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D5 Moderate to Difficult Hike - Kindersley-Sinclair Loop

Distance: 18.0km Loop (approx. 6 hours hiking + 4 hrs driving)
Elevation Gain: 1055 m

The larches should be in full bloom, but the tourists should be few on this very scenic trail.

Trailhead Location: 9.5 km northeast of the West Entrance of Kootenay Park (Radium Hot Springs)

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. IF YOU PLAN ON DRIVING, CHECK WHERE WE ARE GOING BEFOREHAND

RSVP:
Update your RSVP as early as possible. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants.

My cell phone is[masked], and I drive a red Honda CRV.

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event, and must have paid your 2013 Membership fee of $20 or $5 for the day.

Level:
This hike is not for beginners. There is a lot of elevation gain. There is no scramble involved to complete the hike.

Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you.
Please let me know ahead of time if you have any medical conditions.

Driving and Directions:
To get to the trailhead, we'll meet behind Chapters at the Dalhousie LRT station. From there, we'll follow Hwy 1 to the the junction of Hwy 93 at Castle junction. We will then drive west and south down into Kootenay NP until we get to the Kindersley-Sinclair Trailhead parking lot.

Trail conditions: Unknown, but come prepared for some rock hopping.

Costs:

You will need to pay your driver for gas money.

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! Dress for Winter/Spring not Summer!

Mandatory - sense of humour, good healthy lunch, at least 2-3 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots
Recommended - camera

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  • Conrad

    Those of you meeting us at the trailhead, please be there by 10:00 AM. We should be there within +/- 15 minutes.
    My cell # is[masked]

    September 22, 2013

  • Erin

    Hi Conrad,
    I will also meet the group at the trailhead in the morning....already in Canmore for the weekend. 9ish?
    My cell is (403)[masked]

    September 21, 2013

  • Maggie l.

    Hi. Conrad . Do you mind me and Jesse meet you at the trail head ?And my phone nos is[masked] . And what time will you think to arrive there ? 10?

    September 21, 2013

  • Maggie l.

    Hi . Conrad . I have a question for you . I am not sure did I pay for my annual fee . I may be paid it . And my guess Jesse Davis is a member and paid his annual fee . So can you check it for me ? I will pay for it if not. Thanks

    September 16, 2013

  • Trudy C.

    I had an email saying I was confirmed and then one saying I had been moved to the wait list. Can you explain why it showed confirmed and then moved to waitlist Conrad? Thanks

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget your bear spray as this afternoon I saw a Grizzly bear on the side of the road about 3-4 km from the trail start.

    September 16, 2013

    • Warren

      Bangers keep them at a distance, bear spray is for when its too late

      September 16, 2013

  • Conrad

    Everyone that just got moved to the Waiting List. You need to make an online payment of $20 which will last until the end of March 2014, or $5 for the day. I cannot take money in the parking lot anymore. Once you have proof of payment, you will be moved back onto the Attending List.

    September 16, 2013

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