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Mount Howard (Easy Scramble)
Distance: 21 km
Elevation gain: 1100 m
Time: 10 hours (including driving)
(Don't make plans that depend on it. It's the mountains!)
Difficulty: Steep hike and a long snowy ridge walk
Skill level: For fit hikers (Not recommend for beginners)
Safety: Snow and Wind
Trail Conditions: Snowy
Weather Conditions: Partially cloudy+ Snowy+Sunny
(In the mountains, expect anything!)
Location: Kananaskis Country
This will be the re-attempt of Mount Howard, which we couldn't do it two weeks ago due to unforeseen circumstances. The trip is recommended by Bob Spirko as being best done in the shoulder season. The approach to the ridge from Canyon Creek is a character building slog. Once we get up to the ridge, we'll enjoy fantastic views.
We will have GPS with us, in case we lose track of the trail. However, expect some type of bushwhacking along the way, for this isn't a tourist route.
Gear Required: Microspikes/crampons, headlamp, hiking boots (snowshoes if you prefer), trekking poles, warm clothes and shell layers, food and minimum 2 litres of water (don't bring bladders, they might freeze up).
Recommended: Ice axe, climbing helmet, camera, gaiters.
Directions: Drive to Highway 66/68, then to the Powderface Trail. The hike begins from Canyon Creek area.
Costs: Annual CORA membership is $20. Alternatively, you can pay $5 and join for a day hike.
Please reimburse some gas money for your driver.
Trip Waiver and Conditions: You must sign a trip waiver to attend to this event even if you are a paid member. Here is the waiver you are expected to sign:
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