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D4: Prairie Mountain Conditioning-Toughne­ss Hikes

  • Mar 12, 2014 · 5:45 PM
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• CORA Organizers no longer accept cash at the trailhead! In order to join this event you need to be a CORA 2014 member; alternatively, you can pay $5 and join as a non-member. Payments are done online (the blue link on the left. Type the amount of payment in the box. Smart phones don't have this application, so you need to do this on a PC/Mac). 

• These hikes will take place every Wednesdays. It may be combined with outdoor Yoga sessions depending on the weather. 


Where: Elbow Falls Area (K-Country)

Max: 10 people

Distance: 7 km (roundtrip)

Elevation Gain: 685 m (Calgary tower is 191m)

Hiking Time: 2-3 hours (only an estimate). 

Difficulty: Strenuous hike

Skill level: A good level of fitness is required to do this outing. 

Hazards: Mountains are clearly dangerous places! Make sure you have the required clothing, gear, toughness, and conditioning

Weather Conditions:

Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at the trailhead, but as a convenience to the members, we will carpool in the designated city location 

Please reimburse some gas $$ to your drivers. 

Mandatory Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), waterproof hiking boots, microspikes, gaiters, trekking poles windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, headlamp, sunglasses, toque/beanie, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).

Optional Gear: Camera, map and compass, GPS, sunscreen, sonic balaclava, fire starter.

• Do not wear the following: Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers, work boots), cotton layers, small running packs. These are not appropriate footwear for hiking in the mountains. If you happen to wear jeans and non-hiking footwear, you'll be sent to home in shame :) 

Cancellation policy: 24 hours prior to the trip. Keep in mind that this is not a dating service; you are either committed or not. Depending on your attitude, late night cancellations may result in having a "no show" -- unless you come up with a very "juicy" excuse such as UFO abductions, alien invasion, flying boars, Metallica concert, or bad hair. 

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. 


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  • U. P.

    I already feel like I've done much faster than the previous time! Thanks for joining us, and will see you next time.

    March 12, 2014

  • Ania

    I'll meet you guys at the gate!

    March 12, 2014

  • Kayley E.

    I would love to start doing this...but Wednesdays is my salsa night :) If you guys decide ever to change this to a tuesday or thursday I am in!

    March 11, 2014

  • U. P.

    My fastest run is around 58 minutes, from trailhead to the summit. But that was last spring. I gotta beat my own record this year. Probably won't happen this Wednesday though...

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't want to seem like a flake but when asked if I could drive I remembered I have to replace my upper intake manifold gasket and it is a two day job that I am starting tomorrow. If I finish the repair early, could I change my RSVP to yes the day of, and just show up at the meeting place?

    March 10, 2014

    • Dave M.

      Shouldn't be a problem. At this point the meet ups not full.

      March 10, 2014

  • Dave M.

    The weathers saying 13 and sunny on Wednesday! Looks like this will be a fine day for some exercise.
    Icers and Headlamps!

    1 · March 10, 2014

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Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

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