Gunnery Mountain - Relaxed Pace - Exploratory Trip - 2nd time round - Sat, Mar 5 2016

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Gunnery Mountain - Relaxed Pace - Exploratory Trip - 2nd time round (3/5/2016)

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:Highwood Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 5 2016  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 3 2016 5:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 4 1/2 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:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance - ~3.9km,one way
Elevation Gain - ~635 m
Proper Hiking Boots required, sorry NO runners and NO Jeans/Sweat Pants (cotton - fabric of death when cold). Thanks

++Drivers needed+++

We will be going up a different route then last time. This time the new route will guarantee a more identifiable route and a definite summit shot. There are great views all around. Holy Cross Mountain, in the northwest, dominates the scene.All around are rolling ridges. Directly south is Mount Burke, the tallest peak in that direction, home to an abandoned fire lookout.

+++ PLS NOTE: At this time of year micro-spikes are required. NO studs or coils. Sorry no spikes = no hike.+++

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. If you have not recently hiked this year 500M+, this hike is not for you.

This hike is not recommended for members who have not yet hiked this year with similar elevation. PLS remember that hiking in the winter is alot harder then in the summer.

. Do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary- return time may vary. We are out to enjoy the day and Explore.

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 )
-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.
• Hiking poles
• Gaiters
• Camera

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):215Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 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 $68.80 (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 February 29 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.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: