Arnica Lake - Thu, Oct 1 2009

Arnica Lake (10/1/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Oct 1 2009  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 30 2009 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5~ hours plus drive time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance 14 km
Elevation Gain 600 m Elevation loss 120 m

Mid-week hikers, come on out on a hike where the larches should still be displaying their brilliant orange fall colours. We will hike at a steady pace; no slowpokes please.

We start from the Vista Lake viewpoint, where we quickly lose an elevation of 120m to Vista Lake. Then we gain an elevation of 600m over the next 3.6 km to Arnica Lake, which is backed against the cliffs of Storm Mountain. We may continue on the trail over Arnica summit to Twin Lakes, which is a steady 1.4 km descent to Upper Twin Lake. Return the same way.


Ref. The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide

Required Items to Bring:
- $ or Park Pass to get into Banff National Park

Hiking boots, layers of clothing for all weather, rain jacket, lunch, lots of water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

First aid kit, camera, binoculars

Bear bangers (no bells)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 west from Calgary to Banff and follow it to the Banff/Radium Highway 1/93 junction. Take Highway 93 south towards Radium. Drive 8km to a turnoff on your left at the Vista Lake/Arnica trailhead
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):320Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 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 $102.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, January 27, 2022). 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.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: