Backpacking - Elbow Loop - RANDOM BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING - Sat, May 21 2022, Sun, May 22 2022, Mon, May 23 2022

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Backpacking - Elbow Loop - RANDOM BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING (5/21/2022)

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 - Backpack
Event Location:Elbow Loop - Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 21 2022, Sun, May 22 2022, Mon, May 23 2022  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 6 2022 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 days, 2 nights
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Len M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 43 kms
Elevation: 875 meters cumulative

This is a training / conditioning backpacking and camping event for our WEST COAST TRAIL - July 2022 backpacking event. COC members are welcome to participate, however priority will be given to those signed up for the WEST COAST TRAIL - July 2022 backpacking event. Signup on the "Waiting List" and Event Coordinator will contact you. Exact meeting location and time will be emailed to those accepted on the event.
We will backpack / hike along the Elbow Loop counter- clockwise which will lead us up the Little Elbow trail over Little Elbow Pass and return via the Big Elbow trail. Saturday and Sunday evening we will set up our campsites, subject to the Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park restrictions.
This loop has a bit of everything: single track, long climbs, fast down hills, rolling hills, small creek crossings and the best scenery Kananaskis has to offer.

The pace will be moderate and we will remain together as a group.
RANDOM CAMPING IS PERMITTED IN THE ELBOW-SHEEP WILDLAND PROVINCIAL PARK, subject to the following:
Random Camping IS NOT PERMITTED within 1 km of a designated camping facility, road, Provincial Park or Provincial Recreation Area Boundary.

Required Items to Bring:
This is RANDOM BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING EVENT, there are NO CAMPGROUNDS, NO OUTHOUSES.
- THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO SAMPLE AND TEST OUR WCT GEAR AND PROVISIONS, MAKE SURE YOU BRING THE GEAR YOU PLAN TO USE ON WCT
- Either a bear hang, bear cannister or a Ursack
- Lightweight backpacking camping gear
- Meals and snacks for 3 days (minimum 2 breakfast, 2 dinners + sustaining snacks
- 1.5L of water and water filtration system.
- Rain Gear
- Proper clothing (for wet or dry weather)
- Toiletries
- Toilet paper and trowel (for nature breaks)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera
- Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: As of June 1, 2021, you will need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass to attend this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Turn left at Bragg Creek and then right on highway #66. Drive ~30 kms to large parking lot just before the entrance to the campsite on left side of the road.

Notes:

- 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: