Fording River Pass Backpack - Sat, Jun 1 2024

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Fording River Pass Backpack (6/1/2024)

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 - Backpack
Event Location:Baril Creek Trailhead
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 1 2024  12:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 11:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 30 2024 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Benn C
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Overnighter at Fording River Pass via Baril Creek.
We will be random camping. Bring a light pack. You'll need a bear canister for food storage.
If it is still snowed in or super windy we'll backtrack to James Lake.
Not for super slow pokes. Should be fit enough to do the hike in a reasonable (aka Ben's pace) time. If you need a ride, indicate in your sign up.

Distance: 13.5km
Total Elevation Gain: 800m
2 days of backpacking.

Preference will be given to those who have hiked/backpacked with me before. If you have not, come out on one of my events. Group size is dependent on the number of suitable attendees.

This trip is for lightweight backpackers. Starting pack weight should not exceed 30lbs total given the distance and elevation for each day. No group gear being shared.
Indicate in your rsvp if you need to carpool.
Any questions, message me.

Required Items to Bring:
- Bear Spray
- Usual backpacking gear.
- Rain clothing.
- Bear Canister or Ursack
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Poles
- Sunscreen
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Trail Head
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
Carpool Departure Time: 11:00 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 $76.80 (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.


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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.

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