Trail: Hogarth Lakes Snowshoe Loop
Location: Burstall Pass trailhead / parking lot. Snowshoe trail starts on North-West end of lot.
Distance: 3.9 Km Loop
For this meetup, you're responsible for finding your own set of snowshoes PRIOR to the event. They are available for rent at the U of C Outdoor Centre, MEC, as well as other rental shops around town. Also, I plan on leaving the park and ride by 8:15 sharp and will go ahead with those in attendance at that time.
Make sure you dress for the weather! Snow pants, waterproof boots, gaiters,trekking poles, warm jacket, toque, mitts, etc. Also bring sandwiches, snacks and water to drink, perhaps something hot such as soup, tea or hot chocolate! Please be courteous and bring money to share in the cost of fuel for the carpool. Suggested car pool fare is $10 to $15/passenger
We will meet at the Sirocco Park and Ride to sort out carpools and directions.
More info on the trail: http://www.albertaparks.ca/peter-lougheed/information-facilities/trails/hogarth-lakes-loop-snowshoe.aspx
More info on gear rentals at U of C: http://www.calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca
Please keep in mind that I am not a guide so everyone coming should do their homework and be able to help in navigation, and know where the trailhead is located.
This Meetup is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the weather is unfavourable. Also, if there are any unforeseen circumstances that arise (trail conditions, etc.) we will simply try to switch to another trail located somewhat nearby.
*Disclaimer: by attending this meetup, you agree that there are risks associated with the aforementioned activity, and you will in no way hold the organizer or this meetup group responsible for any accident or injury that may occur.