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BYOB Kayak Camp - Little Bow Provincial Park (9/23/2017)

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The Basics:
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Event Type:Water - Kayak
Event Location: Little Bow Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 23 2017  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Sep 18 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days 1 Night
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben C
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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
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
PLACEHOLDER TO GAUGE INTEREST.
Bring your own Kayak or rent one and bring it. Weather and Water Conditions Permitting.

We'll spend the weekend camping, kayaking around Travers Reservoir at Little Bow Provincial Park. If we are lucky we might get a glimpse of the the Peregrine falcon, an Alberta Species At Risk, which has historically nested along the north shore of the western arm of Travers Reservoir. In spring and fall, watch for migrating birds in the cottonwoods along the reservoir. Lots of fish in the reservoir too.

We’ll head out Saturday, set up camp, paddle, have a pot luck dinner, be merry, sleep and go home the next day. We will be paddling for around 4 to 5 hours on the water on saturday and maybe 2-3 hours on sunday depending on how everyone feels.

CAMPSITE FEES:
This time of the year it is a first come first serve campsite. So in the morning we'll head early to Little Bow Provincial Park to grab a few spots preferably next to each other.
Each site is $33 per night for a powered site (preferred) and $26 for a non powered site. Maximum of 2 tents and 1 vehicle per site or 2 vehicles and 1 tent per site. Maximum of 6 people to a site. This time of the year we should be able to snag a few sites. Pay when you get there.

RENTAL NOTE:
Light touring boats recommended. If you don't have a boat, you can rent boats at:
1. Aquabatics Rental
2. University of Calgary Rental
3. MEC Rental


Required Items to Bring:
- Kayak, paddle, PFD
- whistle, throw bag with tow rope, bailer
- clothing appropriate for the weather and paddling. NO COTTON.
- Hat, sunglasses
- camping gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- all stuff you'd bring on a kayak trip

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head south on Deerfoot Trail Hwy 2. After approx 71km after the Okotoks turn off, look for Hwy 529 and head east (turn left). After approx 53km look for sign that says Little Bow Prov Park. Head in (turn right).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):340Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $74.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Sunday, September 24, 2017). This is based on $0.12/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Notes:

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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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