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Wednesday Evening Prairie Mountain Get Fit Night & Après - Hike Social (4/19/2017)

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.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

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: Near Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Apr 19 2017  6:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 19 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx two and a half hours plus driving time and social time if attending
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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 & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Distance: 7km round trip
Elevation gain: 715m

Come for an evening workout of hiking up Prairie Mountain; the ultimate training grounds for getting into condition for our upcoming summer hiking and events!

The event will go ahead if there are showers but may be cancelled if there are likely to be thunderstorms or heavy rain. An email will be sent by 2:00 pm on Wednesday if we have to cancel the event.

You will be hiking at your own pace but will need to turn around and head back down regardless of your position after 85 minutes to ensure we have enough light to see going down. That will allow you 65 minutes to come down from the turnaround point. We would like everyone to be down by 8:30 pm at the latest.

Note this hike is NOT suitable for beginners as we will hike at a brisk or fast pace. The group may split depending on your individual pace. The event is geared towards personal best times so be prepared to hike up and down on your own in the event you do not find a compatible hiking partner. People will begin their ascent at 6:00 pm sharp so please plan to be there at least 10 minutes beforehand. We will all meet at the trailhead/parking area as a group at the end of the hike before leaving.

For those who may be interested - after returning to the trailhead/parking area, we will be heading over to the Bragg Creek PowderHorn Saloon for a quick après-hike drink and/or pub fair.

Once again, when registering for this event, please indicate in the notes what your preferred carpool location is (Richmond Road Canadian Tire, Fish Creek C-Train Station, or Shouldice Arena/Park) and whether you are willing to take part in the après-hike social. Please note, not all carpool locations may be an option. It will depend on the level of interest for each location.

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking poles -- steep terrain
Microspikes or Icers - MANDATORY
Good hiking footwear (no runners)
Bear spray - MANDATORY
Headlamp - MANDATORY

Bag for muddy shoes
Change of clothes
Waterproof jacket

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Extra layers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take HWY 22x West to Bragg Creek.
Travel 19 kms west on Hwy 66 toward Kananaskis.
NOTE: Please park at the Elbow Falls parking lot. Last season a COC coordinator was fined for parking at the winter gate on Hwy 66
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 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 $28.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Monday, January 22, 2018). 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.


- 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
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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