PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. RSVP: Update your RSVP as early as possible, preferably 12 hours before the meeting time. 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, not your preference to ride.
Description: Day Scramble Distance: 12 kms return Roundtrip Time: 6 1/2 hours est. Height gain: 884 m Level: This will start as a snowshoe in and then up to the ridge. A good level of fitness is required but our pace is slow. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you
Driving and Directions: To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Andreson LRT station. From Hwy 2 south from Calgary to Hwy 7 west to Okotoks. West on Hwy 7 to Black Diamond, then south on Hwy 22 to Longview. From Longview we go west again on Hwy 541. At Highwood Junction we go south to Cartaract Creek Campground. If you plan to drive get an idea of where we're going before you come out. Weather forecast: unknown Trail conditions: unknown
Transport: 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. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas. For an example, a trip into the NPs gas and wear and tear will be about $60. Divided 4 ways that's $15 per person.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED.
Mandatory - sense of humour, lunch, 1-2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots, snowshoes Recommended - camera, hiking poles, gaiters, headlamp, crampons/icers/cleats