Pipestone Loop - Sat, Jan 16 2016

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Pipestone Loop (1/16/2016)

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:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Near Lake Louise
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 16 2016  10:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 15 2016 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3-4 hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Total distance: 13kms
Total elevation gain: 190m
Pace: Relaxed

Pipestone Loop is a single track-set trail consisting of gently rolling terrain with the occasional open meadows. This event is geared towards members who are comfortable skiing track-set Green and Blue trails.

Ref: Chic Scott's Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies, 1st Edition, Trip 65, p. 107.

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:
- XC skis & wax kit
- XC ski boots & poles
- Water
- Lunch and/or snacks
- Back pack with extra warm clothing
- clothing for variable weather conditions (no cotton) and dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Personal First Aid Kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada) and continue to Lake Louise. Just past Lake Louise, turn right at the sign for the Pipestone Day-Use Area.

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

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):375Km
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 $131.25 (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 conditions are unfavourable due to extreme weather, this event may be re-scheduled for a later date. Please check your email the evening before the event.

Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Bruce F on Jan 3, 2016
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it stays on groomed cross-country ski trails.

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.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: