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D4: Prairie Mountain Fitness Hikes

  • May 14, 2014 · 5:45 PM
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In order to join this event you need to be a PAID CORA 2014 member - PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE, with PayPal. If you are not paid in full 24hrs prior to the trip start, you will be removed from the list.

You can pay $5 and join as a non-member when paying online. 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 Wednesday evening. 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: 700 m (Calgary tower is 191m)

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


Skill level: A basic level of fitness and hiking skill is required to do this outing. This is not a beginner hike!!

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, 1 litre 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, helicopter (for ride down).

• 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) direction. 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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  • Michelle B

    Apologies folks… I arrived at mcMahon at 6pm as i got stuck in bad traffic… i can read my emails on my phone but cannot send… reason you did not get message

    May 14, 2014

  • U. P.

    Sorry folks. Gotta work this evening.

    May 14, 2014

    • Russell P.

      Perfect. Sorry you're stuck at work!

      May 14, 2014

    • Ania

      I'll save that chocolate for next time!!

      1 · May 14, 2014

  • Gavin M.

    Sorry for the last minute nature of this but I'm not feeling well this afternoon. I will not be going this evening.

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hurt my leg at hockey earlier today. ):

    May 14, 2014

  • Simon

    Dave, Ania and I will meet you at the trail head.

    May 14, 2014

  • Morgan

    Hey Ugur, what ~ time did the group make it back to McMahon in previous weeks?

    May 12, 2014

    • Dave M.


      1 · May 13, 2014

    • Morgan

      Ya that's what I thought. Juggling act to squeeze >=6hrs of shut-eye LOL. 'later Dave!

      May 13, 2014

  • Morgan

    Too much going on this week cannot make it.

    May 13, 2014

    • Dave M.

      Sorry to miss you - next time!!

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Mike T.

    Damn...gotta bail out again

    May 11, 2014

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CAD20.00 before first trip

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