|Event Location:||Kananaskis Valley, Hwy. 40|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Mar 8 2010 9:30 AM (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM *log in for location*)|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Mar 6 2010 7:00:00 PM|
|Event Duration:||~5 hours plus 1 hour drive time each way|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
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|Member Cost:||Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Distance - 12 km, round trip
Elevation Gain - 810 m
Proper hiking footwear required-sorry no runners or jeans.
Wasootch Ridge offers an interesting series up climbs and decents all the way to the final cairn. The ascents are persistent up a long ridge on the east side of Kananaskis Valley. Once on top of the ridge you'll get 360 degree views all around. We will not do the extended part beyond the ridge and stop right at the cairn on the ridge where the terrain is flat and have lunch here.
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!
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||The Wasootch trailhead is just south of Barrier Lake on Hwy 40.
From Hwy 1 drive S on Hwy 40. Slow down after crossing signed Porcupine Creek. Turn left into Wasootch Creek day use area.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||160Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:30 AM|
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** Calgary Transit Info
|Carpool Cost:||Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $51.20 (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.|
Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Sylvia A. and Kevin V. on March 4, 2010
Terrain Classification: Classification: Class 1
Conditions: MODERATE for Alpine
Plan: We will follow the trail up to the ridge..flat area/up to the cairn...we will not go beyond this whereby the last 1 km is a scramble/challenging. Before starting hike we will stop at info centre to inquire on conditions, if not favorable will change plans.
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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.