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Barrier Lake - Prairie View/Jewell Pass Loop (5/20/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Barrier Lake Highway 40 Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 20 2018  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 18 2018 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 hours, 15 km loop
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark MacG.
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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:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: 15km Loop (+1.4km option to lookout)
Elevation Gain: 500m (+125m option to lookout)
Pace: Relaxed yet steady

No dogs please

We will hike from the parking lot via Prairie View Trail to McConnell Ridge. From there, those who wish to continue on to the Lookout may do so while the rest of us relax, eat lunch and enjoy the view from the ridge. We will regroup approximately 1 hour later to begin our decent via Jewel Pass.

For more information, see Gillean Daffern's "Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Vol 1", Trail #36, "Prairie View Trail".

The stated hiking time is an estimate only, we are out to enjoy the day and will definitely not be in a rush. If you have concerns about being back in the city by a certain time please refrain from registering. When in doubt, don't come out!

It is my intention to arrive at Smitty's Restaurant at 8:00 am for breakfast where COC members receive 25% off of their food bill. If you would like to join me, please let me know in your sign-up comments.

Required Items to Bring:
- Hiking shoes/boots
- Appropriate attire including breathable quick dry fabric, wind breaker, rain gear (avoid cotton, jeans etc)
- Lots of water (2L recommended)
- Lunch/snacks
- Car Pool $$
- Bag for dirty boots
See our Checklist
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles
First Aid Kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west to Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40). Head south on Hwy 40 just past the Barrier Lake Vistor Centre and watch for the Barrier Dam Day Use area. Park here.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):200Km
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 $56.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.28, effective Tuesday, April 23, 2019). 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.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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