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
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.
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:
- 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
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.