Sulphur Springs / Elbow Valley Trails Hike - Fri, Nov 4 2016

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Sulphur Springs / Elbow Valley Trails Hike (11/4/2016)

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/near Bragg Creek-Station Flats Hwy 66
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 4 2016  12:50 PM  (Carpool Departure: 12:05 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 4 2016 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Trailhead Elevation: 1,402M
High Point: 1,652M
Gross Elevation Gain:~365M
Distance: 11.3KM loop

This trail climbs & swoops through a beautiful foothills setting where one can reach satisfying viewpoints that provide vistas of the Elbow Valley & Prairie Mountain. There will be some steep parts so be prepared for a workout.
Trail likely to be muddy in sections.

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots
Lunch & snacks.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking Poles
Bear spray
Plastic bag for muddy boots/shoes and change of shoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Coming from the North: follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to the Highway 22 overpass, follow Highway 22 through Bragg Creek to the Highway 66 Junction, turn right and follow Highway 66 to the Station Flats parking area.
From the South: connect onto Highway 66 and follow the directions to Elbow Falls until you reach the Station Flats parking lot.
The parking lot is on the right hand side of the road 1.5 km past Allen Bill.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):94Km
Carpool Departure Time: 12:05 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $30.08 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, November 30, 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 in the low foothills West of Bragg Creek

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: