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D4 Moderate Hike - Elbow Lake / Piper Pass

Distance: 20.0km Round trip (approx. 8 hours hiking + 3 hrs driving)
Elevation Gain: 620 m


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.
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:
From the Dalhousie C-Train Station, we'll drive west on Crowchild, connect onto Stoney Trail and take Hwy 1 westbound. At the Hwy 40 intersection, we'll go south on Hwy 40 for 60 km to the Elbow Pass Parking lot - lefthand side.

Trail conditions: Unknown, but be prepared for some snow patches and mud (i.e. proper boots and gators).

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: . 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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  • Meghan

    Lovely hike with a lovely bunch of people with (mostly) lovely weather! Thanks for organizing Conrad!

    July 2, 2014

  • Mike T.

    Never ever cancel based on a weather forecast...

    2 · June 30, 2014

  • Tian W.

    sorry have to cancel due to bad weather. Have fun!

    June 26, 2014

  • Heather Z

    Do I need to pay the whole year membership fee or can I just pay the day fee?

    June 26, 2014

    • Meghan

      Hi Heather!(on behalf of Conrad) You can pay just the day fee of $5. Click on the "pay online" button on the left, and change the $20 amount (for full year membership), to $5 (for just the day). : )

      June 26, 2014

  • Conrad

    For those of you on the Going list that haven't paid 2014 member fees, I am going to move you to the waiting list until I see proof of payments. You will be moved back on afterwards.

    June 25, 2014

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