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Moose Mountain Lookout + Northern Outlier (5/31/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Petro-Can at the top of Hwy 1 & Hwy 22
Date(s) & Time:Wed, May 31 2017  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, May 30 2017 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6-7 hours + travel
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Wil
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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:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

Distance: ~15km round trip
Elevation Gain: ~750m
Pace: relaxed but steady

**Come prepared for windy conditions at the lookout as well as possible mud, snow or ice on various sections of trail.
From the trailhead, we will hike along the old lookout pack road to the foot of the mountain. From there we will find a very well constructed set of switchbacks that will take us all the way to the top of the first peak. At this point the trail levels out for a while as we head for the main peak and the final ascent to the fire lookout. We'll take a break here and then scramble along the ridge to the Northern Outlier. This involves losing & gaining some elevation and walking along a ridge. Moose Mountain is located halfway between the prairies and the first range of the Rocky Mountains offering an unparalleled view for 160 km in all directions.


Required Items to Bring:
- Hiking Shoes / Boots
- Extra Layer of warm clothing
- Gloves / Hat (can be quite windy at the top)
- Plenty of Water
- Snacks/Lunch
- Wind Breaker / Jacket
- Rain Gear
- $$ for carpool driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bear Spray
- Hiking Poles
- Gaitors
- Sunscreen - First Aid Kit - Head Lamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow Hwy 22 south to Bragg Creek. At the 3 way stop sign at Bragg Creek, turn left to stay on Highway 22. Reset odometer to 0. Turn west (right) onto Highway 66 and continue west. At 16.7km (just beyond Paddy's Flat) turn right onto a dirt road. Continue on this road for 7km until you reach the trailhead parking.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $22.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Thursday, June 22, 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.
- 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!