PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FIRST! (CORA 2013 Members Only!)
I AM NOT A MOUNTAIN GUIDE AND I DON'T PROVIDE TOURIST HIKES!
(AND BRING YOUR SANDALS!!)
Where: Upper Kananaskis Lake (Peter Lougheed P.P.)
Max: 10-12 people.
Distance: 11 km (roundtrip)
Elevation gain: 660m (Calgary tower is 191 m)
Hiking time: 5-6 hours (Only an estimate).
Difficulty: Strenuous hike.
Skill level: A good level of fitness with strong legs required.This is not a beginner's trip. This is an alpine scramble and you must be comfortable with the elevation and heights. I'll be asking your level of experience.
Hazards: Mountains are obviously dangerous places! Bring your bear sprays.
Trail Conditions: Clear.
• There'll be a river fording!!!
Weather Conditions: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/kananaskis
Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at Upper Kananaskis Lake Day use area. Trailhead is located at the south end of parking lot.
Mandatory Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), waterproof hiking boots, sandals, trekking poles, windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, at least 3 litres of water, gaiters, headlamp, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).
Optional Gear: Camera, map and compass, GPS, sunscreen, sonic balaclava, fire starter.
• Do not bring the following:Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers), cotton layers, small running packs.
COSTS: CORA membership is $20. If you are not a CORA member, you're required to make paypal online payments. (Trip organizers will not accept cash payments). There are two options: (1) Paying $20 and purchasing a full annual membership. (2) Paying $5 as a casual day hiker.
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours prior to the trip. Friday/Saturday late night cancellations will result in having 'No Show.'
During the trip, you are expected to follow the trip organizer(s) and stick with the group. However, CORA trip organizer(s) are NOT certified mountain guides, but only experienced hikers volunteering and sharing their knowledge. As such, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment.
PLEASE READ CORA RULES OF CONDUCT!
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO SIGN A TRIP WAIVER.
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"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."
Henry David Thoreau