Powderface Creek Trail & Pass - Sat, Nov 4 2006

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Powderface Creek Trail & Pass (11/4/2006)

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 (near Bragg Creek)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 4 2006  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 1 2006 11:59 PM
Event Duration:~5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:13
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 13 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Itinerary:
Approx. Distance: 16km return
Elevation Gain to Pass 509m/loss 289.

Hiking boots required - sorry no runners or jeans.

We will meet at the Powderface Creek parking lot, just past the Elbow Falls parking lot and the winter gate. The trail follows the Powderface Creek Valley for about 4 km before beginning its climb through the forest to the pass (approx. 3 more km). The early part of the trip is along fairly level trail with most of the elevation gain being in the last 3 km. Once the pass has been reached a wonderful view of the the Powder Creek Valley is available.

If you're not sure how high 509M is, the Calgary Tower is 190.8M high, so it would be like going up/down the tower a bit more than 2 1/2 times.

It has been suggested to me since we are now hiking in "winter conditions" to code this event "moderate to difficult". There is currently snow on the trail so there is much more of a workout then a regular summer hike, which means that this hike is not recommended for members who have not yet hiked this year.


Required Items to Bring:
- Icers - Ice cleats
- Hiking poles
- Hat
- Extra pair of mitts
- Water/lunch
- Gaiters
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Personal first aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive south on Macleod Trail & exit out of town on 22X westbound (Marquis of Lorne). If you drive by Spruce Meadows you know that you're heading in the right direction . HWY 22X turns into 22 - keep going westbound the 22 turns into HWY 66. Follow HWY 66 past Elbow Falls to the Powderface parking lot on the right hand side.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
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 $38.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Wednesday, December 1, 2021). 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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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: