Black Prince Lakes: OT4
Date: Saturday Nov 2, 2013
Meet up Location: Shouldice Arena, 1515 Home Road NW, Calgary
Meet up Time: 0800 AM
The trail to Black Prince lake is a continuation of the Black Prince Cirque Interpretive trail. It's a 5.5 km from the Cirque with 600 meters of elevation gain, but 450 of that comes in the last 2 km.
From Hwy 1, take the Hwy 40 exit and head south for about 50 km. Turn right (west) onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail. Drive 2.2 km down this road and turn right (south) onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail (also known as Hwy 742), and drive for 8 km to the Mt. Black Prince Day Use area.
Round Trip Distance: Approximately 8-9 km from trail head and back.
Elevation gained: Approximately 600 meters
Activity type: Strenuous Day Hike/Moderate snow shoe
Round Trip Estimated time: 4-5 hours on trail, plus 3 hours driving.
Activity speed and difficulty: This is a strenuous hike. An above average level of fitness is required to participate. Our pace will be steady throughout. Please be realistic about your abilities and experience.
Mandatory Gear: Snow shoes, Micro spikes, First aid kit, food and water, hiking boots, layered clothing and wind/water resistant jacket.
Suggested Gear: Hiking poles, gaiters, headlamp, camera, GPS.
Carpooling gas contribution: $20.00 each
Waiver: Your written consent is required to attend this event. Emergency contact name and phone number will be recorded on the waiver.
Your hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the roads, weather, trail, avalanche conditions and your own physical fitness and abilities to participate in this event. You must arrive on time and well prepared with all required and mandated gear to participate in this event.
Details of this event are subject to undergo changes at any point in time without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of the event host.