Snowshoe Marushka (Shark) Lake

Marushka (Shark) Lake lies in a little valley between Tent Ridge and Mount Shark.  This is not an official trail making it less traveled by the crowds and great for nature lovers.  The trail starts up an old logging road then wanders thru a cutblock, at the end of the cutblock the trail wanders over to the creek and a forested area that finally comes out at the shore of the little lake.  Round trip this trail is approximately 9 km with an elevation gain of 100m (330 feet). 
Children must be at least 12  years of age (accompanied and the full responsibility of a parent), with the physical capabilities to meet the requirements of the trip.  No Pets Please.

You will need a lunch and something like energy bars or trail mix for snacks. A small thermos with a hot drink for lunch is nice but optional. Large heavy coats will be too hot for climbing hills and overheating causes energy loss. I suggest you dress in layers and NO COTTON. Make sure you have room in your pack to store your coat if you need to take it off for awhile because you are overheating and remember to bring an extra pair of warm dry mitts to put on after lunch. We will snowshoe at a leisurely pace with little stops to catch our breath so everyone enjoys the day and so we can admire the view and take pictures.

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 CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.We will meet at Shouldice Arena Parking lot at the corner by 16th Ave, there will be a carpooling fee of $17 per person paid to your driver, please have correct change. For those who don't mind taking their car and some passengers please indicate as a comment when you RSVP. This will be a full day trip with us arriving back at Shouldice late afternoon. We will leave within 5 minutes of the posted meeting time, please come 10 minutes early. If you have a problem and need to let me know you are on your way my phone is[masked], if texting please put your name in the text.

By registering for this hike, you signify that you're aware of the risks associated with nature hiking and are aware of your physical limits and how they relate to this particular event. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your safety (although we’ll all do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound) and don’t hold the organizer of the hike or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

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  • Jeanne

    I uploaded a few more photos. Thanks, Sharon, for a great day!

    December 10, 2012

  • Alexander J.

    Great day out. Sun didn't come out but it wasn't too cold. It was great to take turns and break trail. Shame we didn't get to see the lake. Thanks Sharon for well organized trip.

    December 9, 2012

  • Sharon M.

    It was a lot of fun and a lot of work trailbreaking as the trail was burried under at least a foot of new snow. Due to the heavy snow we fell short of our destination by about 3/4km. Thanks to all those who helped out trailbreaking. We'll do this one again in the new year with success in mind.

    December 9, 2012

  • Daniel S.

    Nice weather on Sunday for snowshoeing

    December 8, 2012

  • Sharon M.

    We'll set up our carpooling at Shouldice so please come 10 minutes. See you all tomorow.

    December 8, 2012

  • Sharon M.

    Marianne, strong beginners are fine on this trail so by that I mean someone who is physically active, lots of walking and hiking. The distance is more of an issue if you aren't used to snowshoes. I have had beginners on it every year that do fine. Snowshoeing takes about 1.5 times the endurance than summer hiking.

    December 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sharon. I could do it. But I have to cancle as I need to take care of the horses. My friends where I have my horse need to go away for the weekend . Hope see you somewhere soon. Have a great Sunday with a lot of fun.:)

      December 5, 2012

  • Sharon M.

    Barb i just turned on the waiting list so try to RSVP now

    December 2, 2012

  • Barbara W.

    Sharon how do I go on the waiting list for this? This!

    Barb

    December 2, 2012

  • Jeanne

    My guest and I would like to jump in with someone from Shouldice.

    December 2, 2012

  • Sharon M.

    Hi Judith, the best place to buy snowshoes is Mountain Equipment Coop downtown. Might I make a suggestion.....in this area most of the snowshoeing is done in the mountains so when looking for snowshoes look for "mountain snowshoes" not trail snowshoes. The difference in traction and self cleaning in sticky snow is well worth the money. My favorite brand is MSR, mine are the MSR Lightening Ascent but MSR makes some other models that are very good also. Check under the Pages tab on this website and scroll to find the info for snowshoe gear that I have posted there.

    November 25, 2012

  • Judith A.

    Gotta buy snowshoes! Where is the best shop for these and the other feet things ! in Calgary?

    November 25, 2012

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