To Attend: review event details and answer the questions in RSVP
The Basics: Event Type: T4 Hike Trail Rating System Event Location: Yoho National Park Event Duration: 8-9 hours + driving Difficulty Rating: T4: Difficult
Who's Invited: Members only - no pets
Distance: 20 - 25 km Elevation Gain: 700 - 1000 m
The Iceline is a dramatic, alpine trail that traverses limestone and talus beside Emerald Glacier. To reach this stark land of rock and ice entails a stiff climb from the floor of Yoho Valley, but you are rewarded along the way with expansive views over the valley to spectacular 380m Takakkaw Falls.
Dress in layers – you’ll warm up and cool down quickly. Weather can change so BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow and wind!
• Proper hiking boots
• Parch Repellant - 3-4 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
• Bear spray
• First Aid kit
• Park Pass OR money to compensate driver for Pass use: Adult $9.80 or car load $19.60 ($5/person based on a full car).
• If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $25
• Hiking Poles
• Bug Spray
Participation: The Event Host reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.
Event Directions:From Banff or Lake Louise, drive west on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) into BC to the turn north to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park. The parking area at the end of the road to Takakkaw Falls is 13.3 km north from Highway 1. Parking for the Iceline trail is in the Takakkaw Falls parking area [masked] N;[masked] W).
WAIVERS:Your written consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiverby clicking HERE.I will bring the group waiver form to the Calgary Meetup location.
Your Hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current physical condition, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip and you are responsible 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.
Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of your Event Host.
How many times have you seen hiking clubs where if you're not a super fast uber- hiker they don't want you going on any harder hikes or scrambles. They believe that if you are slower you should only stick to the easier stuff. Boring!! This is a club for those of us who still wish to do all styles of hiking from easy walks to scrambles. We just don't feel the need to make a "mad dash" for a summit or to finish a trail in record time. Hiking and being in the outdoors is meant to be an enjoyable activity for all of us. Slow and Steady is about hiking at a consistent, manageable pace -- which may vary from slow to moderate depending on the organizer -- and finishing the hike or scrambling to a summit together. If this is more your style and wish to meet like minded hikers please consider joining our club. We will be doing all kinds of summer and winter activities such as day hikes, scrambles, backpacking trips, XC skiing, snowshoe trips, downhill ski trips and any other outdoor related activity. Remember slow and steady wins the race. Lets all enjoy the great outdoors together. Just in a more relaxed pace.