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President's Showshoe - Penstock Loop (1/14/2018)

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You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Snowshoe
Event Location: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park - Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 14 2018  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 13 2018 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~5 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark MacG.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
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

Itinerary:
Distance: ~9.7 km approx.
Elevation Gain: ~100 m

We'll start from the Peter Lougheed Visitors Centre and connect to the Penstock Loop trail via the Canyon Trail (approx. 2 kms). The Penstock Loop snowshoe trail is well marked and crosses the Smith-Dorrien a couple of times. We may also be doing some exploring off-trail.

We will be travelling at a slow to moderate pace and taking time to enjoy our surroundings.

In the event of a lack of snow, please bring appropriate footwear, including icers.


Required Items to Bring:
- snowshoes
- hiking boots + gaiters, or winter boots
- Icers
- lunch, munchies + drinks
- layered clothing
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- hiking or ski poles with baskets
- camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 56 km. Turn right onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail just before the winter gate. Follow the signs to the Peter Lougheed Visitors Centre.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 $66.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Monday, January 22, 2018). 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:
Avalanche Consideration
This event occurs on an official snowshoe trail and does not enter avalanche terrain.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, weather, trail conditions and avalanche considerations for the trip.

- 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.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year


 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!