Castle Lookout, might be beyond!
In the mid-20th Century, Banff erected numerous fire towers where spotters could detect flames from afar. The Castle Lookout tower has long since been removed, but the expansive views of the middle Bow Valley remain.
Event Type: WINTER Hike STEADY PACE, winter condition on this trail not suited for beginner.
Event Duration: 4-5 hours + 3 driving
Difficulty Rating: OT4 Trail Rating System
Who's Invited: Members Only
8 km minimum
500 m minimum
Weather and organizers will make the decision if we go further than the lookout. Please, do not RSVP if you want to climb Castle
Limit of 12
After, Hotspring at Banff and dinner for those willing to.
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
• Hiking Poles
• 3 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
• Bear spray
• First Aid Kit
• If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $20
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.
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.