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Pocaterra Ridge-Exploratory-Relaxed Pace (9/4/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Highwood Pass
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Sep 4 2017  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Sep 3 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 6.5 hours + 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:8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: ~9KM one way(car shuttle involved)
Cumulative Gain:~1051M=gain/loss of crossing 4 peaks
Elevation gain: ~550M

PACE: Relaxed pace+++(If your pace is "Fast" OR "Rapid Ascent" kindly pls sign up for another event).+++ The pace will be Slower on steep sections, moderate otherwise. I like to stop and take photos and enjoy the scenery.We are out to enjoy the day. Hiking time may vary. Do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary.

Hiking boots required - Sorry NO runners/sandals or Jeans. thx

DRIVERS…given preference…this event involves car shuttle.

Monday promises to be a very sunny/warm day, so come on out to Pocaterra Ridge. It's a very scenic ridge walk when traveling from south to north. But don't mistake this for an easy hike, there is elevation gain/loss(cumulative gain ~1051M), rocky footing and in many places no trail. There is a good chance of seeing Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep or Mountain Goats in this area. This is also grizzly country! There are 4 distinct peaks along the ridge, we will hit them all. The hike ends with a Steep descent and the need for a bit of bushwacking and a creek crossing.

I intend this hike to be one way(not going back), from the Highwood Pass parking area to Little Highwood Pass Day Use parking area so there will be a car shuttle(. For that reason PLEASE do not cancel at the last minute since it will affect our car shuttle.

Coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment. One should come prepared as if they were hiking by themselves.

Pls note that last minute cancellations create additional work for the co ordinators who are volunteering their time.

Required Items to Bring:
-Sandals/water shoes to cross the stream/creek.
-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 (min2L )
-First aid kit(highly recommended-DO not rely on coordinator)
-Dress in layers
-Mittens, toque (yes even in September -- mountain weather is unpredicatble)
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - HIGHLY recommended,
-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:
Event Directions:to be emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 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 $70.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Thursday, March 21, 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.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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!
*Note: Please do cancel at the last minute, it will effect our carpool shuttle. Pls advise in comments how many people including yourself can come in your car. thx