Foran Grade and Windy Point Ridge- Relaxed Pace - Tue, Jan 26 2016

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Foran Grade and Windy Point Ridge- Relaxed Pace (1/26/2016)

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:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis (West of Turner Valley)
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Jan 26 2016  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jan 25 2016 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 5 hours plus driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: ~13 - 15km
Net Elevation Gain: ~325m
Total Elevation Gain: ~500m
Difficulty: Easy D3 in summer | bumped up to D4 in winter
Sorry NO runners and NO jeans/sweat pants (cotton - fabric of death when cold). Proper hiking boots required. thanks.

+++Drivers needed+++

Foran Grade and Windy Point Ridge are 2 smallish peaks in the front ranges..

The ridges offer enjoyable hiking with stunning views towards the mountains.

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

We will be hiking at a RELAXED Pace (slow going up and moderate on flat. If you do not want to stay with the group at this pace, pls find another hike. 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.

This hike is not recommended for members who have not yet hiked this year. PLS remember a hike in the winter is ALOT more work then a hike in the summer.

   · Do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary.
     We will be out to enjoy the day and event duration/return to Calgary may vary.

Required Items to Bring:
-Hiking poles for steepness coming down.
-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 )
-Toque and at least 2 pairs of mitts.
-Extra pair of socks (if your current socks get wet, your feet will freeze).
-Dress in layers.
-First-aid kit
-Change to pay your driver.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
      - Gaiters
 - Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):140Km
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 $44.80 (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 A on January 24, 2016

Terrain Classification: Unrated - Front Range.

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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: