Weekend in Waterton - Fri, Aug 20 2010, Sat, Aug 21 2010, Sun, Aug 22 2010

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Weekend in Waterton (8/20/2010)

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:Waterton National Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 20 2010, Sat, Aug 21 2010, Sun, Aug 22 2010  1:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 19 2010 11:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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:5
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is not a trip for beginners. You will need proper hiking footwear wear, sorry/no runners/approach type shoes/sandals and no jeans.

August 19 Friday:Drive out to Waterton, set up camps.

August 20 Saturday:Cyrpt Lake Potluck dinner(remember the vegetarians) around 7pm

Crypt Lake - distance 17.2km with 670M elevation gain
Depart for marina at 8:30a.m. to purchase the boat cruise ticket for the 9:00a.m. departure. Ticket cost is $18.00. We will aim to catch the 4:00p.m. return boat cruise - however, if we do miss the 4:00p.m. departure, there is another one at 5:30p.m. One magazine voted Crypt Lake Trail "Canada's Best Hike". Hikers can visit two countries, it can only be reached by boat; and, not least, one short section travels through a small cave! This hike has also become very popular, attracting hundreds of hikers on some days.

August 21 Sunday:Hike(to be determined by group) then drive back to Calgary

We will be staying at Crandell Campground-$21.50/nite-first come first serve basis. Campfires allowed. About 15 minute drive to Waterton town site. You can select to stay at any other campground if you wish.

CARPOOL: I will try to arrange carpools, therefore when signing up please indicate When you can leave/Time(some folks leaving after work) and which community you live in.

PLEASE NOTE: weather for now looks great for the whole weekend, however should it rain all weekend this event shall get cancelled. I don't enjoy hiking/camping in rainy conditions.

PACE: Please note that these will NOT be Speed Demon's hikes(getting to the top in record time) nor will it be for slowpokes, we will be going at a Slower pace on steeper terrain and Moderate pace on flat 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're use to "slowpoke pace hikes" then this hike is not for you. p>

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots - no shoes: Boots are better due to long distances and rocky terrain
Frontcountry camping equipment (tent, sleep mattress, sleeping back, pillow!)
$$$ or Park Pass (Waterton is a NP!)
Cooking equipment
Usual hiking gears (rain gear essential)
Quick dry clothing - no jeans or cotton!
Bear spray or air horn or whistle-NO BEAR BELLS
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To get to Waterton, head south out of Calgary on Highway 2 all the way to Fort MacLeod. Head west on Highway 3, then south on Highway 6 and finally take Highway 5. From 5 inside Waterton Lakes National Park, drive northwest on Red Rock Parkway to Crandell Campground.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):530Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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 $169.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Monday, December 6, 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.

-you will need $18.000 for the boat ride to Crypt Lake.
-21.50/nite campsite + extra money if you want fire permit
- 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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: