Jumping Pound Loop Hike - Sun, May 12 2024

Jumping Pound Loop Hike (5/12/2024)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Pinetop Day Use Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 12 2024  9:40 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 11 2024 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 hr plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Distance: 8.5 km round trip
Elevation Gain: 55m

Time to kick off shoulder season! "This easy loop winding through meadow and forest is a popular choice for early spring and late fall. It has two distinct sections: the undulating high line north of the highway which offers views of Moose Mountain and the 2005 pipeline right-of-way, and the riverbank route south of the highway." (kananaskistrails.com)

We will start with the highline to get most of the ups and downs done first and enjoy the views of the front range mountains. Our pace will be moderate / steady (about 3.5 - 4 km/hr) with brief stops for water, quick photos and layer adjustments along the way. Because it is early in the day, the temperature will be cool so we will try to keep moving to stay warm without overheating. This will not be suitable for very slow pokes or those wishing to stop and do a lot of photography. Fast hikers are welcome but should come prepared to stay with the group.

If the day is clear as forecast, we should have nice views of the front range on our way out along the north 'highline'. Given the time of year, there may still be ice, snow and mud on the trail. Microspikes are recommended for a safe outing, gaiters to keep you clean and if you are carpooling, a spare set of shoes and a bag for muddy things for the ride home.

Dogs are welcome if they are on leash the whole time and friendly when sharing the trail with hikers, bikers and other dogs. I will ask those with dogs to meet us there versus carpooling, please!

Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots
Spare shoes and boot bag for your carpool
micro spikes (or other form of foot traction)
bear spray
hat / toque and or gloves
non-cotton clothing
wind-proof layer
extra warm layers
Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
hiking poles
dry shirt for the drive home
toilet paper (& garbage bag)
sunglasses / sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: As of June 1st 2021, you will need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass to attend this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west and take the Highway 68 exit. At the 12 km mark, you'll cross a cattle guard and the road will turn to gravel. The day use area is immediately on the left. Note that the parking lot may be closed for winter. If that is the case, we'll park along the side of the road.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):58Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 $18.56 (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.


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Cost & Payment:
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