Read the trip description carefully!
20+ km Loop and 1100 meters elevation, a good 10h or more. The distance and difficulties will make it a long day!
We are planning to do it as a loop, from Headwall lake to Chester lake.
It is doable even after the flood but it will be more difficult than it was before. Expect route finding, damaged trail and bushwacking!
Note you will need to be in good shape to complete this event as the elevation gain is just under ... well, a lot!
So, we'll walk at a steady pace with limited breaks!
ONLY THOSE WHO ANSWER THE RSVP QUESTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE HIKE. Organizers have the authority to decide who is allowed on their trip based on your profile and hiking history. Please ensure your profile is up to date, including a current photo. NO WHINERS.
I'll limit this trip to a short number of persons!
For safety reasons (rock exposure, weather condition and wildlife) and because it is a loop, we'll keep the group together. Not willing to separate the group!
I got a warning from the Kananaskis information center to keep group together due to wildlife activity so you are warned! The group will stay together!
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION.
Items to Bring:
· 3-4 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
· Proper hiking boots
· Dress in layers - you'll warm up & cool down quickly. Weather can change quickly BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow, wind, bears!!!
. Winter gloves and full rain gear in your pack!
· Bear spray
· First Aid kit
· $20 cash for gas per person, paid to your driver at the end of the day.
. Gaiters, Headlamp(s) with extra batteries.
To Attend: review event details and answer questions in RSVP!
Required gear: Sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing with a waterproof shell, rock helmet, personal first aid kit, food and water - you can never have too much
Recommended gear: Hiking poles, Gaiters, Headlamp(s) with extra batteries, Camera
Rock Helmets are required.
Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location. 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.