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Autumn Adventure - Pigeon Mountain Exploratory - Relaxed Pace (10/31/2018)

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: Pigeon Mountain / Dead Man's Flats(south of Canmore)
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Oct 31 2018  8:50 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Oct 30 2018 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 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:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: ~17 km return
Elevation gain: ~1000 metres

Micrso-spikes required

Proper hiking boots - Sorry NO sneakers / hiking trail runners or Jeans. thx

+++Drivers are needed+++:

It's great to go on a hike that's close to Calgary. Perhaps one of the easiest summits in the area, Pigeon Mountain, is still not an overly busy place – nearby Mt Yamnuska and Heart Mountains see much more traffic.

There are many well known mountains to be seen from here, including the giant Grotto Mountain just to the southwest. To the immediate east is Mt McGillivray. Behind us (to the south) Mt Collembola and Mt Allan are large grassy summits. On the back side of the latter is the Nakiska ski hill. To the west, the Three Sisters dominate the skyline and just to the south of it is a favourite mountain of ours Windtower.

Please Note:Exploratory Trip. Return time may very, we are out to enjoy the day. thanks

PACE: Relaxed slower pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for the balance. If you are a speed demon please sign up for another hike.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are NOT trained guides. All participants are responsible for their OWN safety and equipment.

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.
- 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):124Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:15 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 $34.72 (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.


- 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.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!