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Slowpoke Trail Run - Ranger / Strange Brew Loop (12/9/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Sport - Run
Event Location: West Bragg Creek Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 9 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Dec 8 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:approx 2 hours + drive time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben C
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Trail Run in West Bragg Creek recreation area. Viewpoints of the Rockies and meandering through forested ridges. We will be going up Ranger Summit then on to Strange Brew back down to the carpark. Pace will be steady uphill (power hike up) and trotting/jogging/running faster downhill. We can expect ice for most of the trails so you'll need microspikes or similarly pointy. After the hike, we can head for some refreshments if anything is open. If the group is up for it we can do a detour up to boundary ridge for an additional 2k abnd 100m up and down
NOTE: Bring Microspikes, lots of ice on the trail.
Approx. Distance: 10 KM return
Approx Elevation Gain: 375 M


Required Items to Bring:

- Microspikes
- water and snacks
- trail runners
- winter layers as needed
- spare change of clothes
- bag for dirty shoes
- personal first aid kit
- Sunglasses/eyewear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- poles
- camera
- plastic bag for wet muddy boots and snowshoes
- change of clothing and footwear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:DIRECTIONS FROM CARPOOL:Head south on Sarcee Trail then follow Highway 8 west out of town. Hit the roundabout at Highway 22 and head south towards Bragg Creek. Before the stop sign at Bragg and before the Shell gas station, turn right into Balsam Ave. Go pass the mall on your left and at the bridge, turn left at the T junction. Continue for approx. 10 km till the end of the road and you'll reach West Bragg Creek /picnic area/parking lot. Park on the far end of the parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):100Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $22.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Saturday, December 16, 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 Ben C on Dec 6 2017.
This event is exempt from avalanche planning, as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche hazards because it is on official snowshoe trails.
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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!