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Mount Burke Exploratory - Relaxed Pace (9/6/2018)

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: Highwood-South Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Sep 6 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 5 2018 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~6 + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info 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: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation:890 metres(as per GPS)
Approximate distance: 16 kms round trip
Proper hiking boots - Sorry NO sneakers / sandals / hiking trail runners or Jeans. thx

Drivers are needed: If you can drive, please indicate how many people you can take, including yourself.

Mount Burke is an interesting hike in the front range in an area that isn't much visited in the south. There is an old fire lookout at the top(Cameron Lookout). There will be some "route finding" since there was significant flood damage two years ago, but there is a new alternative route that we will follow.

PACE: Relaxed Slower pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. If you like to hike fast and be ahead of the group, please sign up for another hike.

If weather is no longer nice/sunny and takes a turn...this event will get cancelled-email will go out.

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

Do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary.
We will be out to enjoy the day and event duration may vary.

Required Items to Bring:
+++NO email transfer for donation and carpool payment- CASH ONLY+++

-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - HIGHLY recommended,

-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 not appropriate for hike.
-Plenty of water (min 1 1/2L )
-Dress in layers
-First-aid kit-Highly recommended-do not rely on coordinator

-Change to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
-NO cotton clothes-or Jeans.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles.

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):244Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $63.44 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Monday, February 18, 2019). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


- 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
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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