Twin Falls Tea House - Sat, Aug 8 2015

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Twin Falls Tea House (8/8/2015)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 8 2015  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 7 2015 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 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, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 15 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 16.8 km return
Elevation Gain: 290 m
Pace: Relaxed

With a waterfall seemingly tucked-in at almost every point on the trail, this is one of the great day-hikes in Yoho National Park. We will visit Angel's Staircase Falls & Point Lace Falls, the Yoho River rapids, Laughing Falls, Twin Falls Creek, and finally the spectacular double cascade – Twin Falls, before we stop in at the Twin Falls Tea House. And the grand finale – Takakkaw Falls – still awaits us once back at the parking lot. That adds up to six waterfalls in one hike.

The trail starts from the northeast side of Takakkaw Falls parking lot, with the first 6.9 km of the trail being relatively flat and the last 1.5 km being a steady climb on switchbacks to Twin Falls. The final 100 metres takes us to the Twin Falls Tea House, a two-storey Swiss-style chalet built in 1908. We will have lunch at the tea house and return the way we came. And the grand finale will be the 500 m walk from the parking area to the viewpoint for Takakkaw Falls. With a free fall of 254 metres, these falls are the third highest in Canada.

Ref: Canadian Rockies Trail Guide 8th Edition, Trip 146, p. 288.

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
- Lunch & snacks
- Hiking boots
- Rain & wind gear regardless of the weather forecast
- Park pass or $$ for entry into Banff National Park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Sunscreen
- First-aid kit
- Camera
- $$ to spend at the tea house

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Calgary, drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1), past Lake Louise, and continue into Yoho Park. Take the Yoho Valley Road/Takakkaw Falls exit (3.7 km before Field B.C.) and follow the road to the Takakkaw Falls parking area. Parking for the Twin Falls trail is in the Takakkaw Falls parking 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):416Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
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** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $124.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Tuesday, April 16, 2024). 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.
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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.

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