Prairie Mountain - Sat, May 9 2009

Prairie Mountain (5/9/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Near Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 9 2009  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 8 2009 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~4.5hours(+,-) + driving time
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:9
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 11 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Sorry no runners or jeans.

Distance: 8km round trip
Elevation gain: 715m

Although this hike has been done a zillion times by alot of us, at this time of the year, it's a great early season conditioner that is close to town. The route for this hike is well traveled & the climb is steep, though this is well worth the effort. The view from a tongue of land at the top is spectacular; Calgary to the east, Moose Mountain to the north and Banded Peak and range to the west.

The trail this past week on certain parts was very slippery in places, so it's probably a good idea to bring your icers and hiking poles.Speed Demons pls note-the maximum pace will be Slow
(I haven't been hiking alot lately)

If you have never hiked before please note that you gain ALOT of elevation within a short distance so it is recommended that you probably start the season off with a hike with LESS elevation and build up from there.

Required Items to Bring:
-Hiking boots
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots
-Lunch/Water-1 litre minimum
-Dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
-Personal first aid kit
-Bear spray and or air horn

How to Get There:
Event Directions:How do I get to Prairie Mountain?
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 . Highway 22X turns into 22 just before Priddis-keep going westbound the 22 turns into HWY66. Continue until you reach the "winter gate" and park there.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 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 $38.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, January 27, 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.


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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: