Nameless Ridge Snow Shoe/Winter Hike

  • November 30, 2013 · 6:00 AM
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Nameless Ridge Snow Shoe/Winter Hike

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Event Type: OT5 Snow Shoe/ Winter Hike http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Rating_System/

Date(s) & Time: Sat, Nov 30 6:00 AM

Event Duration: 5-7 hours on trail + 4 hrs driving

Difficulty Rating: Very Strenuous Day trip

This will be an exploratory first hike for your Event Hosts.

Distance: 8 -10 km

Elevation Gain: 600 - 800m

Location: Approximately 12 km South of Highwood Pass. Nameless Ridge is located between Mist Mountain and Mist Ridge.

We will be navigating up through dense forest to gain access to the South West end of Nameless Ridge. We will then proceed along the spine to the North East end and return along the West side of the Ridge following the low ground back to the road. 

Required Gear: Snowshoes, micro spikes, backpack min 30 litres suggested , sturdy hiking boots good for winter conditions, mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, hiking poles, sunglasses layered clothing, wind proof jacket, headlamp with extra batteries, food and water.

Event Directions: From the Meet up location we will drive South to Long View, West along highway 40 to the start point, 2 km North of Mist Creek Day Use area.

Gas Money: $20.00 per person.

WAIVERS: Your 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 with me to the Calgary Meetup location and the trail-head. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike.

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.

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  • Sandy S.

    Great hike to Goat Sh@##%$@!t Ridge everybody!@

    November 30, 2013

    • Veronica

      Sandy! The shit pics you so desired weren't on my phone. I guess they didn't take.

      December 1, 2013

    • Sandy S.

      Maybe for the better!!!!

      December 1, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Oscar/Doug,

    Excellente!!!

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Doug R.

    What great crew today enjoyed everyone's company.

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Caroline

    Thank you Oscar and Doug for organizing such a fun day!

    2 · November 30, 2013

  • Veronica

    Just and FYI the first train of the day will get me to Somerset at 5:56. So I'll be cutting it close but I should be able to find you by about 6.

    November 29, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Oscar,

    Flora and I will be leaving from Shouldice at 06:00 and meet you at the trailhead. Just let me know your ETA and what you're driving there so that I can avoid any speeding tickets.
    Have room for 2 more if anyone finds that more convenient.

    2 · November 27, 2013

    • Margaret

      Yes please Duffy, I would like a ride form Shouldice!

      November 27, 2013

    • Duffy P.

      Excellent. Look forward to seeing you then. Am driving a Ford Edge and will park in the center of the lot.

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Flora

    Anyone with an extra pair of snowshoes, poles, gaiters or microspikes? I can rent everything ofcourse, but I'd rather borrow them regarding the costs.

    November 27, 2013

    • Doug R.

      Flora I have extra poles and yack tracks (microspikes). Two things less.

      1 · November 27, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Will drive and have room for 3.

    November 26, 2013

    • Flora

      Hey Duffy, I need a ride! I live close to Brentwood Station, any chance you can pick me up from there?

      November 27, 2013

    • Duffy P.

      Will see if we can work something out. Please provide details to me at [masked]

      November 27, 2013

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