Forgetmenot Ridge - Fri, Oct 21 2011

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Forgetmenot Ridge (10/21/2011)

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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:Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 21 2011  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:10 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 20 2011 5:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~6 hours + driving time
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:5
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: abt 11km return(as per GPS)
Elevation gain: abt 610m(as per GPS)
Hiking footwear required - Sorry no runners/approach type shoes or jeans/sweat pants. thx

The rounded crest of Forgetmenot Ridge offers fulfilling views. The trail begins with an initial steep ascent, however we will be rewarded with a scenic 3km alpine cruise after our efforts. The trail should give great views of the foothills and give us a great October workout.

At this time of year we never know what we will encounter(snow and icy sections on alot of hikes now) therefore some form of ice traction is Reqired for this hike (MEC or Campers Village) or "ICERS" (Lee Valley Tools) are great

TIP for NW members:.
For members who live in the NW you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead. thanks

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 flat areas and at a Slower Pace on steeper terrain going up. If you are not willing to follow this pace, pls do not sign up. 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 in the mountains before nor recently hiked with 400M+, this hike is not for you. If you're used to "very slowpoke-paced hikes" then this hike is not for you.

PLS come prepared-we are no longer hiking in summer conditions, there is snow/ice on alot of the trails.

Required Items to Bring:
-Hiking footwear - snow in the area - sorry no runners
-Icers-micro-spikes
-Bear spray or whistle-(NO Bear Bells)
-No Jeans/sweat pants-no cotton clothing-fabric of death in cold winter type conditions.
-Probably good idea to have sleeve over camelbak tubing so if it's cold your water tubing doesn't freeze.
-2 pairs of winter gloves(NO leather gloves).(you sweat going up, so if you don't have extra pair in pack to switch to your hands will freeze)
-2 pairs of socks...if your boots are not waterproof or your feet just get cold with snow going into your boots and you don't have extra dry pair in pack to switch to, your feet will freeze.
-Bring along waterproof/wind proof pants(if cold/alot of snow(wet/dry))and you just have 1 layer regular very light hiking pants and they get wet, you will freeze.
-Well equipped day pack
- Bag for dirty boots
- Lunch and water(1 1/2 litres MIN)
- Remember to dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

-Hiking poles
- Gaiters strongly recommended
-Personal first aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DIRECTIONS FROM SW:Head south on Macleod Trail. West on 22x toward Bragg Creek. Continue onto highway 66 and continue west. Turn left into forgetmenot pond day area. (Do not follow unpaved road straight ahead) Forgetmenot Pond day use area on left, pass a spacious parking lot on left. Continue straight through the Little Elbow River campground entrance. At 33km from Bragg Creek turn off you reach a small pullout on right. Park here.
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DIRECTIONS FROM NW DIRECTLY TO TRAILHEAD:
Take the Trans Canada Highway 1 west from Calgary and turn South on 22 toward Bragg Creek. At the 3 way stop sign at Bragg Creek, turn left to stay on Highway 22. Reset odometer to 0. Turn west (right) onto Highway 66 and continue west. At 22km pass a left fork...continue straight. At 31kms turn left. (Do not follow unpaved road straight ahead) At 32km, pass Forgetmenot Pond day use area on left, pass a spacious parking lot on left. Continue straight through the Little Elbow River campground entrance. At 33km reach a small pullout on right. Park here.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):138Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:10 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 $44.16 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, December 2, 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.

Notes:

- 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.
 
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
*Note: Please do not cancel at the last minute.