Green Mountain-Moderate Pace - Fri, Oct 30 2009

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Green Mountain-Moderate Pace (10/30/2009)

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:Sheep River Valley
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 30 2009  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Oct 28 2009 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~5 plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:5
Number Registered So Far: 11 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Distance: ~14KM
Elevation Gain: ~ 360m

Note:Hiking footwear required-sorry no jeans(fabric of death in cold weather)

Green Mountain in the Sheep River Valley. This is hike with interesting, large rock outcrops at the top and an excellent view.

The mountain is described as "a hill looking like nothing from the highway, but concealed behind the facade of Lodgepole pines lies fascinating sandstone escarpments facing west, a great fun place!"

Please remember in winter hiking conditions we never know what we will encounter(icy sections) therefore some form of ice traction is probably a good idea to bring on every winter hike in the mountains. "MicroSpikes" (MEC or Campers Village) or "ICERS" (Lee Valley Tools) are great!

If you taking the bus to the carpool, bus,#3 goes directly into the park

Please read before signing up:
Please note that there will be snow on the trail, therefore, gaiters are strongly recommended(majority of hiking trails now have snow)and that we will be hiking at a moderate pace. If you are use to "slowpoke hikes" with a lot of stops, the pace for this hike will likely be TOO quick for you. No beginners pls who have never hiked in the mountains before. Please remember, it's a lot more of a workout to hike in snow than on dry terrain. Nontheless pls read "required items to bring, since we are now hiking in "winter conditions" and everyone needs to come fully prepared so that one can fully complete a hike.

Required Items to Bring:
-Hiking footwear - snow in the area - sorry no runners
-Icers
-Sleeve over camelbak tubing so if it's cold your water tubing doesn't freeze.
-2 pairs of gloves.(you sweat going up, so if you don't have extra pair in pack to switch to your hands will freeze)
-2 pairs of socks...if your boots are not waterproof or your feet just get cold with snow going into your boots and you don't have extra dry pair in pack to switch to, your feet will freeze.
-Extra layer under hiking pants and waterproof/wind proof pants(if cold/alot of snow(wet/dry))and you just have 1 layer regular very light hiking pants and they get wet, you will freeze.
-Well equipped day pack
- Bag for dirty boots
- Lunch and water
- Remember to dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
- Gaiters strongly recommended
-Personal first aid kit
-Bear spray and or air horn

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Fish Creek Park head north on Elbow Drive. At the Husky Station(Elbow/Canyon Meadows Drive) hang a right until you get to the exit for Macleod Trail South. Drive south on Macleod Trail & exit out of town on 22X westbound(Marquis of Lorne). If you drive by Spruce Meadows you know that you're heading in the right direction. Head west on the 22X until you reach Highway 22. Head south(turn left) on the 22(sign=Turner Valley/Millarville) for approximately 28km until you reach 546 in Turner Valley. In Turner Valley you'll reach a 4-way stop, turn west (right) into Secondary Road (SR)546. Drive into Kananaskis Country (~15 km from Turner Valley), past the Visitor Information Centre and, later, an intersection with Gorge Creek Trail. The Indian Oils trailhead is approx. 3 km down the road from the Gorge Creek Trail intersection, or ~33 km from Turner Valley. The trailhead is on the south (left) side of the road. If you see the parking lot for Sheep River Falls, you've just missed it & gone too far.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):220Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $70.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Monday, December 6, 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.

Notes:

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.

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: