Yoho Valley Road - Sat, Feb 6 2016

Yoho Valley Road (2/6/2016)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location:Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 6 2016  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 5 2016 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 to 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, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Total Distance: 14km
Elevation Gain: 150m
Pace: Relaxed

This trail follows the access road to Takakkaw Falls campground and is both easy to ski and trackset. The trail begins from the east end of the parking lot and ends at the start of the switchbacks, where we'll have a chance to have lunch and maybe do a little exploring if the avalanche danger is at Low. The return run follows the same road back to the parking lot.

Ref: Chic Scott's Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies, 1st Edition, Trip 81, p. 135.

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.

Yoho Valley Road is classified as Class 1 (Simple) avalanche terrain. We do not need to bring avalanche beacons or other avalanche safety equipment.

Required Items to Bring:
- XC or light-touring skis, poles, and wax
- winter clothing (no cotton)
- a backpack with extra warm clothing
- plenty of water and food
- lunch
- $ for park entrance fees or a park pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- sunglasses or ski goggles
- personal first-aid kit
- headlamp or flashlight
- climbing skins

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 West, past Lake Louise and continue towards Field. 4km before Field, you will descend the hill from Kicking Horse Pass and cross the bridge over the Kicking Horse River. The turn-off is on the right-hand side of the highway just pass the bridge over the Kicking Horse River. Look for the road sign indicating the turnoff to “Monarch Campground, Takakkaw Falls.”

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):415Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 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 $145.25 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, October 3, 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 extremely cold temperatures or heavy snow, the event will be either cancelled or re-scheduled.

Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Bruce F on Feb 05, 2016
Terrain Classification: rated as Class 1 terrain by Parks Canada
Conditions: Moderate below treeline & Considerable above treeline
Plan: The coordinator will be contacting the Lake Louise Info Centre on the morning of the event for current avalanche information and modifying the route or event location if necessary. The location will be changed if the avalanche danger rating is High or Extreme. Also note that we will not be venturing past the switchbacks.

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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: