Sunset XC Ski- Waskahegan / Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area - Sat, Jan 28 2023

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Sunset XC Ski- Waskahegan / Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (1/28/2023)

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The Basics:
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Event Type:X-C Ski
Event Location: Waskahegan Staging Area - Blackfoot Grazing Reserve
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2023  2:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 28 2023 1:30:00 PM
Event Duration:3.0 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): 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:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


"Intermediates only please."

Due to the distance involved (13 km), you must be an intermediate cross country skier who is very strong / fit enough to stay with the group. We will be nordic skiing at a moderate cardio run like pace
but you need to be able to keep up, otherwise this event may not be for you.

There will not be a carpool for this event but if you need a ride, the coordinator will do his best to arrange something for you.

The plan is to meet at the Waskahegan parking lot at Cooking Lake Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area at 2:20 p.m. Expect to be nordic cross country skiing for 2.5-3.0 hours or so. We will take the long way via Neon Lake/ Spruce Hollow trail to Don's Way arriving at Meadow Shelter (10.5km), where we will stop for a hopefully still-warm hot chocolate (bring your own) and a rest and some convo. From there we will head back into the sunset via the Lost Lake/ Grouse trail to Waskahegan trailhead.
*Note: this is for classic nordic cross country skiing in set tracks. Do not bring back country skis because they are too wide for the nordic tracks set by Alberta Parks. There is no room for skate skis either.

You can get a map of Blackfoot/ Islet Lake HERE.

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We are requesting $2.00 per event in person, or our suggested annual donation of $20 be done electronically.
For your convenience, you can donate via Paypal or PC Banking directly to our EOC Treasurer Donna McKenzie. Mail to:

Required Items to Bring:
-Classic xc-country skis
-Appropriate waxes
-Headlamp with an extra battery
-Hot chocolate/coffee
-Extra layer of dry clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
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    Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

    Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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