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D4 Moderate Hike / Snowshoe - Grass Pass / Bull Creek Hills

Distance: 15.0km Round trip (approx. 7 hours hiking + 3 hrs driving)
Elevation Gain: 720 m

This is a good shoulder season trip with nice views of the peaks at the south end of Highway 40, including Mt Burke to the south. Although there is 720m elevation gain, there is little to no risk of avalanches along this route. We will plan on staying on the trail do a loop. As such, we'll need to leave a car at both ends of the loop along Hwy 40.


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], and I drive a Red Honda CRV.

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event . If you are not a "paid" member at the time of signing up, you will be moved to the Waiting list until proof of payments are available. Yearly membership fee is $20, or $5 for the day, paid Online only. No money will be taken at the meetup location.

This hike is not for beginners, but should be relatively easy for seasoned hikers. There is no scramble involved, but there is some ups and downs involved to complete the loop.
Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you.
Please let me know ahead of time if you have any medical conditions.

Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot of Anderson LRT Station, near where the LRT Station. From there we'll dirive west on highway 22X (westbound Spruce Meadows Trail). If you drive by Spruce Meadows you know that you're heading in the right direction. At the junction with Highway 22, turn left (south). Follow Highway 22 to Turner Valley. In Turner Valley , Highway 22 turns east to Black Diamond. Follow it. In Black Diamond, Highway 22 turns south. Follow it south. It'll head towards Longview. Look to turn off west before Longview on Highway 541. Follow Highway 541 west for 38km. We will start the hike / snowshoe at the Sentinel Recreational area.

Trail conditions: Unknown. Bring snowshoes and hiking boots.

Gas contributions for drivers is expected by all participants(see below).

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: Snowshoes & Icers. 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
Recommended - camera, micro spikes

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  • Nancy-Anne R.

    Ditto!! Thanks everyone!

    April 7, 2014

  • Maya

    Thanks Conrad for the awesome hike! Loved the trail and the company; looking forward to join you on more hikes!

    April 7, 2014

  • Pam

    Thanks, Conrad! It was nice to see you back after a long and busy soccer season. Great choice of hike and as always with CORA a fun and upbeat group.

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    @ Conrad, therapy on the left foot is ongoing and slowly progressing. But, I'm still not absolutely sure I can do the 15 km. tomorrow without holding up the group. So.... I'm going to try a shorter hike. Have Fun !! See you soon, Conrad !

    April 5, 2014

  • Conrad

    I'll pick up Nancy-Rose in the morning.

    April 4, 2014

  • U. P.

    I won't be able to. Have to do tons of marking :/

    April 4, 2014

  • Nancy-Anne R.

    hey! super excited for tomorrow's hike! Is anyone coming from the NW/downtown area and is able to pick me up in Killarney? I'm on 14th Ave and 27th St SW. My number is[masked]

    April 4, 2014

  • Conrad

    Those of you who just got moved to the waiting list need to make an online payment of $20 for the 2014 season, or $5 as a guest for the day. Once I see your profile changed to 2014 Member, I'll let you back in in priority.

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Yvonne

      Hi Conrad, I just paid the $5 drop-in fee. Please put me on the trip! Thank you!

      April 2, 2014

  • Cheryl

    Conrad, I just renued my membership. So please put me back on.

    April 1, 2014

  • Conrad

    Thanks Morgan. See you Saturday

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Morgan

    Answers. 1. No; 2 i've been on ur trips; 3 no.

    March 31, 2014

6 went

  • Conrad
    President, Organizer 2016, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Nancy-Anne­ R.
    Member 2015
  • Maya
    Member 2014
  • Pam
    Organizer, Member 2016, Assistant Organizer
  • Brian
    Member 2015
  • A former member

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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