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The focus of this meet up is primarily on hiking in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter.  That said, if you have a good idea that fits the "outdoor enthusiasts" description, by all means, send in the request and let's post it as an event.  Examples are: biking, camping, snowshoeing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Most of the events will be near Saskatoon, but there are many interesting places to explore within a few hours' drive of the city so...let's get out there.

Now the unpleasant part: meetup sites cost money, so in order to offset the costs of this site I'm requesting that participants pay $5 per year, due at the first activity you participate in each year.

See you on the trails...

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Fall Colours At Narrow Hills and Gem Lakes

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It might be early, but not too early to plan a trip to the best location for fall colours in Saskatchewan - the Gem Lakes. I have booked a Camp-Easy Yurt at neighbouring Narrow Hills Provincial Park, Lower Fishing Lake, from Friday September 23rd to Sunday September 25th when I am hoping the fall colours will be at their peak.

I plan to go to Great Blue Heron/Spruce River Highlands on the way up for another great spot for fall colours - total hiking of about 13 kms. If you can't take the day off work, you may be able to meet us in Narrow Hills on Friday evening. Only two vehicles are allowed on the campsite. We will sort out car pooling closer to the date.

On Saturday and Sunday, we can hike around all five Gem Lakes (5.4 kms) and the Island, Beaver and Heiberg Lake Trails in Narrow Hills Provncal Park (about 11 kms), with a trip along the scenic drive to shuttle cars. For those with the energy and time, we could also take a side trip on the way back home to hike the Homestead Heritage Trail at Candle Lake (2.2 kms).

For those not familiar with Camp-Easy Yurts, check out Sask. Provincial Parks website here Camp-Easy Tents & Yurts | #SaskParks (tourismsaskatchewan.com). Basically it is camping without the tent so warmer and drier and all equipment provided including a covered eating area, you just need to bring bedding. In our Camp-Easy, there is one double bed and four cots.

In order to book your spot, you will need to e-transfer $35 to me. If six people go, then the actual cost should be $30/person in total (plus the park entry fee per vehicle) and I will refund any over payment. If the trip is cancelled up to 24 hours ahead due to foul weather, we will get a refund except for $4.50 to $6.75 per person to cover the reservation and cancellation fees. If you have to cancel, then a refund will only be made if someone else fills your spot.

I will contact the first five people to sign up about how to make the e-transfer, and keep working through the waiting list if necessary.

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Northeast Swale and Crocus Prairie @ 9 a.m.

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