Carry Ridge hike - Sheep River Valley - RSVP opens March 24 @ 7 pm

  • March 29, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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 Cruisin' on Carry Ridge
Good Friday, March 29, 2013

Please read the entire page before you RSVP

Carry Ridge is a very pleasant hike mainly on a horse trail along a ridge that is mostly open. We will follow the ridge to the north as far as we like and then hike down off the ridge to a valley bottom and follow it back to the start.

Distance: Anywhere up to 9.4 km or possibly further.
Elevation:  approx 465 m.
Difficulty:   T2 - some off trail.  There could be snow, ice, and mud.  If the weather has been warm there is a boggy area that will be messy to cross.
Time on trail est: 4-5 hours depending on trail conditions plus driving time.

Who can attend: Members only, no guests, adults only please.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on leash and be well behaved. That means no jumping up on people, is not yappy, walks well on a leash, and gets along with other dogs.

Trailhead: We will meet at the Sheep River Provincial Park office.  We may need to set up a short car shuttle to the trailhead as there is very limited parking.  I will meet you at the Sheep River Provincial Park office and will be driving a very dark red (looks almost black) Subaru Forester.

Carpooling: If you need a ride from Calgary please arrange a ride with other members on the RSVP list using the email function on the meetup page. We will meet at the Sheep River Information Centre at 10 am. Plan your carpool meeting time based on how long it will take to get to the trailhead. For example, its approximately a 70 minute drive from Heritage Park to the Sheep River Provincial Park office.

Suggested carpool contribution is $15 per person paid to your driver. 

What you should have:

  • sturdy hiking boots that are over the ankle. No runners - running shoes are for running or walking not hiking.
  • mitts/gloves/toque
  • gaiters to help keep the mud out of your boots
  • hiking pole(s) if you use them
  • layered warm clothing with a waterproof shell
  • lunch, snacks and water
  • personal first aid kit
  • thermos with a hot drink or soup is a good idea for late winter/early spring hikes.
  • bag for muddy boots and change of footwear for the ride home
  • NO COTTON CLOTHING for late winter/early spring hikes.

The rest:

Participation:  As trip organizer, I reserve the right to move people on and off the trip to increase or reduce the size of the group based on ability, safety factors, if you have read this description and your willingness to drive. After all - its my trip!

Early spring trips are dependent on weather conditions and for that reason the morning of the trip please check the website to make sure the trip is not cancelled due to poor road and/or weather conditions.

Waiver: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike so please make sure you read it before you come to the trailhead.

Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, and trail conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal First-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

If you have any questions that are not answered in the description, please email me.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for a fun day in the sun. Dare I say it but I think spring has sprung!

    March 30, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Oh no sandy, now it will snow for sure "again". Just kidding, I sure hope you are right. Snow sports are starting to bore me :)

      March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh I'm sure it will snow again but it better not stick around or someone is going to get hurt!! :o)

      March 30, 2013

  • Maureen

    Thanks Sandy for the hike! It was a great day and nice seeing everyone!

    March 29, 2013

  • Lori

    Thank you Sandy - nice to see everybody. Lots of sun and very peaceful.

    March 29, 2013

  • Candice B.

    It was such a warm sunny day, just perfect for another great hike. Thank you Sandy.

    March 29, 2013

  • Doug R.

    What a nice stress free day cruising on Carry Ridge. Thanks Sandy!

    March 29, 2013

  • Candice B.

    I can give 3 people a ride from Somerset-Bridlewood LRT Station. Meet me there 8:30am

    E-mail me directly for a ride.

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Candice - is your call full at this stage? If not I would like to car pool with you. Thanks.

      March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Andree you are not on the attending list?

      March 28, 2013

  • Claudia A.

    I can take one person with me if they need a ride as long as they don't mind that I will have my dog with me. I live on the border of the SE and NE.

    March 27, 2013

  • Bunny

    Sorry, have to cancel this trip. Have fun!

    March 26, 2013

  • Maureen

    I'm hitching a ride with Candice. See you all at the trailhead.

    March 26, 2013

  • Claudia A.

    I am not sure of the directions to Sheep River Provincial Park. I can't find highway 546 on the map. Could I get directions please?

    March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just sent you a message with directions - hope they help. For anyone else wondering, Highway 546 is the highway that takes you to K-Country from the 4 way stop in Turner Valley. Go west from the 4 way stop and that puts you on 546.

      March 26, 2013

  • Lori

    Passenger

    March 24, 2013

  • Doug R.

    Looking forward to meeting you Sandy. I will meet everyone at the gate.

    March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look forward to meeting you too finally Doug! Note though we are meeting at the Sheep River office which isn't as far as the closed gate :o)

      March 24, 2013

    • Doug R.

      Sounds good see you there.

      March 24, 2013

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