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Black Prince / Warspite Lake Hike (8/5/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Black Prince Parking Lot
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 5 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 3 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours (2 hours hiking)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mark MacG.
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Black Prince Cirque is a wonderful, family- friendly hike on the Smith-Dorrien. Close to Kananaskis Lakes, this is a good trail if you are camping nearby.

The start of the trail is at the signed trailhead, near the outhouses. From here, head out on an old logging road. After about 15 minutes cross a bridge over Smith Dorrien Creek and continue along the broad path. Soon it enters the forest and comes to a fork.

At the fork you can go either way, the right-hand trail takes you on a walk with interpretive posts and most people go in this direction.

In about an hour from leaving your car (faster if you aren’t hiking with little children) you reach Warspite Lake. This is a very pretty lake, and on calm, sunny days you will want to spend a while here, savouring the view of Black Prince Cirque high above and Mount Black Prince. The reflections in the lake can provide stunning photos, and you will find yourself snapping lots of pictures on a nice day. <
br> At the lake, there is a path to your right that goes partially around Warspite Lake to the falls.

Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots, food and water. Weather appropriate clothing.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the Stoney Nakoda Casino on the TransCanada, take Highway 40 south for 50km to the winter gate, and turn right onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail (Highway 742). After 2.2km turn right again on the Smith Dorrien Trail, which is the continuation of Highway 742. Follow this road for 8.4km and take the signed left turn for Mount Black Prince and follow this to the parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $78.00 (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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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