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Wilderness Backpack - Mt Romulus Area (5/19/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Mt Romulus
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 19 2018, Sun, May 20 2018, Mon, May 21 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 12 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:$15.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

WCT Backpack Training. Priority given to those going to the West Coast Trail event in June. This event is about tuning your gear and getting used to moving camp from one day to another.

Random backcountry overnight. We'll be backpacking and random camping mostly in a valley. While it’s in the trees some of the way, there’s enough views of surrounding mountains to make it all worthwhile.
Day 1: Approx 12 km / 250m to Mt Romulus campsite
Day 2: Approx 6 km to a random remote campsite. Expect some bushwhacking.
Day 3: Approx 6 km to go home.
The Plan:
SATURDAY – Early morning drive out to the trail head, haul in to the main site, chill for a bit, explore the area. Have dinner, have a mini potluck. Main meal is your own but bring a very light snack to share. Having a campfire may not happen so don't count on it, be prepared. There may be a water crossing or two, so be prepared with the spring run off.
SUNDAY - Wake up nice and early, hike to random campsite #2. Explore the area, and just chill out or go explore if you are energetic.
MONDAY - After a morning breakfast hike out and head back. Do not be in rush to get back to Calgary, we may be back late. It all depends on what time you get up. Might stop over somewhere for real food and refreshments.

- Pack your rucksack as you would for 7 days instead of 3. You need to get used to the weight of the pack for those doing WCT
- Exact route will be determined closer to the event when we will have a better idea of trail conditions then
- Expect about 3-4 hours per day of hiking, give or take also depends on how fast you can move
- This is a really fun anything really goes event, If you're uptight about stuff, might not be the event for you.
- Speed will be moderate but definitely not for super slowpokes
- It's bear country so you'll really need to practice bear awareness and safety. We will be doing a bear hang or bring a bear cannister. BEARSPRAY and Bear Hang or Bear Cannister is MANDATORY

- Standard backpacking gear the lighter the better
- Any required group gear will be pre-arranged but be prepared to be self sufficient.
See link below for backpacking gear. If you are new to this, contact me if you have not backpacked before. Beginners are welcome.
Backpacking List (the lighter the better).

Required Items to Bring:
- lightweight backpacking gear + garbage bags to pack your garbage out.
- a trowel
- food
- 2 litres of water minimum
- Adequate cord and bag for a bear hang or bring a bear cannister
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- camera
- gaiters
- poles
- small backpacking saw
- a Neanderthal sword to scare very very large brown furry scary critters away. Probably won't work but definitely good for a laugh

How to Get There:
Event Directions:- Wait for email. Carpool will be pre-arranged.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
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 $45.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Monday, October 15, 2018). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.

Winter Consideration:
The routes we be on are either official snowshoe trails or class I terrain in and/or below the treeline. Should the avalanche conditions be judged high or extreme then, the event will be moved to a non-avalanche risk area. - Ben C - 23 April 2018
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$15.00/Person
Cost Includes:- There may be a camp site fee. To be confirmed. No refunds if you need to drop out and there are no suitable replacements.
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:
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