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Beginner Snow Shoe - Sawmill

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 IN THE PARKING LOT AT BARRIER LAKE INFORMATION CENTRE

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE REMOVE YOUR NAME FROM THE LIST AT THE LATEST MIDNIGHT 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

No pets allowed

Distance: 5.1 km

Difficulty: Easy

Elev Gain: 121 metres


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 3-4 hours and the drive takes at least 1.5 hours each way.

Driving Directions to the trailhead (please let us know if you are meeting at the trailhead) We hope to be at the trailhead by approximately 100 a.m. - 1015 am. it normally takes the group about 10 minutes to get their gear on.

Drive west of Calgary on Highway #1 approximately 60 kilometers. Turn south on highway #40 and drive 50 kilometers. At the intersection of highway #40 and Kananaskis Lakes Trail turn right (west) onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail and drive approximately 2.3 kilometers and turn right again onto highway #742 (the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail). Drive 10 kilometers to the Sawmill Day Use Area.

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a really fun day. Thanks!

    December 9, 2012

  • Carol

    Excellent

    December 9, 2012

  • Kerry

    Thank you Frank & Linda for a wonderful day! Look forward to seeing everyone again.

    December 9, 2012

  • Frank & L.

    Warm friendly people, cold wind, lovely scenery what more could ask on a day off! Great day out

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you at the trail head tomorrow. Would anyone mind giving me a phone number so I can reach someone just in case I'm a bit late or have problems?

    Lookin' forward to meeting everyone!

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone able to offer a ride? I will pay for fuel. I need to know soon as I have to rent gear. Thanks.

    December 2, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a ride now, so will see you all in the morning.

      December 8, 2012

    • Lynne C

      You can also rent gear from Sports Rent on 16Ave about 3 blocks away from Shouldice Athletic park

      December 8, 2012

  • Frank & L.

    Minus 12 going up to minus 6 with sunshine tomorrow - Woohoo should be a great day to snow shoe Lisa and Kerry are you meeting us at Barrier Lake or at the trailhead?

    See you all tomorrow.

    December 8, 2012

    • Frank & L.

      Great see you about 0900 tomorrow morning. Let's meet inside by the fire pit.

      December 8, 2012

    • Frank & L.

      It's about 5 - 10 minutes drive past the Nakoda Casino

      December 8, 2012

  • Carol

    We meet you at the trailhead. Will that be at 10am?

    December 8, 2012

    • Frank & L.

      Yes, 1000 tomorrow morning. Hopefully it will be another sunny day

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will also meet you at the trail head at 10:00.

    December 8, 2012

  • Mark

    Is there a way I can click and get a trail description?

    December 3, 2012

    • Frank & L.

      Try Trail Peak or Google Sawmill. This is a beginner hike and after doing Hogarth last week you should manage this one fine.

      December 4, 2012

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