**Bring a park pass if you have one, they are required**
If you have not done at least a 1000m elevation gain and 15-20 km hike this summer, this snowshoe is not for you. Please update your RSVP as many people want to attend. If you are fit, this will be an amazing snowshoe and great day:)
We are going to go snowshoe in the Kootenay as there should be more snow there early season! This trail will take us past Vista Lake and to Arnica Lake. If time permits, we can push on to see if we can do Twin Lakes.
Elevation: 2500 m
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 580 m
Time: 6 hours
Hiking or winter boots
Ski or hiking poles
Proper seasonal clothing (dress in layers, toque, gloves, wool socks)
Lunch and drinks (no hydration bladders in winter as they freeze up)
Sun glasses/SPF rated lip balm
No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!
Snowshoes and hiking poles can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or 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.
Drive west of Calgary on Highway #1. Go south on on Hwy 93, trailhead is at the Vista Lake Viewpoint, 2 km east of the BC border. The viewpoint is on the south side of the highway.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have these for you.