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Rawson Lake (1/13/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Snowshoe
Event Location: Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 13 2018  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 12 2018 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 - 4 hours plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Len M.
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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Distance : Total 8 km round trip (return to Rawson Lake)
Total elevation gain : approximately 350 metres
Pace : Relaxed

Saturday's temperatures are supposed to improve, they are forecasting a low of -4 and high of +2 for the Kananaskis area :-). Let's enjoy an outing in beautiful surroundings and in great company while getting a good work out.

There is some elevation gain to contend with but comparable to Rummel Lake or Chester Lake. The pace will be relaxed, no speedsters please.

Trail description :

We will park at the Upper Lake Day Use parking lot. From there it is a short 3.9 km hike to Rawson Lake that is nested between the Upper Kananaskis Lake and the 3,174 metre wall of Mount Sarrail. To the lake, there is a height gain of 350 metres. There should be some great photo opportunities.

We will not be going into avalanche terrain (far side of Rawson Lake).

Required Items to Bring:
- Your cheerfulness
- Snowshoes
- Warm layers
- Gloves
- Water and/or hot drinks
- $$ for carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- Gaiters
- Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada Highway west from Calgary for approximately 70 km, then turn south on Highway 40 for approximately 50 km. Turn right onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail and follow the signs to the Upper Lake parking lots. Park in the lot on your left hand side.
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 $90.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Wednesday, July 18, 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.


Winter Safety Considerations

Copied by Len M on 2018-01-11

Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is on an official Snowshoe Trail

Note that 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:
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