Cat Creek Hills - Exploratory Hike at Relaxed Pace - Fri, Sep 16 2016

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Cat Creek Hills - Exploratory Hike at Relaxed Pace (9/16/2016)

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 Valley area of Kananaskis.
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 16 2016  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 15 2016 1:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 6 1/2 hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
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: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: ~14 km
Elevation: ~700M - 900M
Proper hiking footwear required- sorry NO Runners/sandals & NO jeans


The Cat Creek Hills are a series of connected rolling ridges located in the Highwood Valley area of Kananaskis with great views.

The route, up and down, includes official trails, unofficial trails, some well defined trails.

Somewhere between the beginning of the trail to the end of the trail is the "mystery." Come prepared to explore.

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 slow, steady pace on steeper terrain and a moderate pace on gentler grades and going down. If you do not want to maintain this pace, pls do not sign up. IF you have not recently hiked with 550M+, this hike is not for you.

IF you have no recent COC hiking history pls email me with your recent hiking history.

Please be confident in your ability to cover the stated distance and elevation, since we are not turning back.++++

******* Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment. One should come prepared .*******

We are out to enjoy the day-do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary-return time may vary. Coordinator has never hiked this area.)

Required Items to Bring:
-Proper hiking boots and pack (ensure your PACK is big enough to include extras -- a small hydration bike pack that only fits your water hydration pack and small lunch is too should always be ready for the unexpected)
-NO jeans.-proper hiking attire.
-Plenty of water (2L minimum, more if hot)
-Dress in layers
-Gloves, toque ( weather is unpredicatble)
-First-aid kit is highly recommended(do not rely on coordinator)
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - NO BEAR BELLS(BEARS love this area)Highly recommended
-Small bills to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
EXTRA socks-if your feet get wet-muddy conditions)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking Poles
- Sunscreen
- Headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:to be emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Km
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 $67.20 (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.


- 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:
*Note: Please do not cancel at the very last minute. Not only does this affect the carpool but also the members on the "wait list" who are unable to attend since you have canceled too late. Thank you for your consideration.