D5 Jumpingpound Mountain hike or snowshoe

  • March 17, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Difficulty: D5

March 17, 2013

Meetup time 8:00 a.m.

Jumpingpound mountain is a moderate hike in the bragg creek area, this hike is on the edge of kananaskis country offering panoramic views of the west. We will be ascending the jumpingpound ridge trail witch will then lead us to the north ridge to gain the summit. (reference: Popular day hikes 1 Gillean Daffern)

Distance: 20 km 
Height gain:640m.
High point:2225m.

Location:drive the Trans Can.hwy.west 32 km.to Sibbald creek trail(hwy68)follow this alternating paved and gravel road south then west. Reach a junction with the powderface trail in 23km.(where locals hike). Park at the Dawson Trailhead.

Transport :

CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.

Car Pooling:
Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants.

Code of Conduct

By attending this trip you agree to be bound by the CORA Rules of Conduct.

weather: yet unknown (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caab0177). In the spring, however, you must expect any weather condition possible from rain to sunshine to snow.

gear to bring:

  • good boots
  • snowshoes
  • backpack
  • warm layers of clothing(no cottons) - plan to spend at least half an hour not moving in winter conditions eating lunch and waiting for a car shuttle - dress  to move in cold weather and not move
  • food and water
  • first aid kit


recommended:

  • bear spray
  • micro spikes
  • hiking poles
  • camera
  • sunscreen.


TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. The trip waiver can be found here. Please read the document (http://files.meetup.com/1575023/TRIP%20WAIVER-June2012.pdf) before we depart. To participate you must have paid your yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting. If you have a 2012 membership, it will continue to be accepted until our AGM in February/March 2013. However, 2013 memberships, which last until the 2014 AGM, are now available to be purchased. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.

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  • Jennifer B.

    Thanks for a awesome day in the hills! Really liked meeting everyone - hope our paths cross again :)

    March 18, 2013

  • Anne R.

    Thanks again Becky for organizing a great hiking day!

    March 17, 2013

  • Sam

    Great Group. Fun hike. No one pushed me off of a cliff. 5/5. Would do again.

    March 17, 2013

  • Becky

    Ended up hiking/snowshoeing 15.5 km in west Bragg creek. Great group adapted to changing plans and tough weather conditions. Thanks everyone!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group and atmosphere ;)

    March 17, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Aewsome day today Becky. Fabulous group of people made the day much more fantastic!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Blaine B.

    really good! Nice crowd that adapted well to the necessary Plan C. Thanks Becky!

    March 17, 2013

  • Deirdre

    Sorry - have had a migraine building all day, It will likely be worse tomorrow. Have fun!

    March 16, 2013

  • catalin

    Is this still a go with the same objective? I have to think really well if I can do it.

    I need to rent snowshoes today. Last time they gave me women snowshoes (yes, very smart)!! I couldn't understand why I was having such a hard time, sinking (on the trail) at each and every step.

    March 16, 2013

    • catalin

      I apologize, I'm afraid I will be way too slow in snow and with whatever stupid snowshoes I might get. Last time they were MSR, but for women (found out at MEC, when I saw that the same style for men where twice as wide). I felt really bad to be that slow...

      March 16, 2013

    • Sam

      If you're renting from the UofC; ask them for the tails on the MSR Evos. Doesn't cost extra and they're fairly easy to remove if you don't need them.

      March 16, 2013

  • Gizelle E

    I might not able to make the hike tomorrow, I have a super headache all day and doesn't seems to light up. Get ready anyway and will see how I fill in the morning.

    March 16, 2013

  • Kathy

    I was on the wait list for 2 hikes. I got into both. Decided to do the other instead. Have fun!

    March 16, 2013

  • Ugur

    A 20km hike. And a merry crowd. That may be what I need nowadays. A leg burner, spirit elevator, depression crusher, character builder, wit opener...and perhaps more. I will definitely 'skip' work on Sunday. Because this hike will recharge me twofold for my upcoming hectic week...or turn me into dust. The last time I did a 20km hike, I was at Mt Howard with Becky and other mavericks. That was truly epic! Back then tornado-force winds had reminded me why you should not mess with nature. Looking forward to enjoy the glorious mountain views. I missed those quite a bit.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    slipped on some ice and twisted knee so don't think I will make it for the hike on sunday, will change my rsvp so someone else can have my spot. look forward to the next one

    March 15, 2013

  • Katalin

    Sorry Becky but work came up that will not let me to have a full day away from town. :( See you next time.

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will opt out.. Sorry Becky..Plan changed..Will see in next one.

    March 14, 2013

  • Meghan

    Thanks for organizing Becky! I'm going to likely opt for a shorter day since I will only be getting back to Calgary Saturday night. Cheers!

    March 13, 2013

  • catalin

    If it's 20k on snowshoes, that would be too much for a day.

    These guys did Jumpingpound loop, I don't know if it overlaps with our trip, but apparently there was no snow:

    http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/events/105873802/

    March 12, 2013

    • Becky

      This is why the trip is called "snowshoe or hike". The snowshoes are just in case. The possibility of a 20 km snowshoe is why the trip is D5 not a D4.

      March 12, 2013

  • Becky

    Hi Lori
    You asked a good question - I forgot about the road closure. We will park at the Dawson parking lot and reach the peak of Jumpingpound mountain by the Cox Hill route. It is just under 20 km round trip.

    March 10, 2013

    • Lori

      Oops... Thought you must be hiking up the road section to access that trailhead. I'm going to sign up as soon as I find out how deep the snow is up there if that's ok, so hope you don't fill up too fast. :))

      March 10, 2013

    • Lori

      Wow that filled fast :(

      March 11, 2013

  • patrick

    i have been wanting to do this one since i could not make it back in 2012,well i hope you all have fun and take lots of pics.

    March 10, 2013

  • Becky

    Hi Taras, thanks for letting me know. Our current plan is to access Jumpingpound Mountain via Cox Hill. The gemtrek map indicates that this is a 20 km round trip. Not too bad.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Becky, Powderface Trail is closed till May 15 near Cox Hill TH. You can't do this hike at this time of year unless you are willing to reach Jumpingpound Mountain via Cox Hill and back (app. 25km and well over 1000m elevation gain).

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to calgary and this meet up group. I am experienced winter hiker/backpacker back in Ontario. Capable to hiking 20-30Km in a day.
    I will be a passenger.
    Thanks
    Jun Le

    March 10, 2013

  • Lori

    I'd be interested, although wondering where would you begin this hike from with the roads closed Dawson?

    March 10, 2013

  • Blaine B.

    Hey Becky would love to go. I can take 3+ in my vehicle if needed.

    March 10, 2013

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