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Pigeon Mountain - Relaxed to Moderate pace (6/20/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Pigeon Mountain - Dead Man's Flats
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 20 2020  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 19 2020 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 -7 hours plus driving
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
Are you showing any symptoms, been in contact with a confirmed case, or been tested positive at all?
Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation? These can be found on the Home page of the COC website.

Please answer these questions in the comments or medical section during the sign up process, in addition to signing the waiver. Your coordinator has been instructed to remove you from the event if you do not answer or comply with these questions. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in you being evicted from the event even after it has commenced. Your coordinator has this discretion and you could be reported to the club if you create problems. The COC is attempting to keep all members safe and asks for your respect during these difficult times. If you do not wish to follow these temporary restrictions you should not sign up but are welcome to continue after the restrictions have been removed.

Distance: 17-18 km round trip (per AllTrails)
Elevation gain: 1,060m

The hike begins along the Skogan Pass Trail, which ascends gradually for 3 to 4 kms. The cairn is our signal to turn and carry on another 1- 2 kms aiming for the "Living with Wildlife" sign. Now it's time to attack the steeper sections where the scenery opens up and we will have a clear view of our destination. Make it to that destination then enjoy x-large views. Before calling it a day on the main summit, let's head off to the lower summit. We'll retrace our steps a few hundred meters then ascend approximately 70 meters over a steep, loose rocky section. Within 15 -20 minutes, we will arrive at a wide-open flat meadow with a glorious view. This summit sports a solar-powered telemetry station. We will descend off this second summit via the southeast ridge then reconnect with the Skogan Pass Trail then follow it back to the trail head.

Important Details
This event is for hikers who have recently completed some events with similar distance, elevation and pace.
Only sign up if you are willing to stick together and hike as a group and take time to enjoy the views.
We will be ascending at a slow rate.

Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking footwear (no runners)
Snacks & Lunch
Bag for muddy shoes
Waterproof jacket & warm layers (including mitts and toque)

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

Hiking poles
Extra layers
Change of clothes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 west and get off at the Dead Man's Flats exit (following the signs to Banff Gate Mountain Resort). Cross the overpass at Dead Man's Flats to the south side of Highway #1. Continue along the gravel road for approx 1.3km and turn right into the trail head parking lot.

Please acknowledge you have read and understand the new COVID-19 event restrictions upon sign- up.

* PHYSICAL DISTANCING - Mandatory 2m with event participants and also other people in the vicinity.
* FOOD/SNACKS - Bring your own. No sharing permitted.
* MASKS - Encouraged but not required. It is strongly suggested masks be taken even if not used the whole time, in case of an emergency or if a situation develops that requires them and/or PPE gloves.
* HAND WASHING/SANITIZER - Encouraged wherever possible. Bring your own wipes, sanitizer, or masks (if needed).
* CHANGES - Event may be cancelled or changed on short notice due to changes in government restrictions, or at the coordinators discretion.
* ILLNESS - Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or COVID-19 symptoms.

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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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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!