Off-trail snowshoe trip - ridge along Hwy 93

Off trail snowshoe to an unnamed ridge along Hwy 93 with spectacular views. Elevation gain 500 m+. This is not a beginner snowshoe. You have to be fit for this trip. You will be expected to contribute to trail breaking.
Required:
1. Aluminium snowshoes appropriate for your size; whatever your size, snowshoes should not be less than 30” long!
2. Gaitors
3. Lunch, snacks, water
4. Warm clothing, extra gloves/mitts
5. Warm footwear
6. First aid kit, snowshoe repair kit
7. Park pass
8. Positive attitude and love of adventure
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTEICE: This is a winter outing and the group has to stay together and keep reasonable pace to stay warm. There will be no long breaks to wait for stragglers, due to low temperatures and possibility of frost-bite and hypothermia. Please do not sign for this trip if you are not able to keep up with the pace or you will be endangering the entire group.

ABOUT THIS TRIP AND FUTURE TRIPS (please read):
As on my previous trip, this will be combined effort between Slow and Steady and another group. Rather than cancelling the trip if there are only 2-3 participants from Slow and Steady whose ability is unknown to me, and with permission from Slow and Steady, I am combining more experienced group with new folks from Slow and Steady until core group of off-trail snowshoers within Slow and Steady is developed.

Off trail snowshoeing needs a strong and dedicated core group of enthusiasts capable of breaking trail. I will be calling combined trips to the end of this season and throughout next snowshoeing season to try to gauge interest and capability of off-trail snowshoers within Slow and Steady. Please note that each group will sign their own waiver.

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  • Duffy P.

    Wendy,

    In the works.

    March 31, 2013

  • Wendy

    Duffy, I would like to hear more about Kookanosa from your friend. Please get my email from Zora. Thanks.
    Wendy

    March 30, 2013

  • Zora

    Thank you everyone for coming - it was an awesome day in the mountains with great company!

    March 30, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Great day as Wendy describes and thanks to Zora for helping us improve our off trail techniques.

    March 29, 2013

  • Wendy

    Absolutely delightful day with amazing views, spectacular amount of falling and treasured times with new friends! Thank Zora so much for organizing and for your encouraging comments!

    March 29, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Will drive and have room for 3.

    March 28, 2013

  • Wendy

    See everybody tomorrow morning. I expect it is where COC meets....same spot....that's were I be. On the south side.

    March 28, 2013

  • Zora

    We do need 2 vehicles - I will drive, so we need another volunteer to drive. See you tomorrow bright and early

    March 28, 2013

  • Yuko

    i only need a ride from car pool location. I don't need a ride from royal oak, hopefully it is clear, and the rest of people can drive and get a ride from them, cheers

    March 28, 2013

  • Zora

    Yoko,

    I am not sure now if you need lift from Royal Oak to Shouldice, or you are asking about car pooling from Shouldice to trailhead. I will be driving and already have 4 of us in my car. I hope you, Wendy or Duffy can drive second car.

    March 28, 2013

  • Yuko

    I am in royal oak

    March 28, 2013

  • Yuko

    Hi zora, thank you for your message, I need a ride from car pool location. Are we going to meet at car pool location as it is described ? Please advise

    March 28, 2013

  • Zora

    Yuko, I am already picking up one person. maybe Wendy or Duffy can give you a ride. Please contact them and let them know which part of town you are in

    March 28, 2013

  • Yuko

    Need a ride please

    March 28, 2013

  • Zora

    Wendy, off-trail snowshoeing is never really fast. Trail breaking is hard work and we do not run up the hill. We stop for short breaks. That being said, we cannot sit and wait for stragglers for ever - it is winter time and people get cold. Try it and see how it goes, so you will know for the next season. It would be great if you can pick up Irina.

    March 28, 2013

  • Wendy

    Please tell me about the pace of this. I am fit, but not super fit. I can make it but it depends on the lead. If it is hard core relentless pushing up the mountain I'm worried. I live in the south and can pick up Irina if she is close.

    March 28, 2013

  • Irina

    I would need a lift, please)

    March 26, 2013

    • Duffy P.

      Let us know what part of the city you live in and it will be easier to arrange.

      March 27, 2013

  • Adrian C

    This looks like a fun trip, however will be working on Friday so I can't join, but I would really appreciate if you guys would take some shots of the trail head. There aren't many references to trips in this area. TIA Adrian

    March 27, 2013

  • Zora

    Irina, can you make it to the Shouldice or you need a lift to Shouldice? I am already picking up another preson. Kevin, Wendy, Duffy, can one of you help Irina?

    March 27, 2013

  • Zora

    Kvein, once we are on the ridge we can go for many hours, but my estimate would be 5-ish hr of snowshoeing.

    March 27, 2013

  • Kevin M.

    How many km, how many hours snowshoeing do you folks estimate?

    March 26, 2013

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