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Don Getty WP Backpack (8/5/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Lineham Trail Head
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 5 2018, Mon, Aug 6 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:10 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 28 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This will be a random backcountry overnight camp. We'll be backpacking in to the waters of Loomis Lake surrounded with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. There will be one shallow river crossing and a few smaller creek crossings. Be prepared for 400m of climbing in the last 2km. If we get there early, there are options to do side trips. I haven't been to the area before so the conditions are unknown at this time and allow time for route finding and maybe bushwhacking involved. Adventures R Us!
Distance: 12 km one way
Elevation: 700m gain
Expect about 5 - 6 hours to hike in give or take

As we will be camping in a remote wilderness area, we will be practicing Leave no Trace principles. Pack out what we pack in. We may or may not have a fire as the wood in the area could be scarce or there could be a fire ban. Plus this is Grizzly country so food prep awareness is important.

SUNDAY – Early morning drive out to the trail head, haul in to the site, chill for a bit, explore the local area. Have dinner and do a miniature potluck. Main meal is your own but bring a light snack to share. Note - having a campfire may not happen so don't count on it, be prepared. If we have time we can explore and climb to the pass or a hill or two
MONDAY - After a morning breakfast hike out and head back. Do not be in rush to get back to Calgary, we'll be back late as we'll stop over in a town somewhere for refreshments depending what on time we get out.

- Bring a lightweight pack. Leave the kitchen sink at home. See elevation gain.
- You'll need to do a bear hang or bring a bear cannister.
- This is a fun anything goes event
- This is a random camping event. No facilities. Practice Leave No Trace.
- Speed will be moderate but definitely not for super slowpokes
- It's bear country so you'll really need to practice bear awareness and safety. Bear spray is MANDATORY.

Gear: You will need your own backpacking gear. Be prepared to be self-sufficient. See link for personal backpacking gear if you are new to this, but lighter is more. Contact me if you have not backpacked before.
Typical Backpacking List (the lighter the better.

Required Items to Bring:
- usual backpacking gear + garbage bags to pack stuff out.
- a trowel
- food
- Adequate cord and bag for a bear hang or have a bear cannister
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- camera
- gaiters
- poles, oh yes poles
- sandals/water shoes/scuba gear for a river and creek crossing
- a Neanderthal spear to scare very very large brown scary critters away. Probably won't work but will be good for a laugh and you might be the next youtube sensation.
- If you want to fish, bring your own rod and permit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Wait for email.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:10 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 $70.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Saturday, January 19, 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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Member Cost:$3.00/Person
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