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.
- 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.
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.