Bull Creek Hills Loop - Sat, Jan 9 2016

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Bull Creek Hills Loop (1/9/2016)

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:Snowshoe
Event Location:South Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 9 2016  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jan 7 2016 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:6-9 hours
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:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation Gain: 750 meters
Distance: 10.2 km (plus an extra 3km if we don't do a car shuttle
Note: This event requires a good fitness level due to the 750 m elevation gain.
your coordinator has been to the summit in summer, and has done part of the route in winter; however he has not done the full loop before

Note I may contact you if I am unsure you have the experience/fitness to complete this
Although we will hike at a moderate pace, we cannot be too slow due to limited daylight hours

We park approximately 35 km west of Longview on Highway 541, from here we head north passing to the west of a small outlier. cross open meadows to the first high point. We descend slightly to cross Marston's Creek ascend a small outlier hill, from which we will see our path to the main summit. Once we reach the summit we will continue west to Grass Pass, and descend the wide trail back to the road (10.2km), from there we will walk 3km back to the car, if we have not left a car there at the beginning of the day.

Reference: A beginner's Guide To Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies by Andrew Nugara.

Required Items to Bring:
  • snow shoes
  • hiking poles with snow baskets
  • Winter boots
  • proper hiking clothing
  • WARM gloves or mitts
  • toque or balaclava
  • Headlamp
  • gaiters
  • flask with a hot drink
  • snacks/lunch
  • wind protection
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • hand warmers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 2 south of Calgary. Turn west on Hwy 7 to Black Diamond, then south on Hwy 22 to Longview. Take the first right in Longview and head west on Highway 541. Drive 35 km west.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Km
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 $67.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, December 2, 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

This event is exempt from avalanche planning, as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche hazards because it is listed in Ä beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies by Andew Nugara
Note we will NOT be descending via Fir Creek which is subject to danger from avalanches
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.l

- 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: