Sulphur Mountain - Legendary Ed's 89th Birthday - Part 2 Slowpokes & Dawdlers - Sat, May 7 2011

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Sulphur Mountain - Legendary Ed's 89th Birthday - Part 2 Slowpokes & Dawdlers (5/7/2011)

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:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 7 2011  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 5 2011 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4 - 5 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Karen D
Judy T
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Join us to celebrate Ed's 89th birthday !! His actual birthday was yesterday, so this is Part 2 for those who work M-F!

Note: Karen D is coordinating the event, and Judy is coordinating the carpool.

Total Distance: 11km
Total Elevation gain: 670 m

ICERS or Yaktraks are MANDATORY - If you do not have icers or yaktraks, please do not sign up!

We will marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff and the Bow Valley in a breathtaking journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain. We will have lunch at the top - you may bring your own lunch or buy something at the restaurant. We will then hike down the mountain.

After we hike, we will be stopping at the Rimrock for a celebratory drink with Ed, and then decide where to have a birthday dinner with Ed (either in Banff or Canmore).Please do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary - our return time will be approximately 8:00PM.

Out of courtesy for waitlist & coordinator, please only sign up if you intend to hike with us. Thank you.

Winter Safety Considerations Entered by Karen D. April 30, 2011
Terrain Classification: Simple Class 1
Conditions: Area snow and ice

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.

Required Items to Bring:
- Icers or Yaktraks (MANDATORY)
- National Park Pass or $
- Hiking shoes or boots
- Layered clothing
- Lunch or purchase at restaurant
- Water
- Raingear (no matter the weather forecast)
- Warm clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
thermos of warm liquid :)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1, (Trans Canada Hwy) west to Banff National Park. Take the Banff, Lake Minnewanka exit and turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Ave. Follow Banff Ave thru town and across Bow River Bridge. At “T” intersection after the bridge, turn left. After a few hundred metres around a bend, to the right is a fork in the road, bear right onto Mountain Ave. After about 5 minutes you’ll see the Rim Rock Hotel on your left, keep going for a hundred metres bearing right until you come to a small traffic circle which is in front of the parking lot of the Banff Upper Hot Springs. We will be parking in this lot for both the hike, trail head is right there.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 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 $81.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Thursday, May 23, 2024). 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.
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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: