|Event Location:||Kananaskis - Smith Dorrien/Spray Trail|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Aug 6 2010 9:45 AM (Carpool Departure: 7:50 AM *log in for location*)|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Aug 5 2010 5:00:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||5-6 hours + driving|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|Distance: 11.5km loop|
Elevation Gain: 650M
Cumulative elevation gain: Approx. 900m
Hiking footwear required- sorry no runners/sandals/addiddas or jeans
Before signing up, please read all the event details carefully and familiarize yourself with the club's difficulty ratings and safety policy. I am not a guide, just a volunteer coordinator. Sign up only if you feel you could do this event as easily if you were to do it yourself. You must be comfortable with challenging hiking-EASY scrambling, as well as minor exposure. Tent Ridge can be done as a hike or as a scramble; this is the EASY scrambling edition.
This is a combined off-trail hike / ridgewalk / EASY scramble, which will require route-finding and potentially some bushwhacking. It traverses the Tent Ridge horseshoe, taking in three summits. Views of Robertson, French, Sir Douglas, Commonweath, Birdwood, Smuts and The Fist are part of the reward, as are Watridge Lake, Marushka (Shark) Lake, Spray Lake and the Bryant Creek Valley. The pace will be slow on all the uphill portions and moderate on gentler terrain. The ridge does narrow with mild exposure, so please make sure you are comfortable with this type of terrain (see photos under References below).
Please note that this is an exploratory trip-pls allow time/patience. We are out to enjoy the day, pls do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary-trip time may vary.
note that this is not a
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's 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 in the mountains
probably a good idea to select another hike with lower elevation and build up from their.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||- Head west on Trans Canada to Hwy 40.|
- Drive 50km south on Hwy 40.
- At Hwy 40/Kananaskis Trail Junction, reset odometer to 0. Turn right onto Kananskis Trail.
- 2.2km - Turn right (northwest) onto Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (Hwy 742, gravel road).
- 28.6km - Turn left (west) towards Mt. Shark and Mount Engadine Lodge. Reset odometer to 0 again.
- Cross bridge over Smuts Creek.
- 0.8km - keep right (Commonwealth trailhead is on left - we don't want this).
- 1.8km - Park in grassy clearing on right (elevation 1,900m).
ALTERNATIVELY, follow Hwy 1 to Canmore, from Canmore Nordic Centre follow Smith-Dorrien Spray Trail to Mt. Engadine Lodge/Mt. Shark and turn right, follow 1.8km in and park. (Both routes are about the same driving time.)
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||295Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||7:50 AM|
|Carpool Location:||Log in for location|
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** Calgary Transit Info
|Carpool Cost:||Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $94.40 (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.|
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