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(F & L) Snow Shoe - Rawson Lake

 

ANYONE WHO ARRIVES UNPREPARED WILL BE ASKED TO GO HOME...

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE SIGNING UP ESPECIALLY THE SECTIONS ON CLOTHING AND WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

 

MEET INDOORS AT THE FIREPIT AT BARRIER LAKE INFORMATION CENTRE

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST AT THE LATEST 9 PM THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT......IT'S AWFUL WAITING FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GOING TO SHOW.  TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE LIST, CLICK ON THE RSVP BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND MAKE THE CHANGES THERE

please do not offer a ride if there is a chance you can't come

 

No pets allowed

LAST SNOW SHOE OF THE YEAR - PERHAPS!

BRING YOUR ICERS IN CASE WE CAN'T SNOW SHOE

 

Distance: 6.5 - 8 km

Difficulty: Easy - moderate

Elev Gain: 300

Time on Trail: 4 - 6 hours

If you have been doing the beginner snow shoe series  with us this year, you will be able to complete this hike.  We will be walking slowly, with lots of stops for photo opportunities


This will be a full day out, we do not expect to be back in Calgary before 6 pm.  Time on the trail will be between 4 - 6 hours and the drive takes at least 1.5 hours each way.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ALL MEET INDOORS AT THE BARRIER LAKE INFORMATION CENTRE, AS CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE AND WE MAY END UP GOING TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION.

Driving Directions to the trailhead

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.

CARPOOLS

http://files.meetup.com/1777151/Carpooling.txt

Please indicate when you sign up if you are able to offer a ride.

If you need a ride please contact the people who offer rides by clicking on their photo and sending them an e-mail.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:

  • Lunch
  • Water  - 2 litres or more if required
  • Flask with a hot drink/soup
  • Granola bars or trail mix
  • Small first aid kit
  • snow shoe repair kit if you have one (duct tape can come in handy)
  • A large piece of plastic or something to sit on during lunch
  • Bear Spray

 

CLOTHING

Large heavy coats will be too hot We suggest you dress in layers and do not wear COTTON this includes jeans. Make sure you have room in your pack to store your jacket in case you need to take it off if you get too hot. Note that when we stop for lunch you will cool down, so you may want to have a spare top in your backpack to pop on while we eat.  Extra dry mitts are a great idea too.   (We always leave another change of clothes in the car so we have something dry to drive home in).

Please check out the pages tab for more information on what to bring when going into the mountains in the winter:  http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Nature-Lovers-Hiking-Meetup/about/

 

ALL WINTER TRIPS ARE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER CONDITIONS SO THE MORNING OF THE TRIP PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE TO MAKE SURE THE TRIP ISN'T CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

This is a snow shoe trip in the mountains/wilderness. By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that:

  • you are fully aware of the risks associated with hiking/snow shoeing/skiing in the mountains/wilderness.
  • you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being.
  • you are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, and you are physically fit to do this trip with the group.
  • you will not hold me or the organizers of this meetup group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.
  • Having said that, we will collectively do our best to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip.

 

 

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  • Frank & L.

    We've posted photos from today, together with a few we took on the way to Rawson Lake and at the lake in October 2012 to give you an idea of the difference between winter and fall...enjoy. We had a wonderful day out today. Got too tired to drive, so pulled in to Barrier Lake on the way home for 40 winks (1 hour 40 minutes worth!!!), and missed going to the Nakoda Casino Buffet!!!

    April 5, 2014

  • Lynne C

    So.... having AMA put on my small Donut Tire and not wanting to travel to Kananaskis.... we three did the Jumping Pound Loop in Reverse from last weeks walk.... IF ya got lemons..... make lemonade

    April 5, 2014

    • Lynne C

      Oops.... that was we 4 did the hike

      April 5, 2014

    • Frank & L.

      ...and aren't you great at making lemonade! Glad that's all it was, we were worried! Also glad you got out and enjoyed some of Kananaskis

      April 5, 2014

  • Lynne C

    Lynne C &Mark&Lorraine&Kathy....we have a flat tire...waiting for Ama

    April 5, 2014

  • Frank & L.

    Plus 6 feels like plus 2 .... and sunny! Should be a good day to be out in the mountains.

    April 4, 2014

  • Juliane

    I'm going to have to cancel. I have hurt my ankle today. :-(

    April 4, 2014

    • Frank & L.

      Hi Juliane - sorry to hear that, I hope you recover quickly, hiking season is just around the corner!

      April 4, 2014

  • Juliane

    I just hurt my ankle today. I'm going to have to cancel. I'm sorry :-(

    April 4, 2014

  • Lynne C

    Can offer a ride for 3 preferably from Shouldice Athletic Park...... also have a pair of snowshoes (up to 200lbs) and poles (if needed) to rent. Email me for either

    March 31, 2014

    • Lynne C

      I now have my 3 passengers.....

      April 3, 2014

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