Jumping Pound Loop Backpack Training Hike - Sun, Jun 16 2024

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Jumping Pound Loop Backpack Training Hike (6/16/2024)

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:Pinetop Day Use Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 16 2024  9:10 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 15 2024 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3.5 hr plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:None

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

Itinerary:
Distance: 8.5 km round trip
Elevation Gain: 55m

Difficulty: Moderate if carrying a full pack; Easy-Moderate if carrying a day pack

If you plan to backpack this summer, it's time to take your backpack for a walk! This trip is also perfect for newer or becoming-more-fit hikers who are looking to build mileage at a slower pace with manageable hills.

Backpackers in-training are welcome to bring their full / partially full overnight packs and not worry about holding up the group. Those going light should plan for a slightly slower pace but without a lot of standing stops. Lunch will be on the trail at the 1/2 way (2 hr) point before the trail loops back to the picnic area.

"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 slower-moderate but steady (about 3 - 3.5 km/hr) with brief stops for water, quick photos and layer adjustments along the way.

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... consider carrying some extra weight if you are really speedy! :)


Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots
water
snacks
bear spray
non-cotton clothing
wind-proof / rain layers
Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Overnight backpack
hiking poles
Sit-upon / pad for lunch stop
Spare shoes / sandals for after
hat / toque and or gloves
dry shirt for the drive home if
extra warm layers
toilet paper (& garbage bag)
sunglasses / sunscreen
camera

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: 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 $18.56 (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.

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.

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