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Canada Day Picnic/Hike (7/1/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 1 2018  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jun 28 2018 11:00:00 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: 20 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The 10th Annual Picnic Hike near Larch Valley.

Elevation Gain: about 600m
Total Distance:10km or so

This year's destination should be awesome and perfect for a picnic. Although Larch Valley receives lots of tourists, our picnic spot will be off the beaten path while offering very impressive 360 degree views.

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.

Please note: There is a small creek to cross on this hike. It is about 2m wide and calf deep. While it may be sometimes possible to boulder hop across, the rocks can be quite slick so creek crossing footwear (such as crocs/sandals) are recommended.

Trail Conditions Update: There is still a fair amount of snow at higher elevations. There should be a big improvement in the next few weeks. We may encounter a few snow patches higher up but our picnic spot should be completely dry as it is south facing.

Required Items to Bring:
One food item to share
Hiking Boots (No Runners)
Hiking Poles
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
Mosquito Repellant
Bear Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 westbound to Lake Louise village. Follow Lake Louise Drive 3km to Moraine Lake Road. Turn south (left). Follow this road 12km to its end at Moraine Lake. The trailhead is on the lakeshore, south of the lodge. (We will regroup by the lake)
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $120.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Saturday, June 23, 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.


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

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