Raspberry Ridge - Sun, Jun 27 2010

Raspberry Ridge (6/27/2010)

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:Highwood Junction/Cataract Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 27 2010  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 26 2010 7:05:00 AM
Event Duration:~5 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
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:5
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 11.8km - 13.6km
Elevation Gain: 645m
Hiking footwear required-Sorry no runners or jeans

Yeh!! nice weather forecast for this area so come on out to Raspberry Ridge, it's an active fire lookout that provides great views in all directions. You can see Mt. Burke to the east with the old Cameron Lookout. If we take the shorter way up be prepared for a relentlessly steep ascent. Along this stretch one will gain more than 300m over 1 km..

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:
Water, lunch & snacks (bring more than you think you'll need)
Proper hiking boots-no runners or jeans
Clothes for varying weather conditions, including warm toque & mitts (yes, even in June)
Bear spray or whistle or air horn(no bells!)
Sunscreen & hat
Headlamp (you should always carry this)
First aid kit
Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
A smile & sense of adventure :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bug spray
-Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Note: Distances given are approximate.
0km: Drive south on Macleod Trail/Hwy 2A.
16km: Take Hwy 2A towards Okotoks and continue through town.
28km: Past Okotoks, turn west (right) on Highway 7. Drive to Black Diamond.
47km: In Black Diamond, take Hwy 22 south (left). Drive to Longview.
64km: In Longview, head west on Hwy 541 (right). Continue for 43.2km to Highwood Junction (where Hwys 40, 940 and 541 intersect).
107km: At Highwood Junction turn south (left) onto unpaved Hwy 940. Continue 11.2km south (gravel road) to a small parking area at an unmarked, gated road on the west (right) side of the highway (118km).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):236Km
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 $75.52 (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.


- 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.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: