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Zigadenus & Myosotis Lakes via Packers Pass & Peak (7/28/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Banff National Park Skoki Region near Lake Louise Ski Hill
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 28 2019  8:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 27 2019 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:a full long day (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D7: Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Andra
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: Approx 25 kms
Elevation Gain: Approx 1100 meters
Pace: a relaxed pace allowing time to enjoy the scenery

We will hike together as a group for the entire event.
We are out to embrace the day and time on the trail may vary.
If the forecast changes to unfavourable, this event will be cancelled and an email will be sent out Saturday evening.

Hike Description
Our prime destination for today will be the two jeweled coloured Skoki Lakes, both Zigadenus & Myosotis Lakes, as can be seen in the promo photo above taken from Packers Peak. Yet, there will be many prime sights to see along the way such as the Halfway Hut, Boulder Pass, Ptarmigan Lake and all the surrounding peaks. Our route will take us along the shore of Ptarmigan Lake a short distance where we will then begin ascending to Packers Pass. Packers Peak is only another 100 meters gain or 15 to 20 minutes above the Pass. It is a gentle slope and straight forward. The Peak is on the small side and a bit rugged. We will invest a short amount of time here then descend off trail to Zigadenus Lake for our lunch break. Before beginning the close to 200 meter ascent back to Packers Pass, we will pay a visit to Myosotis Lake. Once back at Packers Pass we may or may not veer off trail to get back down to Ptarmigan Lake. If we do it will add another 70 or so meters of gain and less than a kilometer of distance.

Required Items to Bring:
Park Pass
proper hiking boots
food, water
clothes for varying weather conditions (no cotton nor jeans)
personal first aid kit
bag for dirty boots for the drive home
small bills or change for your driver

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
bear spray
bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From the Trans-Canada interchange at Lake Louise, follow Whitehorn Road uphill toward the Lake Louise ski area. At 1.7km turn right onto the gravel Fish Creek Road and follow it 1.0km to the Fish Creek Parking Area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):350Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:00 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 $80.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Monday, June 1, 2020). 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.


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 for the trip.

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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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 COC members.
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!