Forgetmenot Ridge-Exploratory Time - Wed, Jul 15 2015

Forgetmenot Ridge-Exploratory Time (7/15/2015)

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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:Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 15 2015  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 14 2015 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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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:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: abt ~14 - 19km return
Elevation gain: abt ~750 - 1000m(gain/loss)
Proper hiking boots - Sorry NO sneakers / sandals / hiking trail runners or Jeans. thx

++Please bring sandals as there is a creek crossing on this hike.++

The rounded crest of Forgetmenot Ridge offers fulfilling views. The trail begins with an initial steep ascent, however we will be rewarded with a scenic 3km alpine cruise after our efforts. The trail should give great views of the foothills and give us a great July workout.

PLEASE NOTE: This coordinator likes to explore this area- therefore, elevation and distance might vary abit from above.

TIP for NW members:.
For members who live in the NW you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead. thanks

PACE: Relaxed pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. If you like to hike fast and be way ahead of the group, please sign up for another hike.

If weather is no longer nice/sunny and takes a turn...this event will get cancelled-email to go out.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment.

Preference given to drivers.

We are out to enjoy the day. Return/hike time may vary.

Required Items to Bring:
-Water crossing shoes/sandals to cross the creek.
-Proper hiking Boots and pack (PLS ensure your PACK is big enough to include extras -- a small water hydration bike pack that only fits your water hydration pack and small lunch is too should always be ready for the unexpected)
-NO Sling pack not appropriate for hike.
-Plenty of water (min 1 1/2L )
-Dress in layers
-First-aid kit-Highly recommended-do not rely on coordinator
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - HIGHLY recommended,
-Change to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
-NO cotton clothes-or Jeans.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

-Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Emailed to participants.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):138Km
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 $44.16 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, January 27, 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.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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: