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Prairie Creek Trail - White Buddha - Powderface - 2nd Gap -return via Prairie Creek/Prairie Creek Trail - Exploratory Hike (2/15/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kananaskis-near Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Feb 15 2017  9:40 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Feb 14 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 4 1/2 hours + 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:4
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: Approx: - 10km
Total Elevation Gain: Approx: ~350M
Route: Be ready to explore. Going back on your own is not an option, you must stay with the group.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry NO jeans/sweat pants. Proper hiking boots required.

+++ Microspikes are required+++

*******DRIVERS needed*****Group size will increase once we get more drivers.**

Weather forecast for Wednesday looks Fantastic, so come and join us on. This an interesting hiking route not often travelled. Be ready to do some bushwhacking.

The rating for this event is D4 because of snow and ice.

#### Tip for NW members: For members who live in the NW you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead. thanks####

PACE: Relaxed pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. If you are a speed demon please sign up for another hike.

Pls do not be a rush to get back to Calgary-event time may vary.

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

Winter Safety Considerations:
Entered by Sylvia A on February 13, 2017
Terrain Classification: Unrated - Front Range.

Required Items to Bring:
- Microspikes
-Hiking poles(going up steep ascent - icey) - Proper hiking boots
- Backpack - large enough to include extras (clothes, first aid kit, etc.). A small bike hydration pack that only fits your hydration/water system and small lunch is too small.
- Plastic bag for muddy/wet boots for the ride home
- Extra pair of socks (to keep you feet dry when your boots get wet ).
- Water (at least 1.5L)
- Lunch
- Dress in layers
- Mittens, toque (NO leather gloves(hands freeze right away on mtn hikes) - mountain weather is unpredictable)
- $$ to pay your driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Thermos hot beverage
-Gaiters(we will be bushwhacking-WET SNOW anticipated)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be emailed to participants.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):102Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:45 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 $22.44 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Monday, October 16, 2017). This is based on $0.12/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.

Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!