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Bryant Lake Backpack (8/31/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Kananaskis - Powderface Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 31 2019  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Aug 27 2019 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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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:4
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This blue-green tarn lake cradled in a basin under Mt. Bryant is known as the "Only Sizable Body of Water in the Fisher Range" according to Gillian Daffern. A simple rustic weekend getaway. This is random wilderness camping, just like in the old days before designated sites. Sleep under the gaze of Mt Bryant and the stars. Listen to the waters of the lake lapping the shore. No facilities. The route in initially follows a rocky river bed, there will be some clambering over washed out boulders from the last flood after which we'll look for the original trail. Good option for those newer to backpacking and wanting a road less travelled. Note your coordinator has not done this route before so there will be some route finding and some bush whacking involved. Expect route finding shenanigans like the search of the holy grill with the burning rock.

Distance: approx 7.2km one way
Elevation Gain: approx 500m.

- You should be able to stick with the group and not shoot off on your own.
- You should be reasonably fit and have at least done a few hikes of similar distance and elevation this year (and remember to add the weight of your backpack to this equation)
- Our pace will be moderate and your pack should not exceed 35lbs all in, lesser is preferable. A lighter pack also = a more enjoyable trip instead of huffing it.
- This is a fun anything goes event. If you're uptight about stuff, might not be the event for you.
- See notes below about food storage

Required Items to Bring:
- Lightweight backpacking gear. Under 35lbs total, the lighter the better, enough elevation gain to make you huff.
- Personal first aid kit
- Adequate layers and rain gear for the conditions
- Backpacking trowel for your bathroom needs or use a big big stick
- Bear spray (it's Teddy's backyard)
- Food storage: gear for a bear hang (minimum 15 feet up from ground, 6 feet away from tree trunk. Bears are ingenious) - see link: PCT Bear Hang Method which is a pain as it take practice, or bring a Bear Canister or a Ursack which is a lot simpler and faster to use
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- SPOT or Inreach device
- Hiking poles
- Sunscreen, sunglassess
- Bug net

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Wait for email
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $39.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Sunday, August 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.


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:- Regular members and guests have to pay a $3 event fee. Premier and Volunteer members do not have to pay.
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!

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