Wasootch Ridge - Mon, Mar 8 2010

Wasootch Ridge (3/8/2010)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
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
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: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!

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 moderate pace on gentler grades and at a slower pace on steeper terrain. If you're not sure about a hike, 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 not hiked before or recently hiked with 500M+, this hike is not for you. If you're use to "very slowpoke pace hikes" then this hike is not for you.

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy Hiking Boots
Lunch, snacks, and drinks
Proper hiking boots
Clothes for varying weather conditions (NO cotton or jeans allowed)
First aid kit
Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
Change to pay your driver
A smile & sense of adventure :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Icers, Microspikes, or equivalent
Hiking poles with snow baskets

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.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.
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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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