Moose Mountain Lookout - Sat, May 30 2009

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Moose Mountain Lookout (5/30/2009)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 30 2009  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, May 29 2009 9:30:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 5 - 6 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
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:11
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 11 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Return: approximately 14 Km / 670m gain
Proper hiking footwear required, sorry no runners or jeans. thanks

It's great to live in Calgary! You don't have to travel far to get a quick hike in. Take Moose Mountain fire lookout. It provides a very scenic view on a clear day, whereby the foursome can be seen to the southwest:Banded Peak, Outlaw Peak, Mt. Cornwall and Mt. Glasgow. You'll have many "digital moments". Moose Mountain is located halfway between the prairies and the first range of the Rocky Mountains.

We are planning to have lunch at the summit(where the fire lookout is). Hopefully the sun will be out and the wind light & not too much snow so we can make it. At 9:35am Elbow Valley Info. Centre confirmed this AM that hikers have started this season doing this trail & that there is still Snow on the trail, so gaiters are strongly recommended.

PACE:Please note that this is not a speed demons hike(getting to the top in record time) nor is for very slowpokes. If you're not sure about a hike, please always feel free to contact the coordinator

Pls note:If you have not Recently hiked with alot of elevation, it is highly recommended that you start with a hike with less elevation. Always remember to hike within your own ability.

Required Items to Bring:
- Good hiking boots required as the trail is very rocky. SORRY no runners.
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots.
-Plenty of water(1 litre minimum)
-Hiking poles -Lunch
-Dress in layers -Gaiters
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
-First aid kit
-Bear spray and or air horn

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Drive south again 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 towards Kananaskis. Highway 22X turns into 22 just before Priddis (keep going west) and eventually turns into 66 (3 km before Bragg Creek). Don't turn toward Bragg Creek but continue heading west on Hwy. 66. About 0.7 km past the Paddy's Flats campground access road, we will turn right onto the Moose Mountain Road. This steep, 7.5 km long gravel road will take us to a small parking area at the trailhead. The road is gated from this point on so you can't miss the parking area.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):120Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 Thursday, December 2, 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.


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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.

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