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Ha Ling (Easy Scramble)
Distance: 6 km
Elevation gain: 819 m
Time: 4 hours
(Don't make plans that depend on it. It's the mountains!)
Difficulty: Steep hike, switchbacks, and snowy talus and scree on alpine terrain
Skill level: For fit hikers (Not recommend for beginners)
(If you are looking for an Olympic decathlon, you are in the wrong trip.)
Safety: Snow and Wind
Trail Conditions: Snowy
Weather Conditions: Rainy + Snowy + Sunny
(In the mountains, expect anything!)
Ha Ling is a steep hike and sometimes considered an easy scramble. Snow conditions will add some challenge. Make sure you bring the needed gear.
If you are leaving from South, early departure is recommended. Please aim between 8.45-9.00. If need coffee, there's a Starbucks at the meetup place. My cell phone is[masked]; call/text me if needed. We won't wait for you too long.
I'm also interested in going for a light supper in Canmore after the trip.
Gear Required: Microspikes, insulated/waterproof hiking boots, hiking poles, gaiters, warm clothes and shell layers, food, snacks, and minimum 2 litres of water.
Recommended: Ice axe, camera.
Directions: Drive to Canmore. Drive up highway #742, the Smith-Dorrien-Spray Lakes Trail towards the Canmore Nordic Centre. Continue past the turn-off for the Nordic Centre, keeping to the left. Continue on the gravel and park in the Goat Creek Parking Lot.
CORA Annual Membership fee 2013/2014: $20
Non-member fee: $5
Please reimburse some gas $$ for your driver.
Trip Waiver and Conditions
You need to sign a trip waiver to attend to this event even if you are a paid member. Here is the waiver you are expected to sign:
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