The Rockwall - Part 2 - moderate pace - Sat, Aug 8 2009, Sun, Aug 9 2009

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The Rockwall - Part 2 - moderate pace (8/8/2009)

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 will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the COC.

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:Kootenay National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 8 2009, Sun, Aug 9 2009  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Jul 30 2009 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Genevieve
You must be logged in to get the Event Coordinator contact information.
Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 10 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is not a trip for beginners! There is significant elevation/distance on this trip!

The Rockwall is a 55 KM long trail in Kootenay National Park. This is what DONT WASTE YOUR TIME IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES has to say about it: "The trail slams up against a stone monolith, glides through meadows, dip under glaciers, and whips past lakes and waterfalls".
Sounding good? Yes, except that I don't have 5 consecutive days to hike it!
So I decided to hike the Rockwall in 2 parts: Part one on August long weekend (3 days, 2 nights), and part 2 (THIS TRIP) on the August 8 and 9 weekend (2 days, 1 night).'br" PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, YOU ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY SIGNED UP FOR THE AUGUST LONG WEEKEND TRIP: PART 1 OF THE ROCKWALL IS A SEPARATE EVENT

DAY 1: Saturday, August 8

Hike from Floe Lake parking lot to Floe Lake campground
10.5 km; elevation gain 715 m; ?about 5-6 hours
Camp at Floe Lake campground

DAY 2: Sunday, August 8

Hike from Floe Lake campground to Numa Creek parking lot
16.4 km; elevation gain 315 m; ?about 6-7 hours
Drive back to Calgary

When you sign up, please indicate if:
1-You have a backcountry tent and how many people can fit in the tent
2-You have a backcountry cooking stove
3-you have a preference sharing a tent with male or female: WE WILL HAVE TO SHARE TENTS (at least 2 people per tent)

The cost for this event is $12 per person.
Payment: You must pay in full when registering or I will have to move you to the waiting list.
Payment through Paypal OR Online Banking Email Money Transfer Payment. Send payment to and include your COC username.
Absolutely no refunds from me. If you need to cancel, let me know and I will put you in contact with the person who is taking your spot. You can then arrange to get your refund from that person.
Your coordinator will not be dealing with payment beyond the original payment.

Required Items to Bring:
Backcountry camping gear: Please refer to COC "what to bring" on a backcountry hiking/camping trip
rain gear and waterproof pack cover are essential
hiking boots
$$$ for National Park entrance OR bring park pass
Please contact me if you need help with what to bring on the trip
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive West on Highway 1 (Transcan) to Castle junction. From there, take highway 93 Souht-West towards Radium. Park at Floe Lake parking lot. We will leave one car at the trail end on the way to the trailhead
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):340Km
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 $119.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Tuesday, November 29, 2022). 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.


- 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

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:backcountry campground/wilderness pass for 2 nights
administrative fees (paypal, online banking)
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: