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Mount Lipsett - Exploratory Hike - Relaxed Pace (8/5/2017)

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 Highwood Junction on Highway 40
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 5 2017  8:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 3 2017 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:-A nice amount of time + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: approximately 14km return
Vertical Gain: approximately 800 accumulative metres
Proper hiking footwear required, ++sorry NO Runners/Sandals/Jeans/S thanks

***Drivers needed***

++This event is not a good "fit" for members that are use to a FAST or Rapid Ascent pace and/or perhaps like to go off ahead and not stick with the group. ++

A non-technical hike in a little travelled area to a summit that rewards with views of Mist Mountain and the Highwood Range. We follow an old exploration road that gradually winds up the SE ridge of Mount Lipsett to treeline. We emerge from the trees to grassy meadows and continue on to the summit of Mount Lipsett. We return the same way.

Please do not be in a hurry to get back to get to Calgary, we are out to enjoy the day-hiking time may vary, since we will be EXPLORING. If you have to be back in town for a certain time, kindly pls do not sign up.

If you live in the NW, you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead; quicker for you than meeting us at the SW carpool.

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 Slower Steady pace on steeper terrain and a Moderate pace on gentler grades and going down. If you're NOT wanting to maintain this pace, pls do not sign up.

IF you have not hiked in the mountains before nor recently hiked with 550M+, this hike is not for you. .

IF you have no recent COC hiking history pls email me with your recent hiking history.


Required Items to Bring:
-Proper hiking footwear and PACK (ensure your PACK is big enough to include extras -- a small Bike pack that only fits your hydration water system and small lunch is TOO SMALL...one should always be ready for the unexpected)
-Plastic bag to put muddy/dirty boots in.

-Plenty of water ( 2L minimum, more if hot)
-Lunch
-Dress in layers
-Mittens, toque (yes even in August -- mountain weather is unpredictable)
-First-aid kit(do not rely on coordinator)
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - NO BEAR BELLS
-Change to pay your driver.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking Poles
- Sunscreen
- Headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):261Km
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 $57.42 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Thursday, August 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.

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!