Snowshoe Little Lawson Peak - S5

Looking to complete little Lawson Peak. I did this earlier in the season however we didn't quite make it to the false summit, let alone the true summit.

Distance: ~10 km return

Elevation Gain: ~600M

Difficulty: S5 (Due to deep snow on steep sections.) 
If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself. http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Rating_System/

Estimated trip time: As with any mountain trip, expect and plan to be out for a good 12 hours, I'm expecting this to take 6-8 hours.

Trailhead: Penstock Loop Trailhead, Canyon Day use area on Kananaskis lakes trail. We can also cut a bit of flat out and park on the Smith Dorrien where the Penstock loop crosses the road.

Recommended gear: Sturdy hiking boots, mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, hiking poles, layered clothing with waterproof shell, Snowshoes, headlamp with extra batteries, food and water - you can never have too much, thermos with hot drink of choice.

Microspikes are highly recommended as we may end up having to take snowshoes off if the snow is blown clear near the summit.

Absolutely no cotton clothing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me,[masked]

Real-time tracking while we're out, feel free to share with emergency contacts. Be aware this is not always 100% and authorities shouldn't be called because it misses a few updates.http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0kQ5sZfx4HIqqmXDJ7cQofUxZENcs0ZDX

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • Dirk G.

    Sory you missed me

    February 3, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Hey Dirk, Would there be a suitable time this week I could meet you somewhere to grab the spot?

      My number is[masked]

      February 13, 2013

  • Dirk G.

    Excellent climb, great group of people

    February 4, 2013

  • Dirk G.

    Just leaving for Sobey's from Chaparral Valley

    February 3, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Just seen this going to go over there I'll look for your car

      February 3, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Must have missed you. I can get it any time really.

      February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic view at summit, excellent company, cooperative weather gods. Thanks Mike, Danny and Dirk for a great day in the mountains.

    February 3, 2013

  • Dirk G.

    Yes you did, I at the girlfriend house just now but need to pick up some groceries tonight and thinking I could at the new Sobey's in Silverado

    February 3, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Dirk, i think I may have left my spot in the front passenger door. Would you mind checking when you get a chance and let me know.

    February 3, 2013

  • Danny

    Mike, which part of the Park & Ride will you be? Or what make/color of your car?

    February 1, 2013

    • Danny

      Morgan, I find that there's a map in this guide showing the park & ride area: http://www.calgarytra...­

      1 · February 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Danny.

      February 3, 2013

  • Dirk G.

    I will be driving a red Dodge Journey

    February 2, 2013

  • Dirk G.

    Will be driving from 22X, so if anyone wants a ride from deep in the south, send me a message.

    January 30, 2013

  • catalin

    snowshoe scramble? :D

    January 25, 2013

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  • Danny
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