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Barrier Lake - Jewell Bay Backpack (4/14/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Barrier Lake - Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 14 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 17 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:$16.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:5
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
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

Priority being given to those signed up for the West Coast Trail event in June. If there are spots left over we will add you then.

We will start Saturday morning at the Barrier Lake Dam then hike in Jewell Bay campsite. Campsite has some basic facilities. Suitable for those new to backpacking but you should be able to carry heavy backpack into the campsite. Note: Likely still to have snow on the trail and expect late winter conditions. Microspikes MANDATORY. Snowshoes are an option but most likely needed. BEAR SPRAY MANDATORY.
Distance: ~4 km one way
Elevation to campsite:~ Mostly FLAT, well mostly

- Fun anything goes event. If you're uptight about stuff, this is not the event for you.
- This is a tent sharing co-ed event. Each site's tent pad can only have one tent per site.
- In the evening we will have a simple potluck dinner party. Bring something you'd like to share and for yourself if you have specific food needs. Just bring enough for about 1/3 of the participants or else there will be a lot of leftovers.
- Have a potluck breakfast in the morning before heading out.

SATURDAY – Morning drive out to the trail head, haul in to the site, set up camp, chill for a bit, explore the area. Have a potluck dinner.

Optional activities:
- Do a quick trip to Prairie View Lookout via Jewell Pass for the views.(Approx 10k round trip, 500m elevation gain if you are speedy)
- Go slide around on a frozen lake, maybe in a raft.
- or Just chill out

SUNDAY - Potluck breakfast. (Its all about the food) then go home.

Required Items to Bring:
- winter backpacking gear. see event checklist for items to bring COC Event Checklist
- waterproof outer wear including gloves
- waterproof boots
- Bear protection devices like bear spray
- Adequate warm clothing
- Food for potluck dinner and breakfast
- Backpacking saw if you have one.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- small snow shovel
- camera
- gaiters
- hiking poles
- swimsuit if you dare
- raft if you're strong enough
- a neanderthal sword to scare very very very large brown furry scary critters away. Probably won't work but definitely good for a laugh and youtube videos

How to Get There:
Event Directions:- Wait for email. Carpool will be pre-arranged.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Km
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 $63.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Saturday, September 22, 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
This event is exempt from avalanche planning, as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche hazards because it is in a designated back country campground and on an official snowshoe trail. However, should the avalanche rating become high or extreme for the weekend, the event may be moved to another location.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$16.00/Person
Cost Includes:- back country camping permits, gst, banking charges
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Refunds are not possible after the cut off date unless a replacement is found.