Picklejar Lakes Out & Back, plus Cat Creek Falls - Fri, Jun 29 2012

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Picklejar Lakes Out & Back, plus Cat Creek Falls (6/29/2012)

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:South of Highwood Pass, Hwy 40
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 29 2012  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 28 2012 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 6 1/2 hours plus driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Barbara B.
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, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

   · Your coordinators like to explore, please be flexible.
   · We will be going at a slower pace, stopping for waterfalls, photos, and and an extended lunch if the weather is sunny.
     If you are not willing to stick with the group, do not sign up.
   · You must have hiked 10km+ at least a few times in the past year in order to attend. Your coordinator will be checking your event history.
   · Do not be in a rush to get back to the city.. We are out to explore and event duration may vary.
   · Only sign up if you are sure that you can attend. This is grizzly area and we are expecting a full group size.
     If you cancel 2 hours before the event you will be recorded as a no-show.

Part I: Picklejar Lakes
Distance: 11.4km
Trailhead Elevation: 1,637m
High Point: 2,200m Net Elevation gain: 563m
Total Elevation Gain: 750m
Just over the Highwood Pass a nice hike through meadows and forests to the four Picklejar lakes nestled in overpowering surroundings.

Note that this is prime grizzly area and bear spray is absolutely mandatory. If you do not have this at carpool, you will be staying back in Calgary.

Part II: Cat Creek Falls
Distance: 3km
Net Elevation Gain: 35m
Total Elevation Gain: 125m
Trailhead Elevation: 1,615m
Cat Creek Falls Elevation: 1,650m

Just a short distance further south on the highway lie Cat Creeek Falls. This is an easy 3km return trip with some spectacular waterfalls. We'll aim to take a stroll to these falls (feel free to bring your big camera gear) and have a nice break there before heading back to the city.

   · GemTrek Highwood & Cataract Creek Map
   · Turner Valley Weather
   · Longview Weather

Required Items to Bring:
ALL of these items are mandatory or you stay in the city:
   · Water and lunch
   · Proper hiking boots
   · Clothes for varying weather conditions (wind, rain)
   · First aid kit
   · Bear spray (no bells)
   · Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
   · A smile and sense of adventure :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
   · Hiking poles
   · Gaiters
   · Camera & tripod for the falls

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be given out at carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 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 $80.00 (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.


- 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: