Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass- T3
9km to Larch Valley and 11.6km to the pass - I am going up to the top of the pass but this is an in and back so those who do not wish to climb this section can sit by the small lake at the bottom and enjoy their lunch while they wait.
Height gain 725m-This is a moderate hike but Beginners should be fine,
"A premier Canadian Rockies experience. Feathery larches--gold in fall--tranquil tarns, eroded pinnacles and outstanding views"
Access Point: Moraine Lake Parking Lot (follow the lakeshore, right, to the trail marker sign). This parking lot gets full fast so we want to get there early.
No speed demons - I hike at a slow to moderate pace taking brakes on the way up.
The group must stay together this trail often has a 4 person min hiking restriction.
If you cannot hike with the group at a slow pace DON'T SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE.
Suggested Car fare 25.00 plus park entrance fee.(Cash)
No Guests Everyone must Sign Up
No Dogs on this hike.
-Please do not ask me when we will be home I will not answer-
There is a snack shop of sorts at Moraine Lake we can sit outside at the tables after the hike and have a cold drink if everyone is interested-
There is a good possibility that we will have to take a shuttle bus up to Moraine lake Parking Lot. This Trail and area are extremely popular and they often close the parking lot by 9am. The shuttle is free. Everyone coming should be at Shouldice by 6:45am so we can leave right away. I will be driving and can take 3 passengers. We will need 2 other cars, only two we want as few cars going as possible.
Dress appropriately for the weather -
clothing/layers - no cotton, no jeans
Hiking poles(if you use them)
Bear Spray (if you have it)
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Water at least 2-3L
Pack garbage out
Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meet up 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.