Barrier Lookout - On Trail 4. Moderate - snow shoe / winter hike

 

There will be a mix of hard packed snow, soft snow, mud, and bare ground at this time of year.

Those who have snow shoes and can attach them to their packs can bring them if they want to. Those wearing snow shoes can walk ahead and pack down the trail for those without snow shoes. Hikers owning icers or micro spikes should bring them along in case they need them. Hikers with neither snow shoes or icers should be fine on the well defined and easy to follow wide trail.

Distance: 14km RT.

Elevation gain: 500km.

Destination: A fire lookout with gorgeous views of Barrier lake and the surrounding mountains, including Baldy, Porcupine ridge, Wasootch ridge.

Driving directions: Trans-Canada (Hwy 1) North to Hwy 40. Turn left at Hwy 40 and drive to the Barrier Lake parking area (sign) on right. Park at the potties next to the lake.

What to bring:

Layers!! The weather is unpredictable this time of year. It can be quite windy on top. You will work up a sweat on the way up.

Icers / microspikes

Poles

Snow shoes if you have them and can attach them to your pack if not needed

Thermos with warm drink

Plenty of water

Sense of humor

Suggested car pool fare: $15

 

 

 

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  • Tari

    Love it!!

    April 28, 2013

  • Cathy L

    Great day! Fun adventure in crazy weather conditions with good company . Thanks for organizing Karen.

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Karen L

    24 hearty hikers and one four legged friend braved some wacky weather for a nice hike!

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Serena

    Hello..I will meet you at the trail head. thanks.

    April 27, 2013

  • Deep

    Can anybody please give me the postal code of the place. Thanks

    April 26, 2013

  • Deep

    Hi I am new to this group. I am interested in participating in this event. Please let me know if there is a space available

    April 26, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    It looks like there are a lot of drivers so I will also meet you at the trail head.

    April 26, 2013

  • mohsen a.

    Sorry, I can't come to this hike.

    April 26, 2013

  • Sherry C.

    My apologies but i won't be able to make the hike tomorrow

    April 26, 2013

  • mohsen a.

    Hi,

    Sorry, I am unable to come for this hike. I am sure you will have a lot of fun.

    Mohsen

    April 26, 2013

  • Cathy L

    Need a ride pls

    April 26, 2013

  • Gisele

    Driver, can take up to 5 passengers

    April 21, 2013

    • Sherry O

      Yes that would be great. Thanks

      April 22, 2013

    • Sherry O

      Gisele I am ill & have to cancel. Thanks anyway. Have a great hike!

      April 26, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    If I am not needed to carpool I will just meet at the trailhead. Will check this post in the morning for changes or if I'm needed to take passengers. Thx!

    April 26, 2013

  • Sherry O

    Sorry to miss this but still ill.

    April 26, 2013

  • Tari

    I'll drive and have rooms for 3. Meet you all at Shouldice.

    April 25, 2013

  • Sandra

    Sorry, no feeling well.

    April 25, 2013

  • Sandra

    I need a ride. Thx

    April 22, 2013

    • Malu C.

      Hi Cindy, are you taking a pooch? I'm fostering one but didn;t want to ask as i assumed it is a "no"... Maybe you know? Anne was ever so kind to offer me a ride, so I also didn't want to impose the doggie on her...

      April 24, 2013

    • Sandra

      Hi Cindy, I am going to cancel my registration to this hike but thanks for your offer, I appreciate it.

      April 25, 2013

  • Lorraine H.

    Got to cancel :(

    April 24, 2013

  • Haroon N

    Going on a 500km elevation gain hike, I salute you all :-)

    April 24, 2013

  • Ellick

    Will drive and can take 3

    April 24, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Hi folks, I'll be needing a ride too as dont have a car. I am coming from SE (Ramsay, Inglewood) but I can get to Shoudice by bus if no one is driving by.

    April 20, 2013

    • Haroon N

      Malu, I live in Erinwords which is on the other side of Deerfoot. I can give you a ride to Shouldice if you want.

      April 23, 2013

    • Malu C.

      Hi Haroon, I hooked up with Anne who is sort of a neighbour so i'm good. Thanks for offering and see you there!

      April 24, 2013

  • Candice B.

    Decided not to go/

    April 23, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    Can I bring a well behaved, not barking dog, that's good with people and shy, on leash?

    April 23, 2013

  • Maeve

    yes I would like to join the waitlist

    April 23, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry I've been asked to work over time Sat Will have to miss this one but look forward to joining the group soon.

    April 23, 2013

  • Karen

    Looking forward to it
    Will meet you at the trail head but if you need an extra driver I can help

    April 22, 2013

  • Karen L

    Forecast is for +12C and sunny on Saturday!

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Now Karen...by now you've surely have been here long enough to not believe forecasts :o)

      April 22, 2013

    • Karen L

      haha! Unfortunately they are only right when the forecast is bad!

      April 22, 2013

  • Karen L

    Driving from Shouldice. Can take 3.

    April 22, 2013

  • Karen L

    I will be at shouldice and can drive and take 3 passengers.

    April 22, 2013

  • Lynda M.

    Karen will you be sharing the destination with us later this week or do we have to wait for Saturday morning?

    April 21, 2013

  • Luz

    Passenger please

    April 21, 2013

  • Cindy S.

    Can drive 3 people

    April 21, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Will be driving with George. There is room for a third.

    April 20, 2013

  • George

    Riding with Anne

    April 20, 2013

  • Teresa

    I would love to join up keep me in mind.I have yet to meet anyone just joined.

    April 15, 2013

  • Karen L

    Suggestions welcome, but wait until we know better what the weather will be like!

    April 15, 2013

    • Karen L

      Sounds like a nice one Sandy - I haven't been there either.

      April 15, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Have to look this one up never heard of it. :)

      1 · April 15, 2013

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