December 9, 2012 · 7:45 AM
Taylor Lake is a moderate-difficult snowshoe trip. We will be moving at a moderate pace. It's located in Banff National Park, park pass needed. THIS IS NOT A BEGGINER LEVEL TRIP, YOU MUST BE HIKING FIT. Distance: 13 km Elevation gain: 600 M Driving time 1hr 45 min one way On trail 5-6 hrs The trail switch backs its way thru the forest slowly gaining elevation, till we hit the lake. We follow Hyw. #1 West, Trail head is 8 km past Hwy 93 Castle Junction turn off. The parking lot is on the south side of the Hwy. The trailhead is well marked on the Hwy.
We will only wait at the parking lot for 15 minutes before heading out to the mountains.
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. TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event if you are not a paid member. The membership form can be downloaded, under the more section under forms. Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day. TRANSPORT: 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. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas. Gas contributions for drivers to be equally divided among participants in each vehicle. EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- Weather can change quickly -- sun, rain, wind, hot, or cool -- BE PREPARED. MANDATORY: - Sense of humour, 1-2 liters of water/Gatorade, lunch/snacks (energy food) layers (NO COTTON Shirts), Dress for winter, warm sturdy boots, snow-shoes, sun glasses, bear, whistle, personal first-aid kit, extra socks, warm gloves, fleece hat, hiking poles, no jeans!. RECOMMENDED: -a camera, extra batteries, gaitors, microspikes,yaktraks. See you on the Trail!.