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Forgetmenot Ridge - Exploratory Time - Relaxed Pace (10/5/2018)

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: Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 5 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 4 2018 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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: 2 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: abt ~14 - 19km return
Elevation gain: abt ~750 - 1000m(gain/loss)
Proper hiking boots - Sorry NO sneakers / sandals / hiking trail runners or Jeans. thx
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Micro-Spikes required.
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The rounded crest of Forgetmenot Ridge offers fulfilling views. The trail begins with an initial steep ascent, however we will be rewarded with a scenic 3km alpine cruise after our efforts. The trail should give great views of the foothills and give us a great October workout.

PLEASE NOTE: This coordinator likes to explore this area- therefore, elevation and distance might vary abit from above.

TIP for NW members:.
For members who live in the NW you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead. thanks

PACE: Relaxed pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. If you like to hike fast and be way ahead of the group, please sign up for another hike.

If weather is no longer nice/sunny and takes a turn...this event will get cancelled-email to go out.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment.

Preference given to drivers.

We are out to enjoy the day. Return/hike time may vary.

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

-Micro-spikes
- 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.
- Lunch
- Dress in layers
- Toque and Mitts (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.

-Hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Emailed to participants.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):138Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $41.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Wednesday, October 17, 2018). 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.

Notes:

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- 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.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
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!