Prairie Mountain Exerciser - T3

I will be doing quite a few sets of Prairie Mountain over the next few months, I'm hoping to slowly build a little bit of speed, but plan to specifically work on adding more weight/gear to the pack every time.

Distance: ~7 km return

Elevation Gain: ~700M

Difficulty: T3 (With snow)
If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself. http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Rating_System/

Estimated trip time: 2-4 hours (on the mounatin), always be prepared for 24 hours.

Trailhead: The trailhead is located on Highway 66, at the winter gate near Elbow Falls.

Required gear: Sturdy hiking boots, mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, layered clothing with a waterproof shell, microspikes, headlamps or some sort of light as it is dark. food and water - you can never have too much, thermos with hot drink of choice.

Absolutely no cotton clothing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me,[masked]

Real-time tracking while we're out, feel free to share with emergency contacts. Be aware this is not always 100% and authorities shouldn't be called because it misses a few updates.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0kQ5sZfx4HIqqmXDJ7cQofUxZENcs0ZDX

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    3hr50mins return complete with random game-trail "short cut" :) All good. Thanks Mike!

    April 6, 2013

    • Candice B.

      I think I know the exact trail you shortcut is! LOL glad you found your way.

      2 · April 6, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Yea, dark and fog led us down the wrong trail.

      April 6, 2013

  • Ashley R.

    Hey - I was curious if this is open to anyone apart of the group? If so, when would you need to know by?

    April 4, 2013

    • Ashley R.

      Awesome - thanks
      Also, is there an option to meet along 1a or 1 hwy?

      April 4, 2013

    • Mike S.

      since you'd be coming from Cochrane, take hwy 22 down through bragg creek to hwy 66, then turn right (west) to the winter gate. We won't be going passed or along hwy 1 at all

      April 5, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Prairie mountain is west on highway 66 (22x) we never hit highway 1. It's near elbow falls

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need ride from Calgary otherwise Cannot make it :)

    April 2, 2013

    • Mike S.

      Somerset at 6 PM

      April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Should work. Thanks Mike.

      April 3, 2013

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