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Powderface Pass (up to the saddle) (10/17/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Kananaskis (near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 17 2020  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 16 2020 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours + drive time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Approx. Distance: ~13.6km return
Elevation Gain to Pass: ~509m

The early part is along a level trail with most of the elevation gain being in the last 3 km. Once the pass has been reached, a wonderful view of the Powder Creek Valley is available. +++

Note that we will take a few breaks along the way and we will plan to have lunch at the pass. Please do not be in a rush to return to Calgary, we are out to enjoy the day and time may vary.

Our pace will be relaxed during the uphill portions and moderate for the balance.
We may extend hike to the minor peak just north of the pass, this has minimum extra elevation gain, and is only a few hundred meters. We will assess when we reach the pass

COVID-19 considerations
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.

Required Items to Bring:
- Plenty of water (~1L )
- Hat and Mitts
- Lunch
- First-aid kit is always highly recommended
- Plastic bag to put muddy footwear in
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Micro Spikes or Icers
- Thermos with hot beverage
- Headlamp, in case we are really slow :-)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take HWY 22x West to Bragg Creek.
Travel 19 kms west on Hwy 66 toward Kananaskis.
We will meet at the Prairie Creek Trail head. This is just west of the winter gate, which should still be open

Winter Safety Considerations

Entered by Mick 16th October 2020

Terrain Classification: Simple Terrain - There are no avalanche areas on this trail. />
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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