Hostel Weekend Attendees - Intermediate XC Ski - Lake O'Hara Fire Road, Yoho

We will ski up the Lake O'Hara road with the objective of reaching Lake O'Hara before turning around.  Our pace will be moderate. 

Photo credit:  http://www.hikebiketravel.com/16959/winter-weekend-lake-ohara-lodge-yoho-national-park/lake-ohara-march-2012-370/

Distance: 24 km round trip

Elevation: 430 m.

Time: 6 hours + on trail at a moderate pace

Location: 2.5 km west of the Alberta/BC border, Lake O'Hara turnoff

ONLY THOSE WHO ANSWER THE RSVP QUESTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE TRIP. 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.

Carpool fare will be $5 per passenger for this trip, from the Hostel
NO GUESTS, you must be a member to sign up!

GEAR: XC Skis, waxes, boots, poles, backpack, water, lots of clothing layers, mitts, toques, etc, snacks, lunch, thermos of warm nourishment, first aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, 

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers, I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this event. You will also be asked for the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please come prepared with this information.

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 event with the group.

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  • Nora

    Hi Jessica, I am confirming that I will join you on this ski trip, but I may have to head back a bit early depending on the pace of the group. see you tomorrow!

    February 20, 2014

  • Jessica C.

    Well it looks like this trip will be a go :). Conditions are good with fresh snow and the weather is supposed to be between -5 and -11 and sunny or partly cloudy depending on what site you look up. Avalanche conditions are moderate below treeline so we will evaluate as we go. Should be a nice day. Make sure you pack a thermos and lots of clothing layers.

    February 19, 2014

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  • Jessica C.
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member, Cookie Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Florence
    Flo, Premier Member
  • Nora
    Assistant Organizer

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