wearing a royal blue EOC baseball cap - check out my profile on the volunteers page so you can recognize me.

**Please note that this out-of-town hike will be weather dependent.


Required Items to Bring:
Water!
Lunch/snacks
Good walking/hiking clothing & footwear
$$ for carpool (please try to bring change rather than $20 bills!)
Bug spray
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles
Sunscreen
Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will park at the Islet Lake Staging Area on the south side of the park.
Islet Lake is about 25km east of Sherwood Park.
From the Sherwood Park Freeway (aka Hwy #630 then Wye Road), turn north at Range Road #200.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:15 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 $18.40 (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.

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

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