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D4: Prairie Mountain Conditioning-Toughne­ss Hikes

  • Apr 9, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I went up and halfway it was really slushy and really windy on the summit so I decided I won't go up again, not the funnest of times for me. Totally dry for the first half. Have fun and hope to get out again with you guys soon

    April 9, 2014

    • Dave M.

      Ok - see you next week!!

      April 9, 2014

  • Peter

    Sorry guys, my boots are since wet from the weekend, can't join you tonight

    April 9, 2014

  • U. P.

    Just a kind reminder that if you haven't done your drop-in fee or 2014 membership payment by tomorrow afternoon, I'll remove you from the trip. (Refer to the trip description above).

    April 8, 2014

  • Miho L.

    Me and Simon will meet you guys at the trailhead.

    April 8, 2014

  • Dave M.

    Anyone meeting us at the trailhead this week please let me know. I just want to confirm how many we're waiting for at McMahon.
    We'll arrive at the trailhead between 6:30 and 6:45 depending on traffic.

    April 8, 2014

    • Ania

      I'll meet you guys at the winter gate :)

      April 8, 2014

    • Michal Š.

      Hi Dave, I ll meet up with you guys at McMahon Stadium parking lot.

      April 8, 2014

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Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

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  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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