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D5: Difficult Hike - Emerald Triangle

  • Dalhousie C Train Station Parking Lot

    Dalhousie LRT
    Crowchild Tr NW, 53rd St exit, West end of CTrain station parking lot
    Calgary, AB (map)

    51.110710 -114.157875

  • Red Honda CRV
  • IF YOU HAVE A PARK PASS, BRING IT! BRING ICERS TOO!!!

    Distance: Approx. 20 km Return
    Duration: Approx. 5 - 6 hours at a good pace + 5 hrs driving
    Elevation: About 880m

    This hike is in Yoho National Park. Bring a park pass if you have one.

    This should be a relatively easy hike for those of you who have been hiking all summer, however we will be moving at a good pace.

    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]-8711.

    TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event if you are not a "paid" member yet. Yearly membership fee is $20, or $5 for the day.

    Level: 
    Please be realistic about your abilities. READ ABOUT THIS HIKE ON THE INTERNET OR IN HIKING BOOKS BEFOREHAND IF YOU ARE UNSURE. Please gauge your abilities appropriately.
    Please let me know ahead of time if you have any medical conditions.

    Driving and Directions:
    To get there we'll meet at the west end of the parking lot of Dalhousie LRT Station behind Chapters. From the C-Train station, we'll follow the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) out of Calgary to the Emerald Lake parking, about a 30 minutes drive past Lake Louise.

    Trail conditions: Be prepared for snow and mud and ice. BRING YOUR ICERS AND POLES.
    Costs:
    Membership: You need to be a paid 2013 member to attend.

    Gas contributions for drivers is expected by all participants(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! Dress for Winter/Spring not Summer!

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

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  • Conrad

    Sorry folks but the road conditions have not improved much as I had hoped. I did a lot of driving last night in the city, and conditions were getting worst. Radio announcements for out of town highway conditions isn't much better. I am therefore cancelling this hike for everyone' safety.

    November 3, 2013

  • Liliana C.

    November 3, 2013

  • Conrad

    Anyone not planning on meeting at the Dalhousie C-Train Station needs to let me know ASAP. Otherwise, I expect everyone to be behind Chapters at 7:30.

    1 · November 1, 2013

    • Laura

      We are coming from Dalhousie!!

      November 2, 2013

  • Laura

    So arewe meeting at the same church margaret?

    November 1, 2013

    • Margaret

      sounds good. Let's do 7am? Recall that it's Daylight savings at 2am :)

      November 1, 2013

    • Margaret

      Hey Laura, I am no longer going - I had enough of slogging today (!) and I'm not up to 20k tomorrow - but I will still give you a ride to Dalhousie anyway and bring my spare icers and poles

      November 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And, I've got a sprained ankle, and am not sure how it'll be over the weekend. Have Fun !

    November 1, 2013

  • Blaine B.

    sorry Conrad, I got some back spasms yesterday, in bed since. It's a little better now but I can't predict if I will be okay on Sunday, so I will have to pull out.

    November 1, 2013

  • Laura

    does anyone have extra pairs of icers/spikes?

    October 30, 2013

    • Conrad

      I have an extra pair of icers - size 8- 10

      October 31, 2013

    • Laura

      Wemanaged to get one pair from steve and one from margaret so we should be good.If anyone have extra pair of poles that would be great as well?

      October 31, 2013

  • Conrad

    Margaret, Bonnie, and Jun. In order to participate in this hike, you need to make an online payment of $5 for the day, or $20 to become a 2013 Member. The Pay Online button is on the left hand side of the CORA website home page.

    October 29, 2013

    • Margaret

      done! :)

      October 31, 2013

    • Jun P.

      $20 membership fee paid

      October 31, 2013

  • Conrad

    I have ONE extra pair of icers Laura. Size 8 - 10 boots.

    October 30, 2013

  • Liliana C.

    I don't

    October 30, 2013

  • Conrad

    Guests and non-members that have not paid yet need to pay $5 online by Friday.

    October 30, 2013

  • Conrad

    $20 memberships are good to the end of March 2014.

    October 30, 2013

  • Pierre

    Conrad,

    How do I add a guest?

    October 29, 2013

  • Tom

    October 29, 2013

  • Liliana C.

    Hi Conrad. Mike is my guest.

    October 29, 2013

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