March 31, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Please do not RSVP No – I only need to know if you are attending.
Please read the entire posting before RSVP'ing to be sure this hike is appropriate for you. Late cancellation or No Show would make the event organizer and other participants not happy.
Note: Our pace will be relaxed; it will not be a race. We will be stopping for great views, photos, rest breaks and the occasional head count. Also, if you cannot stay with the group please refrain from signing up.
Hiker requirements: Healthy enough to complete the hike, good sense of humor and a desire to explore the natural environment. Bring your cheerfulness and sense of humour.
Speed demons need not to apply!
Elevation gain: 60 M
Duration: 2-3 hours plus driving time. Please note: duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.
Direction: Chateau Lake Louise. We will be meeting at the heated washroom building in lower parking lot at Chateau Lake Louise.
Dress appropriately for the weather
Hiking boots (if you show up with runners and/or jeans I will not take you for this hike. )
Hiking poles (optional)
Bear Spray if you have it
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Pack garbage out
Suggested passenger fare/costs: As I am staying at Banff/Lake Louise area, I will not be arranging the car pool. You have to arrange your own car pool if needed. $25.00 for gas per person and in cash to your driver. You need Park Pass.
Please read the following: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Update_Carpooling_Etiquette_-Required_reading_io
Who can attend: No dogs please. No children for this hike.
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.