Edith & Cory Pass-Looking for Larches - Sat, Sep 27 2014

Edith & Cory Pass-Looking for Larches (9/27/2014)

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, Sep 27 2014  8:25 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:55 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 25 2014 6:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~7+hours (plus driving time)
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:8
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 12.8KM loop(as per GPS)
Elevation: 915M(as per GPS)

Proper hiking boots required- sorry NO runners/sandals & NO jeans


Come and join us for this WOW hike!!

One of the best loop hikes within the Banff vicinity, the Mt Edith- Cory Pass loop is a 12.8 km trail for strong hikers only. We will go counter-clockwise and thus at the first trail junction at 1.1km - this will take us first towards Edith Pass, then we will skirt around the back through Gargoyle Valley and the dog-tooth spire of Mt. Louis looming above to the north. Eventually we'll ascend up to the Cory Pass, which opens up to expansive views of the Bow Valley and many of the mountain ranges across the valley. The trail then drops mercilessly down the south face, - hiking poles are a godsend on this slope.

Before you sign up please read below:
1. There is a very small rock band to climb(you must be comfortable to do this, there is no turning back)
2. There will be a few places with tricky footing.

NOTE:This event may be canceled if chance of snow or rain is high for the day of the event.

Please note that this is NOT a hike for SPEED Demon's OR if you are an advanced hiker who insists on a fast pace.We will be hiking Moderate pace on gentler grades and at a Slower pace on Steeper terrain . If you're not sure about this 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 Recently hiked with similar elevation and distance, it is highly recommended that you start with lower elevations and build up from there.If you're use to "slowpoke pace hikes" then this hike is not for you- .

++++Please be sure you are confident in your ability to cover the stated distance and elevation, since we are Not turning back.++++

******* Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment. One should come prepared as if they were hiking by themselves.*******

We are out to enjoy the day-do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary-time may vary)

Required Items to Bring:
-Park Pass
-Proper hiking footwear and pack (ensure your PACK is big enough to include extras -- a small hydration bike pack that only fits your water hydration pack and small lunch is too small...one should always be ready for the unexpected)
-NO jeans.-proper hiking attire.
-Plenty of water (2L minimum, more if hot)
-Dress in layers
-Gloves, toque ( weather is unpredicatble)
-First-aid kit-highly recommended
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - NO BEAR BELLS(BEARS love this area)Highly recommended
-Change to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
EXTRA socks-if your feet get wet-muddy conditions)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking Poles
- Sunscreen
- Headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:to be emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):248Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:55 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 $79.36 (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.


- 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 Very last minute. Not only does this affect the carpool but also the members on the "wait list" who are unable to attend since you have canceled too late. Thank you for your consideration.