Moderate Scramble - Mt Hood

With King Creek Ridge trail as the ascent and King Creek Canyon trail as the descent, this has to be one of the nicest trails I have ever hiked!  You get a beautiful view as you climb the ridge and then come back down through the canyon.  As we hike through the canyon we will cross the stream multiple times, get ready for wet feet!


Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 2903 m
Elevation gain: 1300 m

Distance: 10.3 km 
Time: 6-7 hrs

More info:

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-King-Creek-near-Kananaskis-AB-1396

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page.php?id=10_01e&page=1

http://www.bobspirko.ca/Elbow/MtHood/MtHood.html

Weather forecast:


Trail conditions: TBD

 

EQUIPMENT:

Hiking boots

Headlamp

Hiking poles

Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves)

Lunch and drinks

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.

The trailhead is on the east side of Hwy 40 (Kananaskis Trail) across the hwy from the offical entrance to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, about 40km south of Hwy 1.

 

WAIVER:

You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.

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  • Trevor B.

    Hung is NOT allowed to lead the scramble this time, he has attempted this one once before, I will be leading the entire way......

    September 12, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      Scott, that weird slope was called a scramble, which you signed up for, and flying rocks is because you don't know how to scramble and not kick rocks, neither of those are Hung's fault!

      September 26, 2013

    • Scott

      Oh, I'm not complaining. It was fun ... and memorable. :)

      September 26, 2013

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