Pigeon Mountain - Thu, Aug 14 2008

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Pigeon Mountain (8/14/2008)

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:Pigeon Mountain / Dead Man's Flats(south of Canmore)
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Aug 14 2008  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Aug 13 2008 11:00:00 PM
Event Duration:about 6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
Darlene S
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 15 kms return
Elevation gain: 990 metres

It's great to go on a hike that's close to Calgary . This is mostly steep hiking, if you are ok with Prairie Mountain or Ha Ling Peak, you should be ok with this one (it's just longer).

From the trailhead parking lot, follow up the trail for approx 100m and turn left onto the Skogan Pass Trail (very visible electrical power line right of way). Follow the Skogan Pass Trail, crossing or circumventing two small ravines along the way, for approx 3 � 4 kms to a well marked trail (marked by cairn) on your left. Follow this trail for approx 1 to 2 klms to another trail on your left marked by a �Living with Wildlife� sign. This trail will take you above the tree line and leads to the Pigeon Mountain summit. We'll be aiming to gain both the minor summit and summit of Pigeon Mountain . Please come prepared for inclement weather.

Please Note:Exploratory Trip. Please allow time/patience. thanks
PACE:Expect a steady pace for this hike - sorry this is NOT a slowpokes hike, nor is it one for speed demons. You should be in good shape and/or have done hikes of similar distance and elevation earlier in the season.


Required Items to Bring:
-hiking boots required, sorry no runners
- bag to put dirty/dusty boots in
- extra clothing
- rain gear
- lunch, fluids
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- gaiters
- hiking poles
- first aid kit
- bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 west and get off at the Dead Man�s Flats exit (following the signs to Banff Gate Mountain Resort). Cross the overpass at Dead Man�s Flats to the south side of Highway #1. Continue along the gravel road for approx 1.3km and turn right into the trailhead parking lot.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):172Km
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 $55.04 (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.
 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: