******Important Notice: Unfortunately the Graves Flats Road was washed out this week and there is no access to Cardinal Divide. Due to this will be moving our Whitehorse Creek hike to Saturday and we can discuss Saturday where we would like to hike Sunday.*******
Botany Alberta 2018 Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park July 6-8, 2018
This year’s Botany Alberta will be held at theWhitehorse Wildland Provincial Park south of Hinton, Alberta. It is scheduled for July 6-8, 2018. Please contact Anna to sign up. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHITEHORSE WILDLAND PARK: CARDINAL DIVIDE and Whitehorse Trail Creek
Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park includes about 174 km2 on the eastern side of Jasper National Park. Its subalpine habitats are home to a very diverse plant population including several rare species and stunning mountain views.
Date,Time and Location:
Friday July 6th in the evening, Saturday July 7thand Sunday July 8th starting at 9:30 a.m.
Friday evening there will be a meet and greet for those who are able to make it at Watson Ck around the Watson Ck campground. The main plant walk will take place July 7that the Cardinal Divide, and an additional morning hike will take place at the Whitehorse Trail Creek on Sunday July 8th. On Saturday evening we will be hosting a informal gathering to discuss species found and anything interesting to note.
The meeting location will be in Cadomin, AB (about 300 km from Edmonton or 60 km south of Hinton). Exact meeting location will be announced to folks that sign up.
Cadomin Motel has limited accommodation so early booking is essential. Most of the rooms have limited cooking facilities (eg. microwave). There are no other eating places in the village, so come prepared! Nearest other hotels are located in Edson or Hinton. Camping is available at Watson Ck, 7 km north of Cadomin, or Whitehorse Recreation Area, 5 km south of Cadomin.
What to Bring:
Bring your backpack and personal field gear (weather appropriate clothing, sturdy boots, first aid, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks, water, plant ID gear, etc). This is a mountain climate, so bring layers for all temperatures. Be sure to bring lunch and enough snacks and water for a full day. The local store has very limited choice so it’s best to bring your own supplies. Also, be sure to fill your vehicle with gas in Edson or Hinton.
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