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Raspberry Ridge - relaxed pace (5/31/2017)

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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 Junction/Cataract Area
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 31 2017  8:35 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 30 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to 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:4
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 11.8km - 13.6km
Elevation Gain: 645m
Group will be increased if more drivers

Please do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary, if weather nice we will enjoy time at the summit.
Hiking boots required-Sorry No Trail runners, (runners period) or jeans/sweat pants

Come on out and join us to Raspberry Ridge, it's an active fire lookout that provides great views in all directions. You can see Mt. Burke to the east with the old Cameron Lookout. If we take the shorter way up be prepared for a relentlessly steep ascent. Along this stretch one will gain more than 300m over 1 km.

Please note: Expect lingering snow in the mtns. Icers/microspikes recommended.

PACE: 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 Moderate pace on gentler grades and at a Slower pace on steeper terrain going up. 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 hiked before or recently hiked with 500M+, this hike is not for you. I want to keep my group together. If you're use to "very slowpoke pace hikes" then this hike is not for you.

Required Items to Bring:

   -Water, lunch & snacks
    -Proper hiking boots
   - Daypack - large enough to include extras ( first aid kit, etc.). A small bike hydration pack that only fits your hydration/water system and small lunch is too small. Always come prepared.
   -Clothes for varying weather conditions, including toque & mitts
    - (no jeans or cotton allowed)
   - Bear Spray or Whistle or Air Horn - NO BEAR Bell.
  -First aid kit
   -Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
    - Change to pay your driver.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Icers/micro spikes-lingering snow
-Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):235Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 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 $51.70 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Friday, November 17, 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.


- 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!
*Note: Kindly pls do not cancel at the last minute, this causes extra work for coordinator and carpool problems.