Powderface- Moderate Pace - Mon, Nov 2 2009

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Powderface- Moderate Pace (11/2/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis (near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Nov 2 2009  9:35 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:35 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Nov 1 2009 6:45:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours + drive 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:8
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Approx. Distance: 16km return
Elevation Gain to Pass 509m
Hiking footwear required-Sorry no runners or jeans(fabric of death in cold weather)

This promises to be the warmest day of the week so join us for this hike which is not far from Calgary. The trail follows the Powderface Creek Valley for about 4 km before beginning its climb through the forest to the pass (approx. 3 more km). The early part of the trip is along fairly level trail with most of the elevation gain being in the last 3 km. Once the pass has been reached a wonderful view of the the Powder Creek Valley is available.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! TIP for NW members:If you live in the NW, probably a good idea to meet directly at the trailhead.

If you are taking the bus to the SW carpool-Voiters Flats-Fish Creek Park in Canyon Meadows, 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
-Probably good idea to have 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 bring along 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(1 1/2 litres or more)
- 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 or whistle-(NO Bear Bells)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DIRECTIONS FROM SW CARPOOL TO TRAILHEAD:
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 Hwy #22X westbound (Marquis of Lorne Trail). If you drive by Spruce Meadows you know you're heading in the right direction. Hwy #22X turns into Hwy #22 - keep going westbound. The 22 turns into Hwy #66. Follow Hwy #66 past Elbow Falls and the winter te. You will then shortly see the Powderface parking lot which will be on the right-hand side.
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DIRECTIONS FROM THE NW:
Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1) to the Hwy #22 overpass. Follow Hwy #22 through Bragg Creek to the four way stop at the strip mall and turn left to Hwy #66 junction. At the junction, turn right and follow Hwy #66 past Elbow Falls and the winter gate. You will then shortly see the Powderface parking lot which will be on the right-hand side.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):122Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:35 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 $39.04 (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.

Notes:

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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.

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