Powderface Ridge - Fri, Nov 10 2023

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Powderface Ridge (11/10/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Nov 10 2023  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 9 2023 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 - 5 hours (not including travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Rhonda K
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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:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 14 km (round trip)
Elevation gain: 640m

The trail climbs steadily for the first 4.5 km. Then flattens out for a bit before we head into the forest and up to the ridge. We'll eat lunch on or near the ridge and then we will return along the same route.

This is a moderately strenuous hike so the pace will be set to match the abilities of the group. Please be prepared to stay as a group.


Required Items to Bring:
Hiking boots
Icers
Hiking poles
Gaiters, appropriate warm clothing, gloves, warm hat/ear warmers, water, lunch
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bear spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:West on Highway 8. Turn off to go to Bragg Creek which is Highway 22. At Bragg Creek turn left at the traffic lights. Turn right onto Highway 66 and follow Highway 66 for about 27 km to the junction with Powderface Trail (this is at the corner where you turn to Little Elbow campground). Park at this junction, and just beyond the cattle guard you'll see the trail climbing the hillside to the right side of the gravel road. We'll park at the start of the gravel road.
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 $41.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, June 18, 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.
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Cost & Payment:
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