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The Rockwall (9/6/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Kootenay National Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 6 2019, Sat, Sep 7 2019, Sun, Sep 8 2019  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 14 2019 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 Nights, 3 days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Marcel B
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Member Cost:$25.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

"The Rockwall is a spectacular limestone cliff that stretches 53 km along the northwest boundary of Kootenay National Park. Along the base of this massive escarpment runs the Rockwall Trail, the most well-known backcountry trail in the park. Hikers on this demanding rollercoaster trail are treated to unparalled view of soaring peaks & hanging glaciers, and wildflowers."

Friday: Paint Pots Trailhead to Tumbling Creek Campground (elev. gain 442m--distance 10.7km)
Saturday: Tumbling Creek Campground to Floe Lake Campground (elev. gain 1225m-- elev. loss 1100m--distance 17.5km)
Sunday:Floe Lake to the Floe/Hawk Cr Trailhead (elev. loss 715m--distance10.5km)

I have four sites booked. The maximum number of participants for this event is eight. Everyone will be expected to share tents/gear to save weight and maximize available spots. If we get less than eight participants then people will have the opportunity to have a site to themselves at an additional cost. We will need multiple drivers for this trip to work as we need to shuttle vehicles between two parking areas.

This trip is best suited to experienced backpackers who are in excellent physical condition & able to carry a backpack over mountainous terrain for a succession of days. We will not hike the entire Rockwall Trail which is 55km in length. Instead we will hike a 39km shortened version. In my opinion, this section has the most spectacular scenery. Our pace will not necessarily be fast but steady. Participants will be vetted based on their suitability for this trip. A waitlist has been created for this purpose.

Payment is due immediately once you are moved off the waitlist onto the event. Should payment information not be received within 3 days of registration you will be moved back to the waitlist. There will be no refunds after the cut off date of August 30th unless a replacement can be found. Payment secures your spot on this trip.

Required Items to Bring:
See the gear list:
Backpacking Checklist

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 out to Castle Junction (Highway 93/Highway 1). Go South on Hwy 93 approx. 20 kms. We will start at the Paint Pots Trail head. (the trailhead is abt 75km from Canmore and abt 86km north of Radium)
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):360Km
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 $93.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Wednesday, September 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:$25.00/Person
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!