Eiffel Lake - Banff NP - RSVP opens July 7 @ 8 pm

  • July 12, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Eiffel Lake dayhike - Banff NP
Friday, July 12, 2013

To Attend: review event details and answer the questions in RSVP

The trail to Eiffel Lake splits off from the Larch Valley trail and takes you to a pretty alpine lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Distance: approx 11 km return.
Pace: Moderate. This hike is suitable for strong beginners.
Elevation gain: 370 m.
Hazards: bears, snow, tourists, trail may be muddy in places.  We will stick together as this is bear country. If you insist on going off on your own you will be left for bear bait.
Time on trail est: 4+ hours hiking plus driving time to trailhead. Please note duration is approximate. If you have somewhere to be at the end of the day please do not sign up. We will be stopping for a coffee break etc at the Samson Mall before driving to Moraine Lake.

Who can attend: Adult members only please - sorry no guests.  Because this hike is in the national park the group size is being limited to 10. There is no waitlist. If you want to come and no spots are available its up to you to keep checking the website for availability.

Dogs: Yes.  Dogs MUST remain on leash in the National Park and be well behaved. That means no jumping up on people, is not yappy, walks well on a leash, and gets along with other dogs. This is a dog friendly hike so if you are allergic to or afraid of dogs this is probably not a good hike for you.

Carpool: We will meet at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 22 above the Petro Can station.  When heading west from Calgary turn right to the Cochrane turn off and take the first left (it comes up quick!) on to a gravel road.  Watch for a small shed on the left - that's where to turn. I will be driving a dark red that almost looks black Subaru Forester. We will be leaving from there at exactly 8 am.

If you need a ride from Calgary to the meetup location please try and make arrangements with other people on the attending list.

Suggested gas fees are $25 cash + mandatory park entrance fee. Unless you have a park pass the fees are: Adult $9.80 or car load $19.60 ($5/person based on a full car).

Trailhead: Drive west from Banff on the Trans-Canada Hwy to Lake Louise. From the Lake Louise Village located just off the Trans Canada Hwy follow Lake Louise drive uphill until you see the access road for Moraine Lake on the left. Follow the winding road for 11km to the parking area at the end.

Gear requirements:

  • sturdy hiking boots that are over the ankle. No runners - running shoes are for running or walking not hiking.
  • mitts/gloves/toque (yes even in summer)
  • hiking pole(s) if you use them
  • layered warm clothing with a waterproof shell
  • lunch, snacks and at least 2L water
  • personal first aid kit
  • blood sucker repellant/sun screen
  • bag for hiking boots and change of footwear for the ride home
  • NO JEANS and if at all possible no cotton

Please be sure you are prepared and properly equipped for this hike because if you are not you will not be able to join the hike.

This hike is weather dependent. If it is raining heavily or is forecasted to the trip will be cancelled. Please check the website the morning of the hike to make sure it is not cancelled as I will not be sending out e-mails.

The fine print stuff that's a good idea to read:

Waiver: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike so please make sure you read it before you come to Shouldice.

Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, and trail conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal first-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

Your participation is at the discretion of your Event Host.

 

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  • Denise

    This was a wonderful hike - great day, wonderful weather, beautiful views and fantastic company! (Raider too!) Thank you Sandy for organizing this hike. I hope to see you all again on another hike.

    July 13, 2013

  • Diane W.

    this hike had everything - kind people who waited for me as I huffed and puffed my way up the mountain, wild flowers, snow, a dog, a bit of a scramble and grizzly bears!

    July 13, 2013

  • P.H.

    Fantastic weather, great company, and beautiful scenery. And Raider's such a well behaved dog! Thanks for organizing this hike, Sandy.

    July 13, 2013

  • Mia

    It was a fabulous day and a wonderful hiking experience with cool people. Thank you for organizing Sandy!

    July 13, 2013

  • June

    Thoroughly enjoyed our hike yesterday. Fantastic hiking weather, great folks, breathtaking views. I wished I had batteries for my camera. Hopefully, I will get to see some photographs from our hike!! Thanks Sandy for organizing a great hike. Hope to see you all in my future hikes.

    July 13, 2013

  • Candice B.

    Great day. Everything from .....the weather, the people, the trail, the lunch spot ...to the Grizzly we saw as we hikes out ! Thanks for getting me out of work Sandy.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A fun flower filled sunshiney day in the mountains with a terrific group of hikers! Thanks all for making it a great day!

    July 12, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Sorry, I have to head to the airport last minute.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone still needing a ride I believe June has advised she can take a passenger and Denise can take passengers too. Perhaps contact either and make arrangments to meet somewhere convenient in town for drivers ie a LRT station or mall?

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look for me and we will figure it out from there. Dark red Subaru with a silver roof rack.

      July 11, 2013

    • Denise

      I drive a medium blue Honda Civic and have room for 2 comfortably or 3 with less room.

      July 11, 2013

  • Denise

    I will be leaving from Calgary - near Crowfoot LRT station if anyone needs a ride and I also have a park pass.

    July 11, 2013

  • Joni

    will you do this hike again? or same area...got back from hiking Sunday nite when rsvp was due

    July 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Somebody probably will!

      July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Iren; once you get to Petro Can I can give you a ride as well. I do have a dog with me but he will be his crate for the drive

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a park pass and can take 2 passengers from the meet up location. Must like dogs!

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you can get yourself to Petro Canada or find someone on the list that can give you a lift there absolutely!

      July 10, 2013

    • Diane W.

      Great. see you on Friday

      July 10, 2013

  • Hilary

    Looks like I will have a social function Thurs. night and so can't make this one. Have a good one!

    July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stampeding maybe? ;o)

      July 10, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Anyone else coming from Calgary (downtown or SE)?? I'll need a ride.

    July 9, 2013

  • Candice B.

    I also have a park pass and can take 3 people.

    July 7, 2013

    • Mia

      Candice, I too will meet you at Brentwood at 7:30. What color is your vehicle? Could we exchange cell numbers by email in case I need to phone you?

      July 8, 2013

    • Candice B.

      No Worries I drive a black ford focus wagon and i will send you cell #

      July 9, 2013

  • Kele H.

    enjoy the hike folks

    July 8, 2013

  • Kele H.

    May I join the wait list please, and also looking for a ride. I can wait at Brentwood LRT or HW1 Home road/ Shouldice park area.

    July 8, 2013

  • Joni

    put me down if you are accepting others! thanks, joni

    July 8, 2013

  • Bhaskar

    In the event of a cancellation, I would like to join in too. Will drive with Rita.

    July 8, 2013

  • RITA N.

    Could you put me on the waiting list please? Will drive.

    July 8, 2013

  • Hilary

    Hey, let me know if anyone is passing by 16th Ave. N and Edmonton trail. If you slow down, I can jump in. I'm a fast runner!

    July 7, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Hi all, I'll need a ride and pretty sure I cannot get to the Petro can station by public transport. I live in Inglewood/Ramsay, close to the Zoo, Spiller rd... Can get to a LRT station or downtown by bus, or Shouldice if no one is coming from SE. Let me know.

    I normally borrow a park pass from work but we got flooded badly so not sure that survived. If so, I'll bring it with me!

    July 7, 2013

  • Jade G.

    Hi Sandy, Can I bring a guest? How long are you expecting this hike to be? I have an appointment in Calgary at 6:00PM. Thank you

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry no guests and no guarantees as to return time due to unknown highway conditions.

      July 5, 2013

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