Yoho Pass-Burgess Pass Circuit - Sat, Aug 9 2014

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Yoho Pass-Burgess Pass Circuit (8/9/2014)

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:Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 9 2014  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 8 2014 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7-8 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, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Total distance: 21.5 km
Total elevation gain: 880 m
Pace: Relaxed

This circuit, also known as the Emerald Triangle, is considered one of the best in the Rockies. The trail rises high above Emerald Lake and offers excellent views of the lake and surrounding peaks. See Trip 52 in "Don't Waste Your Time in the Rockies."

We will start at the shores Emerald Lake, go east along the lake and ascend the steep switchbacks to Burgess Pass, then travel north along the Wapta Highline trail, at Yoho Pass we will take a side trip to Yoho Lake, then travel west along the Yoho Pass trail, and finally descend to the shores of Emerald Lake.

Ref: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies 6th Edition, Trip 52, p. 199.

Please Note: we will be briefly stopping at the Samson Mall in Lake Louise prior to starting the event. Also 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.


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.
- hiking poles
- sunglasses
- sunscreen
- personal first-aid kit
- camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Calgary head west on the Trans Canada Hwy past Alberta/BC border. 0.2km after Field turn right onto Emerald Lake Road, continue 8km to Emerald Lake parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):445Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $142.40 (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:
If the forecast calls for rain, the event may be re-scheduled.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.


- 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: