Rawson Lake Kananaskis Snowshoe

This snowshoe is described as a pretty trail through a spruce forest, into a scenic lake. 

Time: ~3-4 hours, plus driving time (This is only an estimate)
Distance: ~7km return
Elevation gain: ~300m, Trail has a steady incline
Difficulty rating: Steep hiking-Easy-Moderate Snowshoe D2/D3, with a moderate pace; Good level of fitness is required before sign up.

Directions: From the intersection of highway #1 and highway #40 turn left and head south on highway #40. Proceed for 50 kilometers on highway #40 and turn right on Kananaskis Lake Trail. Drive 12 kilometers on Kananaskis Lakes Trail and turn left into the Upper Lake Day Use Area. The trailhead is at the southern most edge of the parking lot.

- You will be required to sign a waiver before the trip starts.

-Smaller groups for these events, so please only sign up if you are going to come; we are going even if it is colder out, unless there are unsafe conditions; Be prepared for labile weather conditions! I have went out when it was colder and got blue skies and nicer conditions within an hour! So only sign up if you are willing to go with the flow of things, as it is a new group and adventure! Please be on time!

What to bring:

· Snowshoes (Required): Rent from MEC or UoC outdoor center

· Appropriate winter hiking clothing (Shell jacket and pants, gloves/mitts, toque, warm hat, appropriate fleece layers, base layers, extra pair of socks. NO COTTON/JEANS please!). Please be prepared for extreme weather conditions on the mountains (You can never bring too much)!

· Down jacket, in case you get cold

· Sturdy winter hiking boots

·  Water bottle and/or thermos flask (2L+ water).

· Hiking poles (Optional)

· Enough food and snacks for the trip.

· Daypack

· Sunglasses

· Sunscreen

· Personal 1st-Aid Kit

· Gaiters (optional, but recommended if you want to avoid snow getting in your shoes while you play in it!)

· Hand warmers (optional, but they come in handy if your hands get too cold)

-Please message me if you wish to meet at the trail head. 

-Small donation used for website fees please accepted; this way we wont have to charge fees for the events or memberships! Thanks!

CARPOOL: People with cars, please make a comment below so that people who need a ride can contact you. And please contribute money towards gas to your driver

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  • Amanda

    Thanks for coming guys!

    3 · February 15

    • Beatriz Tabet

      Tks Amanda! I really enjoyed! I can't wait for the next meeting. Let's keep in touch. :-)

      1 · February 15

    • Viktor

      Thanks very much!

      1 · February 15

  • Pavneet

    Great day and great people. Thanks for the awesome time everyone!

    2 · February 15

    • Beatriz Tabet

      Tks Pavneet! It was an amazing day, for sure!

      1 · February 15

  • Amanda

    Ill see you guys for 915!

    February 15

  • Tara G.

    Hi, I like to join u for tomorrow, but I don't have snowshoes and I don't want to buy a pair now.
    Is it really necessary to have them since the weather seems ok?

    February 14

    • Pavneet

      Charles: just come to Dalhousie, we'll sort out the rides there

      February 14

    • Tara G.

      Yes

      February 15

  • Dhruv

    Guys!! Sorry I will be unable to join u this time.

    February 14

  • Dhruv

    Guys!! Sorry I will be unable to join u this time.

    February 14

  • Pavneet

    If someone has microspikes/icers, bring them along too. There could be parts of trail where you'll be okay without snowshoes and those things would come in handy

    February 14

  • Michael

    Hi, can anyone give me a ride please?

    February 13

    • Amanda

      I think Steve can take you!

      February 13

    • Amanda

      We will re-assess rides tomorrow!

      February 13

  • Tiany Yi

    I have day-off at every Monday. See you next time :)

    February 6

    • Pavneet

      One day off a week!! You're working too hard! ;)

      February 10

  • Daniel Sun

    I need a ride

    February 10

    • Pavneet

      I think Steve can give you a ride

      February 10

  • Pavneet

    I will be driving and can take 3 people with me. I also have an extra pair of big 30 inch snowshoes, if someone needs them. But they probably won't fit someone with a smaller foot size .

    2 · February 6

    • Dhruv

      Hey Pavneet, can you accommodate me in your car ? Thanks !!

      February 9

    • Pavneet

      Hey my car is full as of now! Someone else can probably give you a ride

      February 9

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