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Waskahegan at Cooking Lk-Blackfoot Prov Pk (9/7/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Waskahegan Staging Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 7 2019  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 7 2019 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~5-5.5 hours
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:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Please Note: We will meet at the Mill Creek Ravine parking lot accessed via 95A Street, north of Whyte Ave (accessed via the west side of the Mill Creek Bridge, halfway down the hill on the left). We will leave by 10:10am.

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.

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

Let's enjoy a moderate paced (~4.5-5km/hr), 13-15km day hike. 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 Waskahegan Staging Area trailhead! The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. We will stop at the half way point (Meadow Shelter) for some lunch. Check out the LINK for more info.

Also please note that the duration mentioned above includes the travel time to get there as well. **If you have somewhere to be by mid afternoon, please do not sign up for this event as we might be later than expected.**

Required Items to Bring:
Good walking/hiking footwear
Appropriate clothing - layers
$$ for carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Waskahegan Staging Area is located 24 km east of Sherwood Park, south of Hwy. #16 (directly south of Elk Island Nat'l Pk on RR#210).
From Sherwood Park, the highway turns into Wye Road (a.k.a. Hwy. #630). Turn north (left) onto Range Road #210.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):72Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 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 $16.56 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Monday, September 23, 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.


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- 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.

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