|Event Location:||Highway 40 Highwood area|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Jul 10 2019 10:00 AM (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM *log in for location*)|
|Registration Cut Off:||Tue, Jul 9 2019 8:00:00 AM|
|Event Duration:||12 hours includes driving|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Difficult to Advanced|
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|Member Cost:||$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Maximum No. Guests:||4|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Maximum No. Guests Per Member:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|We'll start from the usual trailhead at Lantern Creek Day Use and hike up the Picklejar Lakes trail beside the creek, turn east over a rock spine and down to the 4 lakes. At 3'rd/4'th lake we turn north and hike a scree route (a section of easy scrambling) up and over a rugged scree pass and late-melting snow conditions permitting down into a cirque on the west side of the Junction Creek headwaters.|
We can explore the cirque for a while and then return over the pass to walk around the lakes- enjoy the long daylight hours near the summer solstice.
Trail distance round trip is 16 km
Please note that this coordinator has not done the scree pass/cirque portion of this route - although on July 8, 2018 the rest of his group did so - coordinator has GPS data, an InReach satellite communicator device and is willing to explore.
My last year's COC trip report with its album link is : here
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||From Valley Ridge take Highway 1 west to Highway 40. Turn south on Highway 40. Stay on #40 through Highwood Pass and continue south. Park in the Lantern Creek day use parking area, right (west) side of Highway 40.
From south end of Calgary it's best to meet us at the trailhead (approx 250 km car round trip). Take Highway 2A south to Highway 7 west to Black Diamond. From there take Highway 22 south to Longview and take Highway 541 west to Highwood Junction. From there take Highway 40 north to the Lantern Creek day use parking on the left /west side of highway 40.
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||280Km|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 AM|
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** Calgary Transit Info
|Carpool Cost:||Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $72.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Monday, October 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.|
Downloadable GPX File for Picklejar Lakes to Scree Pass into Cirque; one-way track; please wait a few seconds for download prompt:
|Cost & Payment:|
|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.|
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