Pocaterra Ridge-Casual Pace - Sun, Sep 13 2009

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Pocaterra Ridge-Casual Pace (9/13/2009)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Highwood Pass
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 13 2009  9:25 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 11 2009 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 6.5 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
Michelle L
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 9KM one way
Elevation gain: 550M
Cumulative gain:1036M=gain/loss of crossing 4 peaks
Hiking footwear required-Sorry no runners or jeans

Sunday promises to be a very sunny/warm day, so come on out to Pocaterra Ridge. It's a very scenic ridge walk when traveling from south to north. But DON'T mistake this for an easy hike, there is elevation gain/loss(cumulative gain 1036M), rocky footing and in many places no trail. There is a good chance of seeing Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep or Mountain Goats in this area. This is also grizzly country! There are 4 distinct peaks along the ridge, we will hit them all. The hike ends with a Steep descent and the need for a bit of bushwacking and a creek crossing.

I intend this hike to be one way(not going back), from the Highwood Pass parking area to Little Highwood Pass Day Use parking area so there will be a car shuttle((9.3KM). For that reason please do not cancel at the last minute since it will affect our car shuttle.

Please be warned that this is an exploratory trip,please allow time/patience for unforeseen circumstances. Thanks.

PACE:Please note that this is not a speed demon's hike(getting to the top in record time) nor is it for very slowpokes, we will be hiking at a casual pace. If you're not sure about a hike, please always feel free to contact the coordinator and remember to always hike within your ability in order to be able to keep up with the group. If you have Never hikedor Recently hiked with 750M+ OR you are switching from URBAN HIKES to mountain hikes, it is highly recommended that you start with lower elevations and build up from there.If you're use to "Slowpoke Pace Hikes" then this hike is not for you-the pace will be too quickNO beginners please.

��� Do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary.
�����We will be out to enjoy the day and event duration may vary.
Please note I will be checking your COC history & might give you a call.

Required Items to Bring:
��� Water(2-3L) & lunch
��� Proper hiking footwear
��� Clothes for varying weather conditions
��� Bear spray or whistle or air horn.(no bells)
��� First aid kit
��� Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
��� Change to pay your driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
��� Hiking poles
��� Gaiters
��� Headlamp
��� Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 to Highway #40, then head south about 65 km. The trailhead is the parking area at the Highwood Pass on the west side of the highway.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $86.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Wednesday, December 1, 2021). This is based on $0.16/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.


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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
*Note: Please do cancel at the last minute, it will effect our carpool shuttle. thx