Please read the trip description below.
We are not certified guides and don't give guided tours.
Junction Hill (Moderate Hike)
Distance: 8.6km (roundtrip)
Elevation gain: 830m
Time: 5-6 hours + driving
(Don't make plans that depend on it. It's the mountains!)
Difficulty: Moderate hike on a snowy trail
Skill level: For fit hikers
Safety: Snow and Wind
Trail Conditions: Snowy
Weather Conditions: Partially cloudy+ Snowy+Sunny
(In the mountains, expect anything!)
Location: Kananaskis Country
The trip has changed from Raspberry Ridge to Junction Hill due to trail conditions. It's in the same area of Kananaskis Country. For further info see below links:
Gear Required: Microspikes/crampons, hiking boots (snowshoes if you prefer), trekking poles, gaiters, warm clothes and shell layers, food and minimum 2 litres of water (don't bring bladders, they might freeze up), sunglasses, headlamp, and sense of wonder.
-- No cottons or jeans. For your own safety, please bring appropriate hiking outfit and gear.
Recommended: Ice axe, camera, sonic balaclava.
Directions: From Calgary, drive Highway 22 south to Longview. Turn right (west) onto Hwy 541 and continue 43.2km (26.8mi) to Highwood Junction, where Hwys 40, 940 and 541 intersect. Turn left (south) onto unpaved Hwy 940, then immediately turn right (west) into the Highwood House parking lot.
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:
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.