Arnica Lake/Twin Lakes - Sun, Sep 19 2021

Arnica Lake/Twin Lakes (9/19/2021)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 19 2021  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 18 2021 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5-6 hours plus drive time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance 16 km
Elevation Gain 600 m

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: Participation in this event is conditional upon attendee compliance with the following restrictions: If you have COVID-19, COVID-19- like symptoms, 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 this requirement may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

See our COVID-19 Policy for complete information.

A hike to four very beautiful mountain lakes and hopefully a beautiful larch display.

We start from the Vista Lake viewpoint, where we quickly lose an elevation of 120m to Vista Lake. Then we gain an elevation of 600m over the next 3.6 km to Arnica Lake, which is backed against the cliffs of Storm Mountain. The trail continues over Arnica summit to Twin Lakes, reaching Upper Twin after a steady 1.4 km descent. This is the scenic approach to Twin Lakes.

This trip is best suited to strong/fit hikers as there are prolonged steep sections on this hike.

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy Hiking Boots
Warm Clothing
Rain Gear
Park Pass
Mosquito Repellant
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Bear spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 west from Calgary to Banff and follow it to the Banff/Radium Highway 1/93 junction. Take Highway 93 south towards Radium. Drive 8km to a turnoff on your left at the Vista Lake/Arnica trailhead

There is no carpool for this event but you are welcome to make your own arrangements with other attendees. I do have room for 2 people in my vehicle if you are willing to prove that you are fully vaccinated.
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Cost & Payment:
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