Wasootch Ridge Hike T4

Wasootch Ridge Winter Hike T4

No Beginners

Distance: 12 km (Round Trip)

Difficulty: Moderate

Elev. gain: 762 meters

Time required: 5 - 7 hours

Directions: From Calgary head west on hwy 1 and take the turnoff for hwy 40 K country trail. Take the first left after the Wasootch sign on the right hand side after the Barrier lake info center.

Hike Description: Long ridge walk in Kananaskis Country dividing Wasootch Creek and Porcupine Creek with a smorgasbord of panoramic views. We will hike to the cairn.  Start of the trail is fairly steep but soon levels out with beautiful views of the Kananaskis Valley. There may or may not be a trail here so be ready to help out breaking trail!

No Guests Everyone must Sign Up

Gear Requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather - warm clothing/layers - no cotton, no jeans
Hiking boots
MICRO spikes or other traction for your boots
Gaiters
Hiking poles
Bear Spray if you have it
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Water
Camera (optional)
Pack garbage out

Suggested passenger commuting costs: $15.00 for gas per person and in cash.


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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  • Alison S.

    This is now easily one of my favorites :)

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Jane S.

    Great group and view, although the strong wind almost blew us away. Thanks Candice and Karen for hosting it.

    May 12, 2013

  • Maureen

    Great hike day and great company! Thanks Candice and Karen for organizing and hosting.

    May 12, 2013

  • Karen L

    Great day, great trail, great people.

    May 12, 2013

  • Candice B.

    Great view. Wind did not want us up there today that is for sure!

    May 12, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    I am not going to attend today as I have a bit of a headache and think maybe it's better to not go. Sorry for the late notice.

    May 12, 2013

  • Candice B.

    I can not meet everyone at shouldice in the morning. I have asked George, Anne and Alison to help organize the car pool so meet them at the parking lot as usual at least 10 min before 8:30. I will see you all at the Wasootch Parking lot 9:30.

    We will be in the sun most of the day and it is going to be a very hot with a UV index of 8 so bring your sunblock, lots of water, and maybe a hat. I will be bringing Karen, Maureen and Lorraine. See you there.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woke up a couple days ago with the flu bug that's been going around. Not quite over it yet. Thinking I should back out now and give someone else the chance to go instead of waiting to see how I feel tomorrow morning. Have fun everyone.

    May 11, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Thanks for the message hope you feel better soon.

      May 11, 2013

  • Raymond H

    Sorry for the late notice

    May 11, 2013

  • Imad B.

    Okay I am unable to make it for this hike. Dare you think that I chickened out after the cautionary note by Candice. It is a mothers day brunch in Calgary Zoo on Sunday and I cant say no to my wife specially after three consecutive hikes over the weekends (Sat, Sun, Sat). Mountains, ridges, heights, bears and cougars dont scare me but wifey, ooohhh.

    4 · May 8, 2013

  • Anna

    If you have a cancellation, Candice I would be happy to join you. Please let me know. Thank you.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Candice B.

    I want to send out a note of caution. This is not a Beginners Hike. It has a very steep beginning, loose footing and there may or may not be snow, mud and slippery sections.
    It is also a ridge walk.....ridges are not flat. We will be going up and down all day. This is not easy for someone who has not hiked before and should not be attempted as a first hike.

    2 · May 7, 2013

    • Sherry O

      Candice you know my level of hiking from nose hill/stairs. Is this going to be too challenging? Last thing I wanna do is slow the group down. Thoughts ...

      May 8, 2013

  • George

    Riding with Anne

    May 2, 2013

  • Anne M.

    I can drive

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The email notice says this is next week, but this link says May 12. Which date is correct?

    April 13, 2013

    • Candice B.

      May 12 is the correct one. Must be a glitch because I changed the date last week after doing the hike. There was still a lot snow up there.

      April 13, 2013

  • Oscar M

    Nice pic of wasootch ridge!

    April 11, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Note: T4 to the cairn by avoiding scrambly bits. S6 after the cairn to the true summit.

    April 7, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Thank you Andy. I intend to get to the cairn no further. :)

      2 · April 7, 2013

  • Maureen

    Hope to get on this one Candice. Thank you for organizing this again especially on a Sunday! :)

    1 · April 4, 2013

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