December 2, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Come and enjoy the O’Canadian winter wonderland in Kananaskis. We will be travelling at a fluffily slow to moderate pace. Not a trip for speed bunnies.
Kananaskis Country offers wonderful opportunities for snowshoeing. Chester lake snowshoe trail is well marked for our safety and enjoyment. At the lunch spot plan to be there for a little while to enjoy the scenery and take photos, hence come prepared to stay warm.
Please read the entire posting before RSVP'ing to be sure this hike is appropriate for you. Late cancellation or No Show would make the event organizer and other participants not happy.
Note: Please plan to meet at carpool about 10-15 minutes prior to departure time so we can get organized and leave right on time. Our hiking pace will be MODERATE (no slowpokes, no speed demons) it will not be a race to the top. Will be walking at a moderate pace so that we can enjoy the hike; this is for the safety, health and enjoyment of all hikers. We will be stopping for great views, photos, rest breaks and occasional head count. Also, if you cannot stay with the group please refrain from signing up.
Hiker requirements: Healthy enough to complete the hike, have fun and enjoy the sun.
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 310M
Duration: 4-5 hours plus driving time. Please note: duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.
Direction: The trailhead is well marked, on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road, about 20km north of the junction of the Kananaskis Lakes Road in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
Dress appropriately for the weather
Hiking boots (unless you are going shopping, runners or sandals are not appropriate footwear)
Bear Spray if you have it
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Pack garbage out
Suggested passenger fare/costs: $20.00 for gas per person and in cash.
Please read the following: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Update_Carpooling_Etiquette_-Required_reading_io
Who can attend: No dogs please. No children for this hike.
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 hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. 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 hike with the group.