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D4: Moderate Hike / snowshoe - Panorama Meadow via Taylor Lake

trail-imageDistance: Approx. 17 km Return
Duration: Approx. 5 - 6 hours at a good pace + 4 hrs driving
Elevation: About 730m

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

This may be a hike on packed snow, or an easy snowshoe, however we will be moving at a good pace. Pretty sure we will need snowshoes in the Meadow!!!

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. You may need to log onto a computer to see the Pay Online button.

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 Taylor Lake parking area, about a 15 minutes drive past Castle Junction.

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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  • sidney w.

    Fabulous powder snow trail. Thanks Conrad

    November 18, 2013

  • Jonathan A.

    I'll join the chorus with a thank you for all who came out and made this trip totally awesome. Conrad - great job.

    November 17, 2013

  • Dave M.

    Had a blast! Thanks Conrad for organizing and driving!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Conrad..Wow feeling..!! Thumps up.

    November 17, 2013

  • Morgan

    Thanks Conrad for a nice day and snowy views of Taylor Lake against Mount Bell...wow!

    November 17, 2013

  • Anna

    Don't show me pictures..... Ill be sad i didn't go.... I wouldn't be fun today. Sorry

    November 17, 2013

  • Anna

    Woke up under the bed.... no... woke up under the weather. Staying in..

    November 17, 2013

  • Conrad

    Let's all hope that the weather will improve and that the roads out of town will be clear and safe by tomorrow morning,

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @ Conrad: my ankle still feels unsure for the 17km run. I would hate to be out there somewhere. So, I'm going to do a much shorter 'shoe with another friend tomorrow to test the ankle. So Have Fun, my Friend ! I was out there in the fall for the larch run and it's a magical place.

    November 16, 2013

  • Pam

    Sorry to cancel, Conrad.

    November 16, 2013

  • Tonia

    Sorry have to cancel Conrad, will have to work on Sun

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to cancel Conrad, I now have to work right through the weekend. Have a great trip, Rachel

    November 15, 2013

  • Jonathan A.

    Looking forward to it!

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Conrad, I am working from Friday night to Saturday night..The schedule is to complete by Saturday 8 pm.. I have your mobile number. Will send you the message if delayed..I won't have any network to connect and communicate till Sat 8 pm.

    November 13, 2013

  • Meghan

    I forgot Brinkley and I have our final therapy dog screening Sunday morning, so we can't come :( Look forward to the next chance to get out with you!

    November 11, 2013

    • Meghan

      Thanks for organizing Conrad!

      November 11, 2013

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