Rockbound Lake - Sat, Aug 30 2008

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Rockbound Lake (8/30/2008)

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:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 30 2008  9:45 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 29 2008 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:~6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Judy T
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:6
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 11 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Adapted from Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies.

Elevation Gain: 760m
Approximate Distance: 16.8km

Nestled beneath the colossal ramparts of Castle Mountain, Rockbound Lake is part of an elemental landscape of water, rock and sky, inspiring in its simplicity. Wildflower displays, larches, intriguing geology, and human history add interest to this outing.

This is a rigorous outing to a high valley hidden behind the ramparts of Castle Mountain and two distinctly different lakes: one a placid, green mirror fringed by open subalpine forest and lush wildflower meadows; the other a cold, grey sheet contained by steep talus slopes and massive, tumbled boulder fields. Both lakes are overshadowed by the impressive Eisenhower Peak tower and the limestone cliffs of Castle Mountain.

Required Items to Bring:
- $ or park pass for entry into Banff National Park
- sturdy hiking boots
- water
- lunch
- clothing for variable weather
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- hiking poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on the Trans Canada Highway. Past Banff, turn North at the exit for 93 South to Radium. A short way down, the road ends at Castle Junction. Turn right onto Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A). The trailhead is at Rockbound Lake, about 100 m ahead on the left.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):360Km
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 $108.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Thursday, May 23, 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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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: