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D5 - Junction Hill Hike / Snowshoe

  • Mar 29, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Distance: 9 km Return

Elevation: 750m gain

Time: 5 - 6 hours on trail at a moderate pace + 3 hr driving

Location: Highway 40 west of Longview. If you are not sure where we are going or what kind of hike this is, Google it!!!

This is a good shoulder season trip, just north of Highwood Junction. We'll get great views of the mountains to the west and south. We'll be going at a good pace.

2012 or 2013 Membership dues of $20 must be paid to participate, or you can pay $5 for the day.

By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct.

Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a "no show".

Car Pooling:
Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.

Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.

The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.

TRIP WAIVER You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event.

The organizer is not a licensed guide. Just an experienced hiker willing to share his knowledge.


To get there we'll meet on the east side of the parking lot of Anderson LRT Station. From there we'll dirive west on highway 22X (westbound Spruce Meadows Trail). If you drive by Spruce Meadows you know that you're heading in the right direction. At the junction with Highway 22, turn left (south). Follow Highway 22 to Turner Valley. In Turner Valley , Highway 22 turns east to Black Diamond. Follow it. In Black Diamond, Highway 22 turns south. Follow it south. It'll head towards Longview. Look to turn off west before Longview on Highway 541. Follow Highway 541 west all the way to Highwood Junction. The hike / snowshoe will start just to the north of where the road barricade is located.

Weather forecast: Always come prepared for any conditions

Trail conditions: Unknows. Brinig snowshoes and icers.

Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).

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.



Please dress for the weather: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. No COTTON
Mandatory - sense of humour, backpack, lunch, 2 litres of water, layers, hiking boots.

Recommended - camera, gaiters, hiking poles

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  • sidney w.

    Great hike. Thank Conrad for his wisdom and Darcy for his trail breaking

    March 30, 2013

  • Pam

    I had an especially nice day! A perfect early season hike. Thanks, Conrad and Darcy :)

    March 30, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    Thanks Conrad for another great trip!. Could not have asked for a better day. First t shirt hike of the season.

    March 30, 2013

  • Conrad

    As per the GPS, we covered about 8.5km and gained a net elevation of 700m. Great day and great group. Hope to see you all again on another hike soon.

    March 29, 2013

  • Gordon M.

    Awesome! Great leadership; fun people!

    March 29, 2013

  • Bastian B.

    Sorry work got in the way !! Have an awesome day!!

    March 28, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Sorry for the last minute drop out!

    We had our first outdoor rugby practice tuesday evening and I tweaked my knee a bit (old injury made new?) and just got back to walking properly today, so I don't think I can snowshoe just yet. Sorry again! :(

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very Sorry guys, I can't make it. I'm going out of the country in Business trip in the weekend.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - didn't think I would get on so I just finished making other plans 10 minutes ago. Have fun!

    March 26, 2013

  • patrick

    can't make this gooder for I am spending time with my child...

    March 25, 2013

  • Vanessa

    My schedule just changed... next time, have fun!

    March 25, 2013

  • Danny

    Done a couple of times already

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I recommend doing it counterclockwise. Southeast Ridge usually holds much less snow than South Ridge so you can hit deeper snow on the way down. It's also more scenic this way.

    There was very little snow on Southeast Ridge when we did it over a month ago and only ankle-deep snow in the trees on South Ridge, probably more by now.

    March 21, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I will put my name on the wait list. I think I will be able to make it. My work shift has changed. If you can believe it I have never done this one.

    March 21, 2013

9 went

  • Conrad
    President, Organizer 2016, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • steve
    Member 2016
  • sidney w.
    Member 2016
  • Pam
    Organizer 2015, Assistant Organizer
  • Darcy K.
    Organizer 2016, Assistant Organizer
  • Gordon M. +1
    Member 2015
  • A former member
  • A former member

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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