Powderface Ridge - East Approach - Sat, Sep 24 2022

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Powderface Ridge - East Approach (9/24/2022)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis (near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 24 2022  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 23 2022 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 5 - 6 hours + drive time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Leonard Kampel
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 0 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Approx. Distance: ~ 17km return
Elevation Gain:~680M
++++DRIVERS needed++++

We will be approaching Powderface Ridge from the East on this trip. The trail climbs through the forest until it reaches the base of the East outlier. We climb to the top there and take a quick rest then proceed towards the ridge. Once on the ridge we will carry on to the North end with views of the mountains and the western outlier and Powderface pass. We will return the same way. +++ Although there is a carpool for this event it will depend on getting enough drivers for the participants. We will all meet at the parking lot of Elbow Valley Info Centre at 9:15 no matter what.

PACE: Relaxed pace when doing the uphill portions and moderate for flat sections.


Required Items to Bring:
- CASH (no e-transfer) to pay your driver.

- Proper footwear
- Plastic bag to put muddy/dirty boots in.
- Plenty of water.
- Lunch
- Dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
- Toque and Mitts (can be pretty windy at the top)
- First-aid kit (do not rely on coordinator)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
NOTE: A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to drive to this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to Highway 22, follow Highway 22 south through Bragg Creek, turning left at the 4-way stop. At the Highway 66 Junction, turn right and follow Highway 66. Continue past the Elbow Falls area and proceed up to the pass. The Mustang Hills parking area is the first one you come across on your right. We will start from there. Please arrive 15 minutes early as we will leave at the outlined start time. Link to trailhead Map
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $45.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, October 3, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Notes:
Please advise how many people including yourself can fit in your car.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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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.

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