Rawson Lake and Sarrail Ridge Larch Hike - Sun, Sep 24 2023

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Rawson Lake and Sarrail Ridge Larch Hike (9/24/2023)

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 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:Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 24 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Sep 23 2023 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 hours(plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): colin
Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 8 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Round trip: 11.3 km
Elevation gain: approx 800 meters
The first half to Rawson Lake is an easy, steady ~300M incline on a well-established trail, popular on the weekends. The second part, to Sarrail Ridge is a steep ~500M climb on a poor trail. Although not quite a scramble, the use of hiking poles is highly recommended. The climb is worth it for the awesome view of Upper Kananaskis Lake to the North and Rawson Lake to the South East. It is grizzly area so bring bear spray if you have it.

We'll park at the Upper Lake Day Use parking lot.

Kananaskis Conservation Pass fees apply for any vehicle access into Kananaskis Country. The mandatory fee of: Day pass - $15 (registers one vehicle) or Yearly pass - $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles) applies. You can purchase your pass beforehand,online at:
Kananaskis Conservation Pass


Required Items to Bring:
Hiking Boots
Hiking poles
Bear Spray
Appropriate clothing for weather
Money for carpool driver
Kananaskis pass if you are driving
Lunch, Water and Snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Gaiters
Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada Highway west from Calgary for approximately 70 km, then turn south on Highway 40 for approximately 50 km. Turn right onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail and follow the signs to the Upper Lake parking lots.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):260Km
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 $83.20 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Saturday, July 13, 2024). 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:

- 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: