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Forgetmenot Mountain(further then the usual ridge)-Exploratory Trip- Relaxed Pace (8/12/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elbow Valley - Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 12 2017  8:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 11 2017 1:00:00 PM
Event Duration:long day + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
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: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: abt ~20km return
Elevation gain: abt ~750 - 1000m(gain/loss)

Proper hiking footwear, sorry no runners/sandals/golf shoes or jeans.

**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. PLS sign up for other event. This is a group event and not a solo - doing your own thing event and taking off.@@@@

Most of us usually hike the ridge and turn back, however our goal today will be Forgetmenot Mountain. Once we get above the tree line, we will start to get great views. We will continue to hike along the ridge and then lose nearly 150m in the process to climb Forgetmenot Mountain.

Forgetmenot Mountain provides wide open vistas - Bluerock Mountain, Mount Rose and Threepoint Mountain. This will be a memorable hike to complete.

TIP for NW members:.
For members who live in the NW you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead. thanks

This is an exploratory hike(your coordinator has never gone to the mountain top) = out to enjoy the day = if you have something planned for the evening, kindly pls do not sign up since we will not be in a rush to get back to Calgary.

PACE: Relaxed pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. This is not a good event for beginners.

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

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)
-We are doing a water crossing but pretty sure it will be dry(but if you want you can always bring your water shoes.
-Plastic bag to put muddy/dirty boots in.

-Plenty of water-it's a long day ( 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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Emailed to participants.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):142Km
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 $31.24 (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.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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