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Canada Day Picnic/Hike Location/Time Change (7/1/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kootenay National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 1 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 30 2018 4:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 hours(plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Marcel B
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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:20
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 19 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The 10th Annual Picnic Hike at Stanley Glacier

Elevation Gain: about 450m
Total Distance:10km or so

The location for the hike/picnic has been changed to Stanley Glacier upper plateau. If it turns out to be too windy at the trailhead then we may do nearby Arnica Lake instead.

From the trailhead we work our way up through a sparse forest of Lodgepole Pines that are in the early stages of growth due to a forest fire here in 1968. There are many new patches of burnt forest as the fires of 2003 ate their way through here too. After gaining good elevation, we break out and views of the glacier open up towards us. The trail is gentle for a while till the last stretch, and we end up climbing up across boulder strewn slopes and emerging upon a small plateau. From here we will carry on to a higher plateau and a more demanding view of the glacier and valley.

Please bring one food item to share. Healthier food options are encouraged. No junk foods please. It would also be nice to have a few bottles of sparkling wine or non alcoholic drink. Tupperware is quite helpful to keep foods intact in your daypack. Icepacks can be used to keep foods cold. I will bring paper plates, cutlery, drink glasses, napkins and tablecloths.

***If you already know what food item you will be bringing, please indicate in the 'Notes' field when signing up.***

This hike is best suited to intermediate/fit hikers as we will go at a steady pace. While this hike is spectacular on its own, please do not sign up unless you are willing to participate in the picnic.

Required Items to Bring:
One Food Item to Share
Hiking Boots (No Runners)
Warm Layers (No Jeans/cotton)
Rain Gear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Creek Crossing Footwear
Hiking Poles
Mosquito Repellant
Pad to Sit On
Bear Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 west from Calgary to Banff and follow it to the Banff/Radium Highway 1/93 junction. Take Highway 93 south towards Radium. Drive 13.4km to a turnoff to your left to the Stanley Glacier Trailhead.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):350Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 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 $105.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Sunday, November 18, 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.


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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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- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $3.00/Person.

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