Sulphur Mtn/ Banff Hot Springs - Fri, Dec 2 2022

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Sulphur Mtn/ Banff Hot Springs (12/2/2022)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Dec 2 2022  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Dec 1 2022 3:00:00 PM
Event Duration:8 hrs (inc. driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Marcel B
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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:3
Number Registered So Far: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 5.5 km one way
Elevation gain: 670m

Maintaining fitness can sometimes be a challenge as we get into the shoulder season. This hike will be a ‘go at your own pace’ event but participants should aim to be at the top within two hours. Two hours is not a fast pace but still requires a good level of fitness. This is not a race to the top event but more about getting a decent workout in.

Sulphur Mountain is a moderately challenging, but rewarding, hike up under the gondola. We will regroup on the fourth level for a well deserved lunch. After lunch, we'll hike back down the trail and head to the hotpools afterwards for a relaxing post hike dip.

This trip is best suited to fit hikers. There may be snow/ice on the trail so please bring microspikes.

Required Items to Bring:
· Microspikes
· Pack to carry your gear & supplies
· Hiking boots
· Water and lunch
· Appropriate clothing
· Personal first aid kit
· Swimwear - towel - etc.
· Plastic bag for your wet/muddy stuff
· $9.25 for hot springs
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
· Gaiters
· Poles
· Change of clothes for after hot springs

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1, (Trans Canada Hwy) west to Banff National Park. Take the Banff, Lake Minnewanka exit and turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Ave. Follow Banff Ave thru town and across Bow River Bridge. At “T” intersection after the bridge, turn left. After a few hundred metres around a bend, to the right is a fork in the road, bear right onto Mountain Ave (Look for a sign that points you towards the Banff Upper Hot Springs). After about 5 minutes you’ll see the Rim Rock Hotel on your left, keep going for a hundred metres bearing right until you come to a small traffic circle which is in front of the parking lot of the Banff Upper Hot Springs. We will be parking in this lot for both activities. We will meet up at the trail head there.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $94.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Tuesday, November 29, 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.

Winter Safety Consideration-
This trail is part of Banff National Park's list of winter trails and currently has no advisories except microspikes recommended.

- 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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