Join me for an easy scramble/ hike up Midnight peak. This hike involves gain of approximately 900m and the main difficulty is mostly in steepness of the hike at the very end. If snow is present some kind of traction device, such as micro spikes would be helpful. Total length of the hike is 4-6h. We should be back at meetup location before 5PM.
We will park near Baldy Pass / Porcupine Group Campground (about 13.5km south on Hwy 40) and proceed to ascend to Baldy pass gaining about half of total elevation gain over about 4km. Once at the pass we turn towards our objective trying to follow faint use trails/ cross country. The last section of this hike may be covered in snow and ice thus slippery. It is recommended to have some kind of traction device handy to put on your hiking boots if needed.
Weather information link: http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Baldy-Alberta/forecasts/2192
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Required gear to bring:
layered clothing - be prepared for cold and/or wet weather- no cotton! Check weather via link 1 day before the trip.
sturdy boots - no runners
food - snacks/lunch
lots of water - bare minimum of 1L, 2L recommended
headlamp, just in case
Icers/microspikes, light crampons, or some other traction aid (very highly recommended)
small first aid kit
Check out 10 essential gear lists for other suggestions as what to pack.
This event is open only to paid 2013/2014 members of the club.