Aylmer Lookout - Friday - Fri, May 15 2015

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Aylmer Lookout - Friday (5/15/2015)

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:Lake Minnewanka
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 15 2015  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 14 2015 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7-8 Hrs - a long day!
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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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: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 23.5km
Elevation: 570m

Since this is a long hike, we will need to move at a reasonable pace to complete it in a reasonable time, we will for several quick breaks to enjoy the scenery and take pictures.

The lookout is on Mt. Aylmer's south ridge, where it commands a dazzling view of Lake Minnewanka - a long, winding, inland fiord - 570m below. The panorama includes Mts. Inglismaldie and Girouard, across the lake, and the Bow Valley's southern reaches beneath the Mt. Rundle massif. Because the fire lookout building is long gone, the lookout is actually just a lookout site, but the view is as sweeping and stirring as ever.

Listed as an "Outstanding shoulder season hike" (trip 117) of "Don't Waste your Time in the Canadian Rockies" by Kathy and David Copeland.

Required Items to Bring:

$ or park pass to get into Banff National Park.
Hiking Boots
Layers of clothes
Your cheerfulness!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hot Drink
Hiking Poles
Bag for dirty boots & gaiters

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on the Trans-Canada Hwy 1. Take the first Banff exit (also signed for Lake Minnewanka) and immediately turn right (north) onto Lake Minnewanka road. Drive 5.5km on Lake Minnewanka Road to the large paved parking lot at the west end of the lake. Meet at the end of the parking lot closest to the lake.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
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 $76.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Wednesday, December 1, 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.


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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: