LOCATION CHANGE Molar Pass (was Helen Lake & Cirque Peak) - Sat, Aug 23 2014

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LOCATION CHANGE Molar Pass (was Helen Lake & Cirque Peak) (8/23/2014)

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:Icefield Parkway north of Lake Louise
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 23 2014  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 22 2014 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7 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, 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

Distance: 19.6 kms
Elevation Gain: 540 m
Pace: Relaxed

Hike Description:

The pace will be RELAXED with regular breaks to enjoy the scenery.

Molar Meadows/Pass is a great hike and hopefully will be carpeted with wildflowers. The hike will start from the Mosquito Creek parking lot off the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) and head to Mosquito Creek campground, then over to the Molar Pass Junction. The elevation gain to Mosquito Creek and the Molar Pass junction will be fairly gradual. From the junction we'll head to the right and on up to Molar Pass. The last kilometre will steepen as we'll climb 150m to the pass.

Ref: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies 6th Edition, Trip 30, p. 137.

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:Head west on Hwy 1 (Trans Canada) towards Lake Louise. Continue past Lake Louise, and take the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93 NORTH) turnoff. Follow the Parkway northwest 24 km. Turn west into the entrance for Mosquito Creek campground and youth hostel. Park in the gravel lot on the left, immediately below the Parkway. The trailhead is on the Parkway's east side, just north of Mosquito Creek bridge.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):420Km
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 $147.00 (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.

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: