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Wind Ridge-Relaxed Pace - Exploratory (9/9/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Dead Man's Flats, east of Canmore
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 9 2017  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 8 2017 5:30:00 AM
Event Duration:~6 hours (plus 1 hr 15 min extra each way travel 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: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: ~13km return
Elevation gain: ~760m

Driver's Needed

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

. From the Trans-Canada, the dark, timbered mass of Wind Ridge doesn’t look too interesting. On the other side of the mountain, though, hidden from views, grassy slopes provide a beautiful route to the summit with one easy rock band before we ascend Wind Ridge. The rock step looks intimidating but is said to be quite easy. (if some want to avoid this "hands on"apparently there is now a trail to the right that leads to a messy dirt rake that climbs steeply up through trees to the ridge. At one point you'll encounter a rock band) However the intent is to go up the easy rock wall After this, the rest of the way to the ridge top is quite easy. and you'll get awesome views.

Before signing up for this hike you need to be aware that this will be a day of steep hiking!

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:
-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 small...one should always be ready for the unexpected)
- NO Sling pack not appropriate for hike.
-Plenty of water (min2L )
-Lunch
-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,
NO BEAR BELLS-
-Change to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
-Headlamp
-NO cotton clothes-or Jeans.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking Poles (will make the descent much easier)
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Bear Mace

How to Get There:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):164Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 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 $36.08 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Sunday, September 24, 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:
It could be windy and cold on the ridge top so be prepared!!

Please note that we will be travelling in bear country.
- 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!