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.
- 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.
- Dress for the weather - layers - you'll warm up real fast.
- Hiking boots
- 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.