Memorial Lakes - Sun, Jul 5 2020

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Memorial Lakes (7/5/2020)

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.

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: Kananaskis - meet at event parking lot at 8:00 am
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 5 2020  8:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 4 2020 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8-9 hours (+driving)
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Lorrie W
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance : 22 km (with flood damage changes)
Elevation Gain : 759m
Pace : moderate

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.

Note that the coordinator has not done this trail before so please be patient. Please go to the included link below and read the write up explaining the trail. Be aware that there was extensive flood damage to the trail but repair work has been done. It will still be but be rugged in places . Please come prepared as we will attempt to reach the Third Lake if the conditions are safe.

This hike should afford great views and will go ahead regardless of conditions (barring lightning).

Waterfalls, tarns, and cliffs will be included in this hike. Starting from the Ribbon Creek Trail head we will follow the creek valley along the well-known trail and then turn right onto a lesser known trail that many people pass by. This is an unsigned path which leads through a forested valley past several raging waterfalls to the three Memorial Lakes. Expect the terrain to be steep and rough going to the second lake with possibly some scrambling to the third lake.

Since this area is frequently visited by bears, we will stay in a close group. Please bring bear spray. No bear bells please.


Required Items to Bring:
- Hiking boots (waterproof)
- Warm layers
- Rain / Wind gear regardless of the weather forecast
- Water
- Bear Spray
- Lunch

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Gaiters
- Hiking poles (highly recommended!)
- First Aid Kit
- Sunscreen
- Bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 west . Drive south on Highway 40 for ~27 km to the Nakiska turn-off. Turn right and follow the signs to the Ribbon Creek Trailhead. We'll meet at the parking lot which is the farthest in at 8

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.

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
Cost Includes:No cost to participate in club events until July 15, 2020.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: