The weather looks amazing on Saturday and I am getting tired of winter sports, let's climb a mountain! We shall go to the Longview area to avoid snow.
Rating: Easy Scramble
Distance: 11 km
Elevation gain: 973 m
Time: 5-6 hrs
Weather forecast: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caab0199
Trail conditions: TBD
- Hiking boots
- Hiking poles
- Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves)
- Lunch and drinks (warm tea, beer, baileys)
- Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sunscreen
Gear can be rented at MEC and UofC Outdoor Center.
DRIVING AND DIRECTIONS:
We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.
From Calgary to the trailhead is about a 2 hour drive. Head south of Calgary on highway 2 to Nanton. On the south side of Nanton you take highway 533 west for approx 40km to highway 22 near Chain Lakes Provincial Park. Turn left and head south down 22 for approx 48km and turn right or west onto gravel road 517. The turn here is just past the bridge across the Old Man River on highway 22. Head west on 517 for approx 17km with a good view of Thunder Mountain before you. Park on the left side of the road or ascend the short rough road to the flat area and you step out of your car and are on the ridge in 2 minutes or less.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.