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Rummel Lake Hike/Snowshoe -- BRISK (2/16/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Snowshoe
Event Location: Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 16 2019  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Feb 13 2019 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Raihan Khan
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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:2
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Elevation Gain : 350m
Return Distance : ~10km round trip to / from Rummel Lake
Pace: BRISK but a couple of nice breaks at the viewpoint and at the lake

Rummel is a beautiful lake in a tranquil setting. It is similar to Chester Lake but not as busy. It offers great views of Spray Lake along the way.


Required Items to Bring:
- Your cheerfulness & sense of humour
- Layered clothing
- Proper or extra gloves/mitts
- Lunch
- Hot drinks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Gaiters and poles - Snowshoes (Rentals are available, if required, at MEC and UofC Outdoor Centre

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 56km. Turn right onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail just before the winter gate. Turn north (right) onto the Smith-Dorrien Trail (gravel road). Park at the turn-off for Engadine Lodge.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):312Km
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 $81.12 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Thursday, February 21, 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 Raihan K on January Feb 4, 2018

Terrain Classification: Simple Class 1.
Back in ~2008-2009 Kananaskis Parks staff changed the winter trail (route) to avoid the avalanche area (one area where upon crossing creek there is exposure to slope avalanche).
The new winter trail is not an official snowshoe trail and is classified Simple Class 1. There may be snow shoe signs marking the trail, but uncertain.
Current Gemtrek map route shows the old route that goes into the avalanche area. The new winter trail requires a 90 degree left turn just before the creek.
Will stay on the new winter snowshoe trail and only up to the lake. Will not go beyond the lake nor to the far end of the lake.
Distance to lake is ~4.3kms

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- 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!