Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House Hike - Sat, Oct 7 2023

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Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House Hike (10/7/2023)

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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the COC.

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:Lake Louise Ski Area (Shuttle)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 7 2023  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 6 2023 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6.5 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:$8.30/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Total Distance: 16 km (+opt. 3 km extension)
Elevation Gain: 588 m
Pace: Relaxed (3 - 4km / hr; slower on the hills, steady on the flats, with photo stops at the good spots!

Celebrate the fall season with a hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House for refreshments with a view.(No pumpkin spice lattes, but their loaves are very tasty!) Fingers crossed our fall is as lovely as our spring was! If not, plan to bring a rain jacket and icers to go with your thermos!

We will catch the 9 a.m. shuttle bus to the lake and begin our hike by heading up to the Highline Route (turning off at Mirror Lake). This gets the climbing out of the way first and helps us beat the crowds at the lakeshore. We'll arrive for 'tea' late morning / noon, where you will be welcome to eat the food you brought or purchase some of the treats made on site at the tea house (I'll send you the menu before we go). For those with extra energy, there will be an opportunity to do an extension out towards the glaciers for a better view during our stop (3km round trip). Those not interested can enjoy additional time at the tea house and take in the view of the nearby glaciers.

Tickets for the shuttle have been pre- purchased by your coordinator. Please plan to e-transfer the funds upon your registration to secure your spot. If I don't hear from you within 48 hours, I'll move you to a waitlist.

Required Items to Bring:
Lunch / snacks and/or CASH to buy food
Hiking boots or trail shoes
Non-cotton layers
Rain gear / toque / gloves - even if sunny!
Park pass or $$ for entry into Banff National Park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles
First-aid kit
Bear Spray
Padded sit-upon
Headlamp (in case we are delayed)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada) and continue to the Lake Louise Exit. Turn right at the lights and follow the signs to the Lake Louise Ski Resort parking area. We will re- group near the Lake Louise Shuttle staging area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):306Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 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 $107.10 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Tuesday, September 26, 2023). 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.

If you are unable to drive to the carpool, contact the coordinator and I see if you are able to carpool from the city with another member.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

- 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:
Member Cost:$8.30/Person
Cost Includes:Cost of shuttle bus - payable to your coordinator upon registration.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
*Note: I will not be arranging for shuttle refunds for cancellations done after 12 p.m. on the Friday. Please aim to cancel ahead of the cutoff, or find a member to replace you if you have to cancel at that time. Thanks!

Waiting List

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