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Three Isle Lake Backpack (9/26/2020)

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$15.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)
The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 26 2020, Sun, Sep 27 2020  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 21 2020 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:2 days 1 night
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:4
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 5 (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 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.

This will be a backcountry overnight at a designated campsite. Enjoy beautiful lake and mountain views at this scenic site. The trail continues through forested terrain to Forks Backcountry Campground, before climbing a steep headwall and accessing Three Isle Lake Backcountry Campground. No fires permitted. Expect possible early winter conditions. . There are pit/vault toilets and secure food storage lockers here. It's also Golden Larch viewing season.
If we get there early enough, there are options to do side trips or go fishing. Expect about 3-4 hours to hike in give or take. Backcountry glamping at its finest. Individual tenting required unless you have a cohort to share your tent.

Distance: 10.3 km one way
Elevation: 580 m gain

SATURDAY – Morning drive out to the trail head, hike in to the site, chill, go fishing or explore the local area. South Kananaskis pass is an option. Have dinner. Adult beverages are ok. Bring something light to share.
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'll probably stop over somewhere for late lunch.

- Payment is due immediately for registration. You'll be on the waitlist first and added to the event once payment is made.
- See notes on cancellations below.
- NO CARPOOL. Meet at trailhead.
- Backs should preferably be lightweight.
- This is a fun anything goes event.
- Speed will be moderate with stops for photo ops.
- All weather event, unless its the next biblical flood or snowstorm. Expect possible early winter conditions.
- It's bear country so you'll really need to practice bear awareness and safety. Bear spray is MANDATORY.

You will need your own backpacking gear as we will be tenting separately unless you have a cohort to share. 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.
Sample Lightweight Backpacking List (the lighter the.

Required Items to Bring:
- Bear Spray
- Lightweight backpacking gear. Preferably under 35lbs total, the lighter the better. Makes the hike in more enjoyable.
- Personal first aid kit
- Adequate layers and rain gear for the conditions
- Face mask and Hand sanitizer.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- Hiking Poles
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- If you want to fish, bring your own rod and have a valid permit
- Satellite communication devices.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The most direct access for the Three Isle Backcountry Campground in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, is via North Interlakes Day Use are through the Upper Kananaskis Lake Circuit/Three Isle Lake Trail.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Refunds are pro-rated less cancellation fees as required by Alberta Parks. The cancellation fee for this event is approx $8 (pro-rated reservation fee + cancellation amendment fee subject to change). Any cancellation or change must be made more than 72 hours before 2:00 p.m. of the scheduled arrival date

Waiting List

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