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X-Ski Trip (Overnight) to Elk Lakes Cabin (12/8/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Ski - Cross-Country
Event Location: Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Dec 8 2018, Sun, Dec 9 2018  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 25 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days, 1 night (pre-event meeting Dec 8 )
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mark MacG.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:3
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 14 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is an Executive and Volunteer Retreat where, in addition to enjoying the phenomenal scenery, we will be chatting about the future of the Calgary Outdoor Club.

There will be a planning meeting at Joyce on 4th on December 8th at 6:30 pm in order to solidify details of the trip, includiing:

1. If you plan to ski or snowshoe,
2. What you are bringing for the potluck supper,
3. Carpool arrangements.

Participants will be selected according to following criteria:
1. Executive and Committee Members
2. Volunteers
3. Premier Members
4. Regular members.

From Elk Pass Trailhead (Peter Lougheed Park) the plan is to ski into Elk Lakes Park on Saturday Dec 17, which is a intermediate 4 hour ski. After arriving and setup at Elk Lakes cabin, we can spend Saturday afternoon exploring the Elk Lakes area by ski or snowshoes (optional). Sunday (Dec 18) we will ski back out to our vehicles.

Distance: 9 kilometres
Elevation gain: 200 m (650 ft) gain, 200 m (650 ft) loss
We will break into groups based on pace, but nobody skis or snowshoes alone.

The cabin has cooking facilities and beds, but you will need to bring a reasonable +5 sleeping bag.

If you are willing to drive, please indicate the number of passengers (including gear) that you can take.

For more info see www.alpineclubofcana kes.html

Required Items to Bring:
- warm, layered clothing
- extra pair of gloves
- gaiters
- Tasty snacks for the group.
- skis, boots & pools
- snowshoes (optional)
- sleeping bag & ear plugs
- water & Sunday lunch
- ingredients for your group meal
- Ear Plugs
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bring some great ideas for how we can make our club better!

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Trans Canada, south on Highway 40, right at Kananaskis Trail, park at Elk Lakes trailhead.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):266Km
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 $74.48 (calculated at total Km * $0.28, effective Wednesday, April 24, 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.


Winter Safety Considerations
This information entered by Mick on 16th Dec 2016
The trip to and from the Elk Lakes hut is except from avalanche planning as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche being on groomed cross country trails and a hydro line; however trip from the hut to the Elk Lakes for example will pass through ATES Simple (Class-1)
Forecast Avalanche Danger Level Forecast for Saturday and Sunday is
Alpine : Moderate
Treeline : Low
Below Treeline : Low
Should the avalanche danger rise to High or Extreme at any elevation on the day of the event, we will avoid any travel in ATES Simple (Class-1) terrain

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