Hi snide tripod,
I would be interested in a group hang when the weather warms up a bit ( yep I'm a sissy )
If I may make a suggestion the alberta wildland parks are a good place to go camping.
Very rudimental (parking lot, portapotty, and a signboard) you walk into the park find a good spot and camp, very peacefull.
Last fall I when twice to fort Assiniboine Sandhills park, lots of birds deer and yes even black bears in that area.
Look into these parks they are about 2:30 to 3:00 north of edmonton and well worth for a weekend trip if you ask me.
Since you are a GPS user here you go.
Maps & Directions
Lat: 54.3892120611 Long: -114.60770862