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D4 Hike Arnica and Twin Lakes. Please note trip changes!

Beautiful hike in Banff national park (bring your park pass). Lots of lakes, waterfalls, creeks and views. Photographer's paradise!
Length: about 17km
Elevation: gain:580m, loss:120m
Please bring: hiking boots, lunch/snacks, minimum 2L water, warm layers, raingear. No cotton, this includes jeans.

 

The main parking area is from the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) out of Calgary to the junction of Hwy 93 - Banff Radium Highway. The trailhead is at the Vista Lake Viewpoint, 8km west of Castle Junction. This will be a loop, parking one vehicle at Altrude Creek trailhead at Castle Junction.
We will arrange the carpool at the Dalhousie parking lot.

CORA membership $20, Drop in $5.
If you are not a member, please pay your membership or drop in fee on the meetup site via paypal before the event.

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  • peter d

    Great day gorgeous scenery.

    September 2, 2013

  • Maureen

    Sorry. My car got dinged tonight. Might have to have a auto body looked at. :(. Enjoy your hike. Next time for me then.

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, my cold getting worse

    August 31, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hi there, yes, the road is still closed to Plateau :(
    Please note trip changes (meeting location, time). Also, if you have not done so already, please pay your membership or drop in fee via paypal on the meetup site before the event.

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Tiffany P.

      All paid! See you tomorrow morning. I may get there a little earlier to allow time for the inevitable = me getting lost in the parking lot before finding you all. I am not familiar with this CTrain parking lot or even that area of the NW. :)

      August 31, 2013

  • shu y.

    OMG! That is awesome!

    August 31, 2013

  • Tiffany P.

    Are we decided on what hike yet? Check out the following link, the road is still closed due to flood damage in/around Plateau Mountain. http://www.albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/kananaskis-closed-areas-%28including-highways%29.aspx

    August 31, 2013

  • Hong

    Hi Jane, sorry to change my mind, can not go this weekend...but will do next time. thanks

    August 30, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hi this will be a relatively easy hike with no scrambling.

    August 29, 2013

  • Hong

    I would like to join the hike indeed. Since I am not familiar with the D scaling system, but only the T or OT system, would you please let me know what is the D3/4 equivalence to T/or OT. I guess this hike is not like scrambling, right? also I do not have the car, and I am wondering if someone will like do the car pool, and I am more than willing to share the cost!!

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards;

    Hong

    August 29, 2013

  • Jean

    Is this considered an intermediate hike and no scrambling? How many hours roughly?

    Thanks,
    Jean

    August 27, 2013

  • Tiffany P.

    This will be my first CORA trip!! Woohoo . Will pay via paypal as instructed before the weekend. Is that area open now? A few weeks back parks staff told me it was still closed due to floods and road washouts...

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    working in US
    that last hike was good, Jane

    August 27, 2013

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