Distance: 20+ km.......Elevation: 650+ m.......Duration: 8 - 9 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating: T3 Trail Rating System
To include those who would like to join us for the day and add an upgrade to the original plans we've opened it up to present Option A and Option B...
Option A with Barb will include a hike / scramble up Panorama for a panorama view of the valley's below. The plan is to hike up the trail to Taylor Lake, then head Northwest into a Larch meadow. Then keep heading Northwest to gain Panorama Ridge. This section will require route finding and some moderate scrambling to gain the ridge and continue going to the top of the North peak of Panorama Ridge.
Option B with Paul will be the Larch March Hike to witness the changing of the guard from the green of summer to the gold and auburn of autumn. From O'Brien Lake we'll hike back into Taylor and from there on to Panorama Meadows.
What to bring: 2 - 3 liters of water plus snacks and lunch...hiking boots...appropriate clothing BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow, wind...Bear Spray...First Aid Kit
$25 cash for gas (paid to driver at end of the day) and $5 for Park Pass.
New Parks Canada wildlife User Fee..
Directions: Hwy 1 west to Taylor Lake parking lot east side of Hwy 1 south of Castle Junction
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 Waiver by 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.