I would like to attempt Crowsnest Mountain. I have never done this trip before, route finding will be required as with all scrambles. Scrambles generally do not follow specific trails.
This is accessible - Crowsnest pass area didn't have the same flooding and damage as the rockies near us.
Take HWY 22 down to HWY 3, Go West on HWY 3. Drive 10.5km North of Hwy 3 on the Alison Creek road (keep right at fork), find parking area on east side of road.
Distance: 13 KM (roughly)
Elevation gain: 1100 Meters
Difficulty: S6 - If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself. http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Raing_System/
Please ensure your profile is up to date - If I feel you can't do this you will be removed from attending. Anyone with recorded no shows will also be removed if there's a waiting list.
Estimated trip time (Car to car): 6-8 hours. Be prepared for longer we are in the Canadian Rockies
Sturdy mountain footwear, helmet, warm clothes and gloves, shell jacket, pants and gloves, food and water, headlamp, personal first aid kit.
NO COTTON CLOTHES OR GEAR.
Camera, gaiter, sunglasses, sun screen, bug spray, trekking poles, micro spikes.
Varying types of insects, rock fall, exposure, snow or ice, high winds.
Mountain weather forecast:
If you have any questions, please send me a message or you can call/text me -[masked]
Suggested passenger commuting costs: $30.00 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.