Where: Kananaskis - Elbow-Sheep Wildland P.P.
When: July 19, 20, 21, 2013
Who: 10 people
Route: Make our own trail.
Distance: 28.0 km
Elevation: 700 m gain
Safety: Bears, navigation, river crossing, scree, scrambling, bushwacking, weather.
Equipment: To be discussed at the meeting
Requirements: First aid kit, Gaiters, Backpacking boots
READ THE ENTIRE WRITE-UP BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP!!!
This trip has a manual wait list.
This will be a demanding backpacking trip requiring a higher degree of physical fitness. We will be crossing rivers, bushwacking, scrambling, descending considerable amounts of scree, and camping in pristine alpine meadows with no facilities. This trip offers a primitive wilderness backpacking experience, which will require us to exercise no-trace camping. Breathtaking views of the interior Kananaskis will surround us as we work out way through the park.
Day 1: Parking Lot.....................Spectacular Water Falls 7.0 km
Day 2: Spectacular Water Falls.....Alpine Meadows 7.0 km
Day 3: Alpine Meadows.............. Parking Lot 14.0 km
We will be leaving Calgary at 6:00 pm, so please be gassed up, feed, and ready to leave.
It is your responsibility to make sure you have acquired all necessary equipment, clothing, and food for this trip. All outdoor activities involve a certain degree of risk, so it is up to you to be prepared, resilient, self-reliant, responsible, cautious, and aware of surrounding hazards. As well, mountain weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for unforeseen changes. For safety reasons, if you show up for this event unprepared or with inappropriate clothing and or gear you will not be permitted to continue on the trip.
If renting gear please make sure it works and all parts are there.
Members are empowered to take responsibility, gain backcountry experience, and knowledge, as this event should be viewed as a learning experience as well as a fun filled trip.
- Please contact another member on the trip to share a tent. If you do not wish to share a tent with another member please indicate your intent.
- Trip members will be responsible for setting up their own car-pooling prior to the trip start date. We will require the shuttling of vehicles prior to and after the trip.
- There are no backcountry fees for this trip.
- We will be stopping for dinner after the trip. If you are not interested in participating, please make arrangements to car-pool with others not attending prior to the event start date.
MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: July 5, 2013
At the meeting all required permits and or reservations need to be presented to the trip organizer, or you risk being removed from the trip. Any fees incurred by the group leader for your participation in the trip must be paid in full by this date. Fees paid by the group leader will be non- refundable and non-transferable (this trip involves commitment).
If you have any questions I can be contacted at [masked]
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