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Edith & Cory Pass (9/2/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 2 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 31 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:6 - 7 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 12.8KM loop
Elevation: 915M

One of the best loop hikes within the Banff vicinity, the Mt Edith- Cory Pass loop is a 12.8 km trail for strong hikers only. We will climb most of the 915 m over 4.5 km, eventually climbing well above the tree line. There are several points to stop to catch your breath and take photos on the way up. Once through the Cory pass we enter Gargoyle valley. This valley is aptly named as it full of looming rock and towering edifices. We will follow a rough trail for about 3.5 km through scree fields and across avalanche paths until we regain the main hiking trail at Edith Pass. Then we will descend through lush forest between Mt. Norquay and Mt. Edith until we loop past the Cory Pass junction again and return to the trailhead. Pace will be relaxed; however you do need to be in good physical shape for this hike, given the length, elevation gain and terrain.

I may give priority to those willing to drive

Required Items to Bring:
-Hiking boots
- Bag for dusty/dirty boots
- $ or pass for park entry
- Lunch and Water
- Remember to dress in layers.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking Poles
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Bear Spray
- First aid kit
- Headlamp

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow Hwy 1 from Mt. Norquay interchange for 5.6km to Bow Valley Parkway exit (hwy 1A)(this is a right turn). Follow the Bow Valley Parkway 500m and turn east into the fire-side picnic area. Follow road to end and you will see the parking lot for Edith Cory Pass.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):248Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $64.48 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Thursday, February 21, 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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