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Prairie Mountain + Social (5/11/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Fri, May 11 2018  6:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 5:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 10 2018 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Two hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
Raihan Khan
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
NOTE: SMALL CHANGE THIS WEEK. ANYONE WHO WANTS TO START THE HIKE BY THEMSELVES EARLIER IS FREE TO DO SO. MAIN THING IS TO BE BACK AT ELBOW FALLS PARKING LOT BY 8PM.

Distance: 7km round trip Elevation gain: 715m


Note: While the social is not mandatory, if you are carpooling, your carpool driver gets to choose for the group whether to participate or not.

This event is recommended only for hikers that are very familiar with Prairie mtn in winter conditions. Everyone must be back at the carpool from within 2 hours of start (summit or not). Anyone slower may be asked to turn around before summit by the coordinator.

Note this hike is NOT suitable for beginners as we will hike at a brisk or fast pace and you will possibly be hiking on your own as the group may split depending on your individual pace. The event is geared towards personal best times so be prepared to hike up and down on your own in the event you do not find a compatible hiking partner.

BEARS ARE OUT. LAST WEEK I SAW PRINTS IN THE SNOW. PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE BEAR SPRAY.


Required Items to Bring:
Icers
Headlamp/spare batteries
Water
Good hiking footwear (no runners)
Bear spray
Bag for muddy shoes
Warm jacket
Warm gloves
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles - RECOMMENDED as terrain is steep

Extra layers
Change of clothes
Camera


How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take HWY 22x West to Bragg Creek.
Travel 19 kms west on Hwy 66 toward Kananaskis.
NOTE: Please park at the Elbow Falls parking lot. Last season a COC coordinator was fined for parking at the winter gate on Hwy 66
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $39.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Friday, May 25, 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.

Notes:
Should be all dry by now.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year


 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

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