Paget Lookout and Peak - Sun, Jul 14 2013

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Paget Lookout and Peak (7/14/2013)

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:Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 14 2013  10:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 13 2013 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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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:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation gain: 520 m to lookout; 980 m total to peak
Distance: Around 10 km
Pace: Relaxed

Event description

- The pace will be RELAXED with regular breaks to enjoy the scenery. Some may choose only to go as far as the lookout. Please let me know if that is your intent from the start. Those who plan the easy scramble to the peak must bring a rock helmet. This is one of those peaks with a 360 view, so worth the effort!

- Note that if you are looking for a fast paced event or are in a rush to get back to Calgary, this is not the event for you.

Trail description

See Trip 53 in "Don't Waste Your Time in the Rockies." To arrive at the Lookout, we climb 520 m over about 3.5 km with the last 0.8 km being a bit of a grunt. From the lookout you can see Mount Ogden, Mount Stephen, the Kicking Horse Valley and the mountains ringing Lake O'Hara. The scramble to the summit is another 430 m. At the summit you'll experince that "on-top-of-the-world" feeling. We will return the way we came.

Required Items to Bring:
- rock helmet if planning to go to the peak
- sturdy hiking boot
- clothing for variable weather conditions (no cotton)
- plenty of water and food
- lunch
- bag to place your muddy/dirty boots in
- $ for park entrance fees or a park pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- hiking poles
- gaiters
- sunglasses
- sunscreen
- personal first-aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive about 210 km west of Calgary on HWY 1 to Wapta Lake picnic area, just 400m after Great Divide Lodge, on the right hand side of the highway, within Yoho National Park. Great Divide Lodge is about 15 kms from Lake Louise.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):430Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $150.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Friday, August 12, 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

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: