Kindersley Pass-Sinclair Creek Loop - Mon, Sep 2 2013

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Kindersley Pass-Sinclair Creek Loop (9/2/2013)

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:Kootenay National Park
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Sep 2 2013  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 1 2013 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6-7 Hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 17 km
Elevation gain: 1055 m
Pace: Relaxed

The Kindersley/Sinclair Loop is one of the best hikes in Kootenay National Park.This hike is rated in the top 12 on Gem Trek's list of favourite hikes and is rated an outstanding hike in "Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies."

We'll start this loop from the Kindersley Pass trailhead. This is a longer but more gradual ascent to Kindersley-Sinclair Col. From there we'll descend the steep slope into Sinclair Creek canyon where we'll pick up the established trail leading back to the Sinclair Creek trailhead.

Plan for a long day as we may stop for a bite/drink on the way back.

This trip is best suited to strong hikers.

Note that this will be a Shuttle Hike. One vehicle will be left at our destination (Sinclair Creek trailhead) so that at the end of the hike the remaining drivers can retrieve their vehicles from our starting point (Kindersley Pass trailhead).

Required Items to Bring:
- water (long day - be prepared...2-3 litres)
- lunch & snacks
- hiking boots
- rain & wind gear regardless of the weather forecast
- clothing for variable weather conditions (no cotton)
- bag to place your muddy/dirty boots in
- park pass or $$ for entry into national park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- gaiters
- hiking poles
- sunglasses
- sunscreen
- personal first-aid kit
- insect repellant

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take highway#1 westbound and exit onto Highway#93 South (Radium exit). Continue along this highway for approx. 100km. When you see a sign for the Cobb Lake trail, you are getting close. The next trailhead will be for Sinclair Creek Trail (signed) on the right side of the highway. The trailhead for Kindersley Pass is 1.2km past Sinclair Cr Trailhead. This parking area is on the left side of the highway and is unsigned. Park there. If for some reason you reach Radium, you have gone too far and need to turn around and come back.

Before starting the event we will shuttle one vehicle back to Sinclair Creek trailhead where the hike will finish.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):500Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $175.00 (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.


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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: