If you are new to CORA and never hiked with us before, please read the description carefully.We admit paid members only. And there are two options: Either purchasing annual membership ($20) which lasts until the next AGM, or casual hiker's fee ($5) that is valid for one outing. Payments are done online, the blue link on the left (Smart phones/i-phones don't have this app, so it must be done on PC/MAC)
We will try attempting Tangle Ridge based upon Bob Spirko and Matt Hobbs' reports. It looks like a very fine spot. But I might need to be in town earlier, so we might try a shorter hike in Canmore area.
If we do Tangle Ridge, we might engage in some route-finding, use of map, and compass. If you are looking for a touristy hike or in a rush to go back to town, this obviously isn't the right trip for you.
Where: Icefields (Banff NP)
Group Size: 10
Difficulty: Strenuous hike
Skill: Average level of fitness is required
Distance: 10.6 km (roundtrip)
Height Gain: 1100 meters
Pace: Slow on ascent; moderate-fast on descent
Hiking Time: 5 hours est.
Environmental Hazards: Bears, wind chills, altitude.
Basic Gear: 3 season hiking gear (backpack, waterproof hiking boots, poles, gaiters, windstopping shell layers, microspikes, rain coat, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, toque/beanie, gloves), camera, headlamp, sunglasses, first aid kit.
Technical Gear: None
• Jeans, casual shoes, runners, and cotton garments are absolutely prohibited!
Trip etiquette: CORA trips start at the trailhead. Be nice to plants and animals. Flatter your organizer. Provide some gas $$ to your driver by the end of the trip. Oh, and by joining this trip, you are bound to CORA Rules of Conduct. You'll also be expected to read and sign a trip waiver.