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Elk Pass Loop - Slow Pace (12/3/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Peter Lougheed Provicial Park - Elk Lakes Parking
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 3 2017  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 2 2017 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3-4 Hours plus driving (1.5 hours each way)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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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:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 12 kms
Moving Pace: Fairly Slow
Elevation Gain: ~400 meters

Note there are a couple of steep "black" hills so please read full description below
We will start at Elk Lakes parking area, after ascending and descending the first hill, we will climb steeply up to the Hydroline and continue to Elk Pass where we will have lunch. We will return via the Elk Lakes pass trail.

Most of the trail is easy or moderate; however their are a couple of short steeper parts. You should be comfortable to "herring-bone" up the steep ascent to the Hydro-line. We will take our time on the steeper descents. Since we are setting a leisurely pace, walking down the steepest sections is an option.

If you are looking for a fast paced work out, this event will not be for you. We will be sticking together, and won't have time to ascend Blueberry Hill.

If you have any questions, please contact me before the event.

Trail conditions: Trail Report
Report at 01-Dec, 3:50PM MST

Nov.30: Elkpass, Blueberry, Hydroline and Paterson all groomed and track set in good early season condition. Lookout and Tyrwhitt were groomed in a single pass with no track set and some of the steeper sections on the south side of lookout just being track packed. Expect to encounter uneven terrain, protruding sticks, open creeks, exposed rocks and more.

Trail descriptions: PLPP Trail Descriptions

Weather Forecast for Sunday: Mainly Sunny, maximum of -7C


Required Items to Bring:
* XC ski equipment (skis, poles, boots, wax)
* Lunch and snacks
* Water
* Layers (to ski in and change into afterwards)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
* warm beverage / thermos
* waterproof sit-upon
* daypack for your stuff
* sunglasses
* warm layer (down sweater is good) in your pack

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town to Hwy 40. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 56km. Turn right just before the winter gate. The Boulton Trading Post parking lot is PAST Pocaterra and Elkwood. See Peter Lougheed Map.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $59.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Sunday, December 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:


Winter Safety Considerations
Entered by Mick on December 1st, 2017
Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because the event will be held on groomed XC ski trails. In the event that an avalanche advisory is issued for the area during our event, the event will either be relocated to an unaffected trail system, or cancelled.

Note: COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides.

** All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.
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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!