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Bryant Lake Backpack (7/4/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Kananaskis - Powderface Trail
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 4 2020, Sun, Jul 5 2020  9:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 2 2020 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
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

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?

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 co ordinator 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.

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 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, likely still some patches of snow along the trail and at the lake.

Distance: 8 km one way
Elevation Gain: approx 400m

SATURDAY – Early morning drive out to the trail head, haul in to the site, chill for a bit, explore the local area. Have fun. Have dinner. Anyone want to bring a raft? Bring a light snack to share. Note again - having a campfire may not happen so don't count on it, be prepared.
SUNDAY - After a morning breakfast hike out and head back. Do not be in rush to get back to Calgary, we'll be back late as we probably stop over in a town somewhere for refreshments (aka early dinner) depending on time.
- Meet at trailhead parking. NO CARPOOL. Will send out location on Google Maps prior to the trip.
- You should be able to stick with the group and not shoot off on your own.
- You should be reasonably fit. If you're totally new to backpacking, let me know first.
- Our pace will be moderate (3-4 hours hike in) and your pack should not exceed 30lbs 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.
Gear: You will need your own backpacking gear as we will be tenting separately. Be prepared to be self-sufficient. See link for personal backpacking gear if you are new to this, but lighter is more. Contact me if you have not backpacked before.
Typical Backpacking List (the lighter the better).

Required Items to Bring:
- Lightweight backpacking gear. Under 30lbs 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: highly recommend a small bear canister or an ursack. Might not be able to do a hang.
- Face mask and Hand sanitizer. The mask will not be worn but is on standby
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- SPOT or Inreach device
- Hiking poles
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- Bug net

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Wait for email for exact location meet. No cell service out there. Might convoy out if you're not familiar with the area.


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