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Shark Lake - Snowshoe (1/12/2019)

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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:Snowshoe
Event Location: Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 12 2019  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 11 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Len M.
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 & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 8km (4K in & 4K out)
Elevation Gain: 200m

This is normally a relatively easy snowshoe experience on a very well defined trail away from avalanche hazards. With all the new snow we may have to create our own trail and do some route finding. This should make for a more exciting adventure. We'll be traveling at an easy pace and there are great views of Spray Lakes along the way.

Shark Lake (Marushka Lake to Ms. Daffern) lies in the valley between Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark.

Ref: Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Vol 1, Third Edition, p72. and GemTrek Canmore and Kananaskis Village

Required Items to Bring:

warm clothing - layers
lunch & snacks
water or something warm to drink to keep you hydrated!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking Poles
Rentals are available, if required, at U of C Outdoor Centre.
Rentals also available at MEC

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Smith Dorrien to the road signed for Mount Engadine Lodge and Mount Shark. In 1.8km park in a small parking area on the right side of the road. See Peter Lougheed Map.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):300Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $78.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Saturday, January 19, 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
Amended by Len M on Jan 06, 2019
Terrain Classification: Simple Class 1.
as at 2019-01-06 is
Alpine: 3 Considerable; Tree Line: 3 Considerable; Below Tree Line: 2 Moderate
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

- 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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:$3.00 Event Fee for Regular Club Members. No fee for Premier Members or Club Volunteers.
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!