Description: Day Hike
Distance: 16 - 18 kms return
Roundtrip Time: 6 hours est + 2 hrs driving.
The end of October, especially the evening of October 31st, is prime time for Zombies. This ridgewalk should give us ample opportunity to spot any impending assaults and take evasive action. The ridge itself is broad and grassy, with good views of Banded Peak, Moose Mountain and Nihahi Ridge and some other spectacular peaks. We'll hit the ridge, go along it until we reach the end or it is time to turn around. We will return the way we came.
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Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.
Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, Be courteous to those waiting to attend. Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event.
This is a moderate hike. An average level of fitness is required because our pace will be steady. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you. I haven't been there before so will rely on maps and various guide books. If we have to make decisions about our route we will do this collectively.
Driving and Directions:
We will meet in the parking lot at McMahon Stadium. From there we will make our way, in car pools, to Bragg Creek. Leaving Bragg Creek we will travel south on the Cowboy Trail until it connects with Hwy. 66. We will follow Route 66 for 19 km (more or less) and then turn on to the road to the trailhead, approximately 4 km from the main road.
Weather forecast: unknown
Trail conditions: unknown, but there will be snow.
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (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!
Mandatory - sense of humour, lunch, 2-3+ litres of water (preferably not water bladders, they freeze), layers, sturdy warm boots. It is winter, so toques, mitts, long underwear and other appropriate cold weather gear is necessary. A thermos of hot water (for soup, hot chocolate or tea) is a nice thing to have.
Recommended - zombie stompers (aka snowshoes) or icers/microspikes, camera, gaiters, hiking poles, bear spray, a personal first aid kit.