Snowshoeing - Arnica Lake Trail

**Location may change based on snow conditions**

Due to warm weather in K-Country, we are going to go snowshoe in the Kootenay! 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.

 

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

Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 2500 m
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 580 m
Time: 5 hours

Additional Info:

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking or winter boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ski or hiking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Proper seasonal clothing (dress in layers, toque, gloves, wool socks)
  • Lunch and drinks (no Camelbaks or hydration bladders in winter)
  • 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.


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

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  • Fadi

    make up your mind Trevor!

    November 24, 2012

    • Trevor B.

      Haha, I was unaware it got changed:P

      November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, is the meet up at 8:30 or later? It said 10:30 previously...

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! Any chance I could grab a ride from someone? I live at 17th Ave SW and 6th St... right beside the Ship & Anchor

    November 24, 2012

  • Kelsey

    My friend and I will be driving, we will have room for up to 3 more. See you Sunday!

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone heading up to Brentwood LRT from the South? I was thinking of parking at Somerset/Shawnessy LRT and then take the train.

    November 23, 2012

  • Jenny L.

    I accidentally in RSVP! !!! It was an accident. How do I change it back to a yes. I do not want to get on wait list again!

    November 22, 2012

  • Jenny L.

    Anyone renting snowshoe at the university of Calgary on Sunday?

    November 20, 2012

  • Jenny L.

    Would also need a ride... I should have a car by the weekend but am a new Calgary driver.

    November 19, 2012

    • Jenny L.

      Thanks! Looking forward to snowshoeing. Just confirming that I can rent snow show at univ or Calgary or mec right?

      November 19, 2012

    • Trevor B.

      Yes, UofC outdoor centre of MEC has then for rent, also consider renting poles and gaiters.

      November 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone going from the SE (22x + Deerfoot) area? Would love to carpool if possible.

    November 17, 2012

    • Scott

      I should caveat. After posting this I received some bad news about the status of my mom... so I might have to bail to Edmonton that day. I'll try to give you as much notice as possible.

      November 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks for letting me know. I hope your moms status improves.

      November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beginners welcome?

    November 9, 2012

    • Trevor B.

      Of course beginners are welcome, you just need to be fit!

      November 9, 2012

  • Trevor B.

    My mental state is questionable today, the event is back on Sunday at 9:00am now:P

    November 8, 2012

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