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Two nights at Stanley Mitchell Hut & Hiking (9/1/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Little Yoho Valley, Yoho National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 1 2019, Mon, Sep 2 2019, Tue, Sep 3 2019  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 25 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days, 2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D5: 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 Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
PLEASE NOTE, THIS TRIP STARTS ON SUNDAY, SEPT 1, 2019 OF THE LABOR DAY LONG WEEKEND, RETURNING TO CALGARY ON TUESDAY, SEPT 3, 2019. YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO BOOK A DAY OFF WORK.

The Stanley Mitchell hut is an alpine hut opened in 1940, located at an altitude of 2,060 metres in the Little Yoho Valley in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. It sits in a small meadow not far from the base of a mountain called The President.


Day 1: Hike from parking lot to the hut: elevation gain 520 m, distance 11 km (optional afternoon hike once settled in)
Day 2: Hike the Iceline Trail loop: elevation loss & gain 1,053 m, distance 21.7 km (alternative hike to Twin Falls: elevation loss & gain approximately 250 m, distance 13.4 km)
Day 3: Hike back to the parking lot: elevation loss 520 m, distance 11 km

*** THIS IS GOOD TRIP FOR FIT HIKERS WANTING TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND EXPERIENCE BACKCOUNTRY HUTS ***

I have booked 10 spots at ACC’s Stanley Mitchell Hut for 2 nights. The hut sleeps 26 in the summer so there will be other guests staying for the duration we are there. We will hike in with sleeping bags, clothes, and food and spend three days and two nights surrounded by incredible scenery. The hut has a fully equipped kitchen. We don’t have to carry any cooking implements or utensils.

We will spend the Sunday afternoon and Monday day hiking or socializing (depending on what people want to do). At night we can sit by the fire, do some photography, play board games, etc.

I will keep everyone on the waiting list until spots are confirmed via payment. Payment will be due immediately to secure your spot. If others on the waiting list pay before you, they will be added to the event immediately.

PLEASE DO NOT PAY THE COC OR ACC. I have paid ACC the full booking fees and made reservations on my credit card .

The cost is $50 per person per night + park pass (or $) + carpool cost. It will be $10 per night less if you are an ACC member (I will need your valid membership # to get member rates from ACC). For Regular club members, a $3.00 per day event fee will apply (total $9.00) and must accompany payment for hut stay.


Required Items to Bring:
Microspikes
Sleeping bag
Warm clothes, gloves, mitts, toque
Headlamp
Rain coat, rain pants
Water
Food for 3 days, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Snacks
Toilet Paper
Bear spray
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking Poles
Camera
GPS
PLEASE ALSO REFER TO THE COC EVENT CHECKLIST LINK ABOVE FOR RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING FOR BACKCOUNTRY EVENTS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Calgary, drive west on the Trans- Canada Hwy (Hwy 1), past Lake Louise and continue into Yoho Park. Take the Yoho Valley Road/Takakkaw Falls exit (3.7 km before Field B.C.) and follow the road to the Takakkaw Falls parking area. Parking for the Stanley Mitchell Hut is in the Takakkaw Falls parking area.

Please Note: we will be briefly stopping at the Samson Mall in Lake Louise prior to starting the event.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):416Km
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 $108.16 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Wednesday, July 17, 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.
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year


Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$100.00/Person
Cost Includes:Hut fee ($40/night) X 2 nights and backcountry pass ($10/night) X 2 nights. Deduct $20 if you can provide your valid ACC membership (must be valid at time of stay in the hut). A $3.00 per day COC Event Fee will be payable if you are not a Premier member.
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!
*Note: No refunds provided for cancellations unless the coordinator approves the replacement member.

Waiting List

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