RASPBERRY RIDGE FIRE LOOKOUT(please read carefully)

The views from Raspberry Ridge are excellent due to the fact there is active firelook-out on top.another highlight this time of year is the variety of wildflowers in the forested section.There are two ways to go up once you reach the first fork at the 3.7km. mark.We will take the less steep way up which is almost 2 km. longer but not as piggisly steep.We will decent the steep way down.I have done both ways.Total km. return would be 11.8 km.and elevation would be 645M.total hike time 4-5 hrs.This hike would rate as hard moderate.Be aware of your physical ability to do this hike.I will meet you at the tourist info centre in Longview at about 9:A.M.My cell number is[masked]-3790. You can text/phone or email me thru the site if you have any concerns. Give yourself one hour if driving from the south end of Calgary to get to Longview.If you need a ride from Calgary use the comment section and perhaps another hiker could give you a lift.

What to Bring:

Your hiking boots,backpack with lunch,snacks and min. 2 litres of water.,jacket,poles bug/bear spray.NO SUMMITEERS,SPEED FREAKS,RUNNING SHOES,BLUE JEANS.WE WILL HIKE AT A MODERATE STEADY PACE WITH LOTS OF CATCH YOUR BREATH/PHOTO BREAK ......After the hike we could stop at Highwood House or Longview for a beverage/snack break.DOGS OK BUT HAVE TO BE ON A LEASH AND NOT BE PARONOID OF STEEP DOWNHILL DECENT

 

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  • Clare

    A little difficult in spots but worth the trip...always good to hike near Longview.

    July 8

  • Sindy

    Thank Wayne & Gail for organizing a great hike and also thanks to all hikers. Sorry if i didn't say good bye to everyone of you. I was in a hurry for some coffee. ^_______^

    1 · July 7

  • wayne

    Great hike,great group of hikers,nice chatting with some you after at the local coffee house.

    July 7

  • Meagan

    Great hike. Nice to meet some new people. Thanks for organizing Wayne/Gail!!

    July 7

  • Silvia

    I really enjoyed the hike and the view! Thank you Gail & Wayne for organising it..

    July 7

  • Anne D.

    Thanks Wayne this was excellent hike :-)

    July 7

  • Harry R.

    Thanks everyone for a great hike today & thanks Wayne for organizing.

    July 6

  • Ewald S.

    This was a very nice hike! Thank you very much Wayne. I´ll come and join you again.

    July 6

  • Amy O

    Hi there, I live in NW citadel. Can someone give me a ride?

    July 5

    • Lori (Laurence) M.

      Amy, peux_tu prendre le train jusqu'a Sunnyside?

      July 5

    • Amy O

      Salut Lori, je ne peux pas y aller parce que j'ai un rendez-vous avec le propriétaire. Par contre, si vous connaissez quelqu'un qui cherche une coloc, fais-moi signe! Merci!

      July 6

  • Meagan

    See you in Longview at 9 am

    July 6

  • Lori (Laurence) M.

    Markus and I will meet you in Longview see you soon

    July 6

  • Danya

    Sorry, I can't go anymore. Free up a spot for somebody on the waiting list.

    July 5

  • Imad B.

    I will be at the Tourist Ctr in Longview at 9 am.

    July 5

  • Ravi

    Too tired after todays hike. Dont think will be able to attend this. Have a great hike!

    July 5

  • Pascale

    Hello. Freeing up a spot for someone on the wait list. Heading to the Stampede ground tonight with family from out if town. I will not want to get up at 6-7 a.m. tomorrow. Have fun all!

    July 5

  • Lori (Laurence) M.

    Silvia, where in the NE are you? could you get to sunnyside LRT station?

    July 4

    • Silvia

      Oh great! Saddletowne would be just perfect. Even Martindale station. Whichever is easier. What time do I need to be there?

      July 5

    • Miriam R

      Will send you details via email

      July 5

  • Lori (Laurence) M.

    could you be there at 7:30?

    July 5

    • Silvia

      Hi Lori, thank you for the offer to carpool but might be going with Miriam. Thanks again and will see you tomorrow ;)

      July 5

  • Miriam R

    I will be driving from Saddletowne NE to Longview. I can pick up hikers from the NE

    July 5

  • Silvia

    Hi, could I get a ride please? I'll be coming from NE.

    July 4

  • wayne

    If your coming from Hiway#1 exiting onto hi-way #40,go to Highwood House at the Junction of hi-ways #40,#22 and #940,will meet you there at about 9;30 a.m.,state in the comments if doing so.

    June 27

  • wayne

    Questions about when we will be back in Calgary will go unanswered.

    2 · June 23

  • wayne

    Maybe this time we can try one of the many Bistro, s in Black Diamond

    June 22

  • wayne

    The cell number above is for Wayne

    June 22

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