1817 Crowchild Trail N.W.
Next to the pedestrian overpass to the Banff Trail LRT Station
This trip is rated difficulty level 6. A D6 trip is appropriate for fit and experienced hikers. You should expect variable trail conditions, including snow and ice as well as scree and uneven ground. Steep uphill or downhill travel is certain and there may be off trail and route finding.There is some scrambling on the Yamnuska traverse. It looks something like this:
Date: April 7, 2013
Meetup time: 8:00 am
Distance: 11 km
Height gain: 900 m
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Car Pool Location: McMahon Stadium
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 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:
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.
NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY LISTED AS D5-6 MT HAFFNER SNOWSHOE BUT DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS WAS CHANGED TO YAMNUSKA
PREVIOUS TRIP DESCRIPTION:
Mt. Haffner is located in Kootenay National Park, B.C.. PARK PASS NEEDED.
This trip is weather dependent. I'm not driving all that way to see nothing. Also we have a couple slopes that can slide, AVALANCHE DANGER. The slopes are small but may be hard to go around. AVI rating needs to be MODERATE or LOW.
My backup plan is Yamnuska.
Difficulty: This is a DIFFICULT SNOWSHOE
Elevation gain: 1140M, max height 2535M
Distance: 11 km
Time:about 6.5- 9 hrs on trail
Hazards: Avalanche potential, weather, bears
From the parking lot we drive out Hwy #1 West. Pick up park pass's in Banff if needed. Turn off at Castle Junction and head south on Highway 93. Park at Numa Falls. Around 2 hrs driving one way.
The Organizer's have never done Mt. Haffner before. This is a new peak.
Do your research of the trip before you sign up. The organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip.
Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.
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. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants.
Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas. Gas contributions for drivers to be equally divided among participants in each vehicle.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- Weather can change quickly -- sun, rain, snow, wind, hot, or cool -- BE PREPARED.
MANDATORY: - SNOWSHOES,Sense of humor, 2-3 liters of water/Gatorade, snacks (energy food) layers (NO COTTON Shirts), Dress for winter, warm sturdy boots, sun glasses, personal first-aid kit, warm gloves, fleece hat, hiking poles, no jeans!.
RECOMMENDED: -a camera, extra batteries, gaitors, sunscreen, bear spray, microspikes.
See you on the Trail!.
Please let me know today before 9pm if I can meet the group at the Petro Canada station on a HWY1 and what time should I be there, as
I am leaving far down in SW. I hope somebody will reply to me as I really want to go but I have to know. Thank you and I wait for the answer and if no answer I will have to back out. If any one is leaving close to Somerset I can give a ride.
0 · April 13
Darcy and I discussed it and we both agree that the weather conditions will not be right for a trip up Haffner this Sunday. We both want to save Haffner to enjoy on a day clear day when we can enjoy the views and we don't have to worry about conditions. The alternative trip is Yamnuska, which we know many of you have done before but is a favourite of ours and doesn't require good views to be fun or a long drive in poor weather. Please see the new Yamnuska description on the meetup page.
2 · April 12