Prairie Mountain - Relaxed Pace - Sun, Nov 29 2015

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Prairie Mountain - Relaxed Pace (11/29/2015)

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:Kananaskis(near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 29 2015  9:40 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:40 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 28 2015 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~3 - 4 hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to 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:8
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: ~7km round trip
Elevation Gain: ~715m
Proper hiking boots required, sorry NO runners and NO jeans/sweat pants(cotton, fabric of death when cold).(: thanks

Come out and enjoy this nice sunny day.The route for this hike is well traveled & the climb is steep, though this is well worth the effort. The view from the top is spectacular; Calgary to the east, Moose Mountain to the north and Banded Peak and Powderface Ridge to the west.

+++ PLS NOTE: At this time of year icers/micro-spikes are required; you never know what you will encounter. No icers = no hike -- sorry.+++

TIP for NW members: If you live in the NW, probably a good idea to meet directly at the trailhead.

PACE: Please note that this is not a speed demon's hike(getting to the top in record time) nor is it for very slowpokes, we will be hiking at a Relaxed Pace. If you're not sure about a hike, feel free to contact the coordinator and remember to always hike within your ability in order to be able to keep up with the group. If you have not hiked before or recently hiked with 500M+, this hike is not for you.

Required Items to Bring:
-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.
-Plenty of water (min 1L )
-Micro-spikes or similar traction device.
-Toque and at least 2 pairs of mitts.
-Extra pair of socks(in case your current socks get wet your feet will freeze).
-Dress in layers.
-First-aid kit. Highly recommended-do not rely on coordinator.
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - HIGHLY recommended, NO BEAR BELLS
-Change to pay your driver.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
• Hiking poles
• Gaiters
• Camera
• Hand/toe warmers (i.e., Hot Shots)

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):122Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:40 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 $39.04 (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.

Winter Safety Considerations

Entered by Sylvia on November 27, 2015

Terrain Classification: Unrated Front Range Terrain

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

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: