This Meetup is cancelled

Hike: Prairie Creek, Powderface Ridge

  • Brentwood LRT Station - Pay & P

    Crowchild Trail & 32 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB (map)

    51.044495 -114.063232

  • I will be driving a white Nissan Versa. My cell number is (403)[masked]
  • Recover from all the late night partying with an easy hike up the rolling creekbeds, and then back along Powderface Ridge. A great trek while the conditions are still questionable. Only the distance makes it a bit more challenging. Will have to watch the timing as the sunsets at 6pm now-a-days! Provided there are enough drivers, this will be a (short) shuttle trip.

    A good level of fitness is required as the pace is moderate to fast. Please be realistic about your abilities. You must be able to commit to the entire event.

    Rating: Difficult (D5)
    Distance: 19 km
    Elevation gain: 450 m
    Time: 5-7 hrs (+ driving time: 1h one way)

    More info:

    http://hikingwithbarry.com/2010/04/30/powderface-ridge-%E2%80%93-kananaskis-country-%E2%80%93-may-15-2008/

    http://hikealberta.com/hike/prairie-creek-and-powderface-creek-trail-loop

    EQUIPMENT:

    • Hiking boots, water sandals, post-hike shoes

    • Hiking poles

    • Proper clothing (rain jacket/pants/cover for pack, toque, gloves, wool socks)

    • Lunch and drinks (water, warm tea, beer, baileys - no bladders!)

    • Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sunscreen

    • Head lamp (shouldn't be necessary; just in case)

    • Micro spikes or crampons (optional)

    • No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

    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.

    Access Hwy 66 either from Hwy 22X, or the Hwy 22 from Bragg Creek. 22 km west along Hwy 66, you'll encounter Powderface Trail road. At the junction of Hwy. 66 (Elbow Falls Trail) and Powderface Trail (road) is a small parking area on the north side.  (Google Maps)

    Leave a message in the comments if you'd like to meet up in the south end of town (Somerset-Bridlewood LRT station), rather than the north end.

    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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  • Erika

    Forecast hasn't improved, and as you can see its dreadful outside. Unfortunately sometimes the weather prevents us from taking trips, and this is just one of those days.

    October 27, 2013

    • Anna

      Too bad. Have a great day staying in! I will bake muffins! :-)

      October 27, 2013

    • Alex B.

      It's pretty crazy outside for sure. Maybe another time, have fun!

      October 27, 2013

  • Erika

    Forecast is predicting 20cm of snow in Calgary, Bragg Creek (roughly en route) and Turner Valley tomorrow. Unless the forecast changes, I'm not sure its the best idea to be on the roads, especially as not everyone will have their winters on (I know I don't). If it goes ahead, who is leaving from Cochrane & meeting us there? Who is meeting at Brentwood, and who is meeting in the south end of town?

    October 26, 2013

    • Erika

      The forecast hasn't really changed any - they still think it'll be 15-20 cm of snow in all regions between here and where we're hiking (which means the roads will suck and we'll be lucky if we can see the trail). We can see how it looks in the morning (I'll update again at 9am), but it may be best to make other plans.

      October 26, 2013

    • Anna

      I just read the conversation. Got it

      October 26, 2013

  • Anna

    Hello. Is anyone willing to pick me up in the morning please? I live close by Glenmore and Sarcee trail and Richmond... kind of..west hills/ glamorgan area. Please and thank u. [masked]

    October 26, 2013

  • Jessica D.

    I would be at brentwood

    October 26, 2013

    • Erika

      Yes, the idea is to leave at 10am, but the conditions/forecast need to severely change between tonight and tomorrow morning.

      October 26, 2013

    • Anna

      Hey Erika, do u think of cancelling the hike? I wonder if we should make that decision tonight or would u wait till first thing in the morning?

      October 26, 2013

  • Shaylion

    Think I'll go to the ski sale instead tomorrow, I got my seasons pass to louise but am in desperate need of a new board:) have funa all yall brave souls who venture out

    October 26, 2013

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