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Prairie View / Barrier Lake Lookout - Relaxed Pace (4/22/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 22 2017  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Apr 21 2017 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours + driving
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
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

- Distance :~14 km return to Barrier Lake lookout
- Elevation gain : ~700 metres to Barrier Lake lookout.
- Proper hiking footwear(no runners)- No jeans/sweatpants..

Microspikes are required.

DRIVERS needed..

TICKS are out. You will need to check yourself after hike and at home.

A popular trail in the Kananaskis area with excellent views. We will cross Barrier Dam and climb from that point on. The grade is persistent and we climb using a series of switchbacks. With nearly continuous climbing through the trees, we will reach the ridge. The trail narrows and becomes steeper in the last 200m before the cliff top. The cliff top itself is an ideal spot and is great to linger here, to take in the views and snap photographs.

We will be hiking at a RELAXED Pace+++(NOT slowpoke 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:
-Bear spray and or whistle and or airhorn.
-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 1 1/2L )
-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.
- Poles
- Camera

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):157Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 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 $34.54 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Friday, January 19, 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.

Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Sylvia on April 20, 2017
Terrain Classification: Permitted as front range terrain .

Coodinators 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.

- 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.
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- 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!