Intermediate Snowshoe - Elephant Rocks/Chester Lake (RSVP Open Dec. 17, 8:00 AM)

  • December 23, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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FOR THOSE OF YOU FINISHED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Breathe a breath of clear mountain air and sit back and enjoy the wonders of creation. You will deserve it after the slow and steady ascent and knowing that the shopping is all done!

Read this page in its entirety before your RSVP.

The Basics:

  • Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM Shouldice Arena - RED Dodge Caravan
  • Event Duration: 5 - 6 hours excluding driving
  • Difficulty Rating: T3: Intermediate
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Elevation gain: 340 m

Itinerary & Description:
Slow and steady all the way.
Hike up to the Elephant Rocks and have lunch or continue on to Chester Lake for lunch.

Who can attend: Members, no children, guests or dogs for this hike.This is NOT for beginners, your ability to maintain a steady moderate pace for the climb is essential.

Gear Requirements:

  • Dress for the weather - layers - you'll warm up real fast.
  • Hiking boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking poles
  • 2 litres of water and something like energy bars or trail mix for snacks, and/or a lunch
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Money for commuting - $20 for gas per person, paid in cash to your driver

Please read the following: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Update_Carpooling_Etiquette_-Required_reading_io

Waivers: 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. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact.

Your Host may be slow, but he is steady; however, he is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road,  weather, trail and avalanche conditions for the trip; and, you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, personal First-aid and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

ALL WINTER TRIPS ARE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER CONDITIONS SO THE MORNING OF THE TRIP PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE TO MAKE SURE THE TRIP ISN'T CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS. 

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  • Barb

    This was a day to remember!!! Great new friends and a mystical world filled with awe and wonder!!! What a blessing!!!!

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Paul

    Eight of us had our Christmas shoppinhg done and headed to the mountains - leaving behind -23 to bask in the warmth of -5 with brilliant white landscapes against the clear blue sky. It's hard to imagine the wonderland of winter until you are there...instead of here. We worked hard, laughed lots and had a ton of fun and at the end of it all we sat around a table and enjoyed one anothers company. Thanks for a great day together... Merry Christmas to you all!

    1 · December 23, 2012

  • Evan R.

    Great short and easy day trip

    1 · December 23, 2012

8 went

  • Paul
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Sidney
    狼 láng (Wolf) - Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Tobi
    Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Barb
    Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Olga
    Gold Member
  • Evan R.
    Premier Member, AST 1 ,
  • A former member

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