Mosquito Creek to North Molar Pass

 

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION (There will be a test). I DO NOT PROVIDE GUIDED TOURS. IF YOU WANT A GUIDE YOU ARE ON THE WRONG TRIP.

You will need to sign a waiver to attend this trip.

Rules of Conduct (clickable): [url= http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/pages/Rules_of_Conduct/]By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them before the trip.

RSVP:
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.  Be courteous to those waiting to attend.[
If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a [url=http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/pages/Rules_of_Conduct/]"no show"[/url].

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

This trip is in Banff National Park.  We will need to have park passes for all vehicles or be prepared to purchase park admissions.

If you have a Park Pass please bring it with you.

Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.

Participation: 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. Hey! It’s my trip.

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. You must also be a member of CORA. The annual membership fee is $20 and allows you to attend trips until the next Annual General Meeting. You may also choose to attend as a non-member for a $5 fee.

Description: Dayhike

[b][url= http://files.meetup.com/1575023/Difficulty%20Ratings.pdf]Difficulty Rating (clickable): D5[/url]
Distance: Undetermined (10 - 20 km) 
Roundtrip Time: 10 - 12 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)

On Trail time: 6 - 8 hours.
Elevation gain:

Level: D4-5

Mid-July is probably the best time to see the wildflowers that this region is noted for.  The trail goes to Mosquito Lake and then branches off to two different passes. The mountains in this region are unique, more like the Dolomites in Northern Italy (or so I'm told) than the traditional Rocky Mountains.

Bushwhacking and Off-trail: With many of my trips there is a good likelihood of bushwhacking and off-trail and that naturally means some route-finding. I tend to get off the beaten track and try to avoid “tourist” routes.  If you want the tourist route, you’re on the wrong trip. You are warned. Don’t be surprised.

Dogs: Not this time.

Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie Stn. From there we take Hwy 1 westbound to Lake Louise. We will regroup at Lake Louise and proceed north along Hwy 93 to the Mosquito Creek Hostel and campground. We will park in the campground parking lot just north of the hostel.  The trailhead is directly across the highway from the parking lot.

Weather forecast: unknown
Trail conditions: unknown

Costs:
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.

EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory – hiking poles, sense of humour, lunch, at least 2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots.  
Recommended - camera, gaiters, personal first aid kit, bug repellent, bear spray.

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  • Ken S.

    Thanks for organizing this Bruce. It was a great day.

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unexpected situation at home. Sorry cannot make it this time.

    July 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for late notice, I have to pass. Enjoy the hike!

    July 19, 2013

  • Emilio S

    Sorry have to work

    July 17, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    I've added some people who either really want to go, or who have cars. At the moment it is touch and go re: adequate drivers, but I think we can make it work. If drivers drop off, I will have to reevaluate trip plans. If you are booked for several trips (some of you are) please choose the trip you most want to go on. This will let more people get out this weekend. If you have a Park Pass please bring it with you. If you can borrow one, that would be great.

    July 16, 2013

  • Katrina S.

    Will have to catch a lift from the LRT but really keen on going on Sunday

    July 15, 2013

  • peter d

    Sorry have to be back early that day. I will have to try for a Sunday hike instead.

    July 15, 2013

3 went

  • Bruce P.
    Organizer, Member 2015, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Phuong H.
    2013 member
  • Ken S.
    Member 2015 Organizer 2014, Assistant Organizer

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

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