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LEARN: Hiking 101 (Glenbow Ranch) (8/18/2018)

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:Learn
Event Location: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 18 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 17 2018 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3-4 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
Lorrie W
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS and PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.

SESSION:

Learn the basics of hiking to lead you into the many trails and hikes in our spectacular mountains in our own back yard! Topics to be covered include:

  1. Required and recommended gear
  2. How to use your gear
  3. Safety considerations
  4. How to get started / Checklist

We will begin the morning with a talk on the above topics and orientation on the gear, followed by an approximate 10 km hike in the extensive trail system at the Glenbow Ranch (total elevation gain of approx. 100 to 200 meters).

Along the way, we will discuss the basics of hiking, how to work your way from easy hikes to more moderate hikes and field any questions the group may have. We will also stop and enjoy the views and take pictures. We will break for lunch/snack around noon and carry on for another hour or two, depending on how the group feels.

For more information on the park, please click here: Glenbow Ranch. Click under Plan A Visit for a map and directions.



Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute please do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Water (2 litres)
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Layered clothing appropriate to weather conditions
  • Sunscreen, sun hat
  • Plastic bag for dirty shoes/boots after the hike
  • Wind/water proof jacket
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles
  • Bug spray
  • Camera
  • Change of dry clothes and footwear after the run

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada Highway west. Merge onto Stony Trail North. Exit onto Crowchild Trail westbound. Stay on Crowchild Trail heading northwest out of Calgary. This turns into Highway 1A. Approximately 9 km west of the traffic lights at Bearspaw Road turn left onto Glenbow Road. Follow Glenbow Road south for about 2.8 km to the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Parking lots. The lots are located on the right hand side of the road, before you pass through the park gates. Park here.

Alternative route: Take Crowchild Trail westbound. Stay on Crowchild Trail heading northwest out of Calgary. This turns into Highway 1A. Approximately 9 km west of the traffic lights at Bearspaw Road turn left onto Glenbow Road. Follow Glenbow Road south for about 2.8 km to the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Parking lots. The lots are located on the right hand side of the road, before you pass through the park gates. Park here.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):55Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:15 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 $16.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Friday, September 21, 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:
Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Lorrie W for further info or to make the upgrade.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Event fee of $3 for regular COC members
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.