Cox Hill Hike - Slow / Relaxed Pace - Sat, Jul 3 2021

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Cox Hill Hike - Slow / Relaxed Pace (7/3/2021)

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:Dawson Equestrian Day-Use Area: Sibbald Lake Recreational Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 3 2021  8:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 2 2021 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 hr plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: Participation in this event is conditional upon attendee compliance with government restrictions currently in place. If you have COVID-19, or may have COVID-19 due to a recent exposure, you are expected to withdraw from this event and stay home. We will be more than happy to see you at another event once it is considered safe for you to do so! Failure to comply with these protocols may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

Distance: 13.4 km round trip
Elevation Gain: 775 m

The trail winds and switchbacks steadily upwards through forest with few opportunities to catch your breath. The tree cover doesn't allow for many viewpoints along the way but the summit boasts a full panorama of prairie, foothills, and (possibly) snowy peaks!


The pace will be slow and steady, with regular water breaks. Note that this hike does have over 700m of ascent so a reasonable level of fitness is required - this is not a beginner or season starter hike. Faster hikers are welcome but will be expected to stay with the group. Expect to share the trail with many other hikers, bikes and possibly horses.


Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots / trail shoes
water
food / snacks
bear spray
appropriate clothing
Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
hiking poles
hat / toque and or gloves
bug spray
sunscreen and sunglasses
Toilet paper / garbage bag
Sit-upon for the lunch stop

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: As of June 1st, you will need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass to attend this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west and take the Highway 68 exit. (Note: the road will turn to gravel once you enter the park and the old paved sections that follow have large potholes, so add some extra driving time to whatever Google suggests.)

Pass by the Jumping Pound Demonstration forest and the Sibbald Lake Camping area on the right. Turn left shortly after, onto the Powderface Trail. The parking lot is the Dawson Equestrian lot and it will be on your left.


Notes:
***There will be no carpool for this event, however members are welcome to coordinate carpooling from the city with one-another if they wish. The coordinator will not be coordinating member transportation.***
Have you read and understood the COVID-19 protocols in red in the event description?


- 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 content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.


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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: