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Raspberry Ridge - Relaxed Pace (9/15/2018)

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:Hike
Event Location: Highwood Junction/Cataract Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 15 2018  8:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 14 2018 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 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: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 11.8km - 13.6km
Elevation Gain: 645m

Please do not be in a rush to get back to Calgary. If weather nice we will enjoy time at the summit.
Hiking boots required (no runners). No jeans, sweat pants, or dogs.

*Drivers are needed and may be given preference*

Come on out and join us to Raspberry Ridge. It’s an active fire lookout that provides great views in all directions. You can see Mt. Burke to the east with the old Cameron Lookout. If we take the shorter way up, be prepared for a relentlessly steep ascent. Along this stretch one will gain more than 300m over 1 km.

PACE: Please note that this is not a speed demon hike (getting to the top in record time). We will be hiking at a moderate pace on gentler grades and at a slower pace on steeper terrain going up. If you're not sure about a hike, feel free to contact the coordinator and remember to always hike within your ability in order to be able to keep up with the group. If you HAVE NOT hiked before or recently hiked with 500m+, this hike is not for you. I want to keep my group together.

Required Items to Bring:
- CASH (no e-transfer) to pay your driver.

- Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle (no bear bells)
- Proper hiking footwear and pack (ensure your pack is big enough to include extras [a small bike pack that only fits your hydration water system and small lunch is too small; one should always be ready for the unexpected])
- Plastic bag to put muddy/dirty boots in.
- Plenty of water ( 1 1/2L minimum, more if hot)
- Lunch
- Dress in layers
- Toque (can be pretty windy at the top)
- First-aid kit (do not rely on coordinator)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Gaiters
- Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Will be e-mailed to participants.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):235Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $61.10 (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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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Kindly please do not cancel at the last minute as this causes extra work for coordinator and uneven carpools.