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New Meetup: Baldy Pass - Winter Hike

From: Trevor B.
Sent on: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 6:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Calgary Outdoor Nuts (CONS)!

What: Baldy Pass - Winter Hike

When: Thursday, December 30,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Brentwood LRT Station - Pay & P
Crowchild Trail & 32 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2P 1J9

Let's do a winter hike to start wearing off all the Christmas turkey. This is a shoulder season hike meaning we should see less snow than normal.

We will just hike to the highest point and come back down the same way. There is an optional scramble to the left that people can do if the want. We will not do the entire loop as this would make and the hike 19 kms and too long for some people.

Rating: moderate
Distance: 8 km
Elevation gain: 570m
Time: 4-1/2 hours

Additional info:


  • Microspikes or Crampons - greatly increase traction in these conditions
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking poles
  • Proper winter wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves/mitts, gaiters)
  • Lunch and warm drinks
  • Sun glasses/SPF rated lip balm
  • No jeans, no cotton shirts!

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.

West of Calgary on highway # 1 to the Highway #40 exit and go 14.7 km. south to the Baldy Pass trailhead parking lot (across the highway).

You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event.

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