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Bow Peak (10/15/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 15 2017  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 14 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7-8 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Gil
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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:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation Gain:930m
Total Distance: 12.6km

On this hike you will see where the Bow River in Calgary originates. Although listed as a scramble, Bow Peak is mostly a very steep off-trail hike. If you enjoy easy scrambles with excellent views, this trip is sure to leave you satisfied.

Please Note: There will be a creek crossing on this hike. All participants must bring creek crossing footwear (Highly recommend: Neoprene Socks) with crocs, sandals, or watershoes. The mountain seems generally dry based on (zoom earth) has 'speckles' of snow. Be on safe side bring icers / microspikes. We'll be going at a slow but steady pace. You are expected to have hiked/scrambled the distance and the elevation in the past 2 months.

The coordinator has not done this trip before so route finding might be possible.
Please check the event for a possible last minute update.

Bob Spirko - Bow Peak
Crowfoot Mountain (West of Bow Peak)

Required Items to Bring:

- Water-2L MINIMUM, MORE if hot
- Lunch & snacks
- River crossing: Neoprene socks with crocs, sandals, or spare shoes.
- Proper hiking boots
- "Winter Up": Clothes for varying weather conditions (rain and snow)
- Icers / Microspikes
- Sunglasses / sun tan lotion
- Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots
- $ or park pass
- Change to pay your driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Hiking poles (HIGHLY recommended)
- First aid kit
- Bear spray and or whistle. *NO bear bells*

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 westbound to Lake Louise. From Lake Louise take Highway #93 north for about 34.3 km . We will park on a gravel pullout 0.9 km south of Crowfoot Glacier Viewpoint.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):405Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 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 $109.35 (calculated at total Km * $0.27, effective Saturday, March 24, 2018). This is based on $0.15/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.


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- 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!