Moose Mountain Lookout - Sat, Oct 27 2018

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Moose Mountain Lookout (10/27/2018)

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.

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:K Country (Near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 27 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 26 2018 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 hours + travel
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Distance: 14km round trip
Elevation Gain: 670m
Pace: relaxed but steady (we're out to soak up the sunshine on this one)
Register only if: you have experience with the above stated distance/elevation.

**Come prepared for possible windy conditions at the lookout as well as variable trail conditions which may include; snow, mud, slush and ice.

Those willing to drive from the carpool may be given priority. Drive includes a short section of dirt road


From the trailhead, we will hike along the old lookout pack road to the foot of the mountain. From there we will find a very well constructed set of switchbacks that will take us all the way to the top of the first peak. At this point the trail levels out for a while as we head for the main peak and the final ascent to the fire lookout. Moose Mountain is located halfway between the prairies and the first range of the Rocky Mountains offering an unparalleled view for 160 km in all directions.

We are definitely out to enjoy the day, if conditions are favourable expect to relax at the lookout for at least an hour or more.

Note: This trail has some very rocky sections so good supportive hiking footwear is a MUST. Also it can get very windy at the lookout. Please ensure you bring some warm clothing as well as wind/rain gear regardless of the weather forecast.

Please keep in mind the posted 'event durations' are estimates only. Kindly refrain from registering if you have to be back in the city by a certain time. As always, when in doubt, don't come out :)


Required Items to Bring:
- CASH ONLY for carpool driver + event fee.
- Hiking Shoes / Boots
- Icers or similar traction device
- Extra Layers (hat, gloves, windbreaker, rain gear) - often windy at the top!
- Plenty of Water
- Snacks/Lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bear Spray
- Hiking Poles
- Gaiters
- First Aid Kit
- Head Lamp
- Hot drink

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow Hwy 8 west then Hwy 22 south to Bragg Creek. At the 3 way stop sign at Bragg Creek, turn left to stay on Highway 22. Reset odometer to 0. Turn west (right) onto Highway 66 and continue west. At 16.7km (just beyond Paddy's Flat) turn right onto a dirt road. Continue on this road for 7km until you reach the trailhead parking.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 $41.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, November 30, 2021). This is based on $0.16/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:

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- 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.

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: