Wasootch Ridge - Sun, May 26 2024

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Wasootch Ridge (5/26/2024)

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, May 26 2024  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 25 2024 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Approx. 6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): 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:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: 12 km, round trip
Elevation Gain: 830 m
Pace: Moderate

This is a challenging hike. Proper hiking footwear required!

We will be hiking at a moderate pace, allowing for breaks as needed along the steeper terrain.

Wasootch Ridge offers an interesting series of climbs and decents. The ascents are persistent up a long ridge on the east side of Kananaskis Valley. Once on top of the ridge you'll get 360 degree views all around. We will turn around at the cairn where the trail is flat and not extend the hike to the final scrambly bit.

Please keep in mind posted 'event durations' are estimates only.
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 (no runners)
- Bear Spray
- Water (at least one litre)
- Lunch, snacks
- Clothes for changeable weather including rain jacket
- Warm layers
- Plastic bag for your muddy boots for drive home
- money for carpool driver
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Icers or similar traction for your boots (there may be snow at higher elevations)
- Gaiters
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:The Wasootch trailhead is just south of Barrier Lake on Hwy 40.
From Hwy 1 drive south on Hwy 40. Slow down after crossing signed Porcupine Creek. Turn left into Wasootch Creek day use area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):165Km
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 $52.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Saturday, June 22, 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.


- 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: