Guinn's Pass +southwest outlier of Mount Kidd - Fri, Aug 3 2018

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Guinn's Pass +southwest outlier of Mount Kidd (8/3/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis Country off Highway 40 at Galatea
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 3 2018  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 2 2018 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~7 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Geoff 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:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Round trip distance approx 18 km
Elevation gain approx 1000 m

We're going to hike the Galatea Lakes trail almost to the upper lake, then turn north/east onto a re-routed new trail up to Guinn's Pass. It does a sweeping traverse across a hillside providing many views

From Guinn we will ascend the southwest outlier of Mount Kidd. Nickname is Peak 238342 or 237374(both from Gillean Daffern). Highlights of the view include Lillian Lake, visible to the southwest, beneath an outlier of the Tower. In the basin above and west of Lillian, you can see both Galatea lakes. In the valley on the opposite side one gazes down on the sumptuous Ribbon Lake basin as well as the inviting alplands beneath Buller and North Buller passes.

Please note that this coordinator has not done the Guinn's Pass section of this route before - but has GPS data and an InReach satellite communicator device. This is a slow to moderate paced hike.

Reference: (promo photo is from Tony & Gillean Daffern's website here...)

Rebuilt Guinn's

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
personal first aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 west towards Canmore. Take exit for Highway 40 and head south for 33 km. Turn right - into the Galatea trailhead parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
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** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $64.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, November 30, 2021). This is based on $0.16/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.

Downloadable GPX File for Guinns Pass route: click HERE and wait several seconds for the download button prompt

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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $3.00/Person.

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