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3 days at Lake O'Hara + 2 nights at Elizabeth Parker Hut (6/12/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Lake O'Hara, Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jun 12 2019, Thu, Jun 13 2019, Fri, Jun 14 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 8 2019 11:55:00 AM
Event Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Member Cost:$100.00/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:8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 8 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

PLEASE NOTE THE BOOKING IS FOR A WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENING STAY AND WE WILL BE HIKING 11KM UP THE GRAVEL ROAD FROM THE HIGHWAY TO THE ELIZABETH PARKER HUT.

Elevation Gain: Will vary by day – depending on which hikes we agree to do.
Distance: Will vary by day - depending on which hikes we agree to do.

LAKE O’HARA AREA, 3-DAYS OF AWESOME HIKING, 2 NIGHTS IN THE ELIZABETH PARKER HUT

The Lake O'Hara area is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We will get to enjoy the hut and the company of other nature lovers who will be there during the week.

We will be carpooling in groups based on the area of town you live in and each group will go in a single vehicle.

ITINERARY:
Day 1 (Wed, Jun 12):
• Depart Calgary from your agreed upon carpool location 7:00am
• Drive to Lake O’Hara car park off of Hwy 1 to arrive at 9:00am
• Hike up the 11km road to the Elizabeth Parker Hut (anticipated arrival around noon)
• Claim sleeping berths; quick lunch; leave our packs at EP Hut
• For those interested, we will do an afternoon hike.
• Return to EP Hut, dinner, card/board games, astrophotography for the enthusiasts (if the skies are clear!)

Day 2 (Thurs, Jun 13):
• Breakfast
• Choose from many options of hikes or scrambles, depending on the amount of snow still around - i.e. Hike to Lake Oesa or the lakes loop around Lakes O’Hara, Opabin, Hungabee, Moors, Cascade, & Mary
• Return to EP Hut in the late afternoon
• Dinner, card/board games, astrophotography (if the skies are clear!)

Day 3 (Fri, Jun 14):
• A leisurely breakfast
• Pack bags, clean hut and leave for the 11km hike back to the vehicles.
• Drive back to Calgary

EP Hut is equipped with gas stoves and utensils. No need to bring those. The hut no longer has cooler boxes. So don’t count on fresh food or uncooked meats to last the whole weekend. Sleeping is dorm-style. Just bring your sleeping bag, and if you’re a light sleeper, ear plugs. There’s always a snorer (or two)!

For those of you who wish to do some scrambling, please bring your helmet is it will be mandatory to participate in any scrambling hikes in the area.. Though there isn’t much exposure, the helmet is to keep you safe from rock-fall.

Please have your bear spray in an accessible place (e.g. on a holster or pant pocket, and not in the bottom of the backpack).

If you have questions send me an email or call me.

PAYMENT NOTE & INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) You must pay the coordinator direct.
(2) There will be no refunds.
(3) If the coordinator has reason to doubt your ability to complete the hike up to the hut and back on day 3, she may contact you by phone or email with questions.
(4) Light to moderate alcohol consumption is okay at EP Hut. However, please note that everyone is expected to be sprightly in the morning and to be ready for the group hike(s).


Required Items to Bring:
Food (3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts)
Water & water filter/tablets
Climbing helmet (if doing any scrambling)
Headlamps (you don’t want to go to the outhouse at night without one!)
Bear spray
Toilet paper
Sleeping bag
Personal medication
Layered clothing (including rain-gear)
Daypack
Hiking poles
Hiking boots
Garbage bags
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sunglasses
Sun hat
Tea/coffee
Earplugs (there’s always a snorer or two)
Camera
GPS
Sandals or hut booties
Snacks
Favorite drink (see note)
Sunscreen
Bug-spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Meet at pre-arranged carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):380Km
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 $98.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Notes:

- 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.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$100.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$109.00/Person
Cost Includes:Cost of $100.00 covers 2 night’s hut rental and 2 night's backcountry wilderness passes. Carpool cost and COC $3.00/day event fee for regular members and guests is not included in the $100.00. Due to the late posting of this event, there will be no refunds or changes allowed through ACC.
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!