Ink pots via. Johnston Canyon (super easy hike/stroll)

Looks like parks Canada has has posted avalanche danger for most trails that aren't low elevation, we're going to do ink pots via. Johnston canyon because that's in good shape (I'm so sorry, promise we'll go do plains of six glaciers and eiffel lake later)

It's spectacular if you haven't been there, and somewhat dull if you've gone multiple times every year with your asian family friends for the past 10 years. ^$%#.

1h 30 min drive away from edge of calgary

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=calgary&daddr=51.24678803531113,-115.84121695909728

SUPER EASY HIKE, like 2 year old kids and dogs, old people, and yeah...

To the ink pots should take 1.5-2h one way, if we feel like it we can continue through moose meadows (I've never been there). It's a loop with a 1.4km walk along a road at the end of it. May get muddy after we get past the upper falls though. Also probably going to rain a little bit, so come prepared!

We're just going to take it slow and give opportunities for people to take pictures

We'll go for a late lunch in Banff or Canmore afterwards probably

What to bring:

Sturdy shoes, or runners, flip flops... (just kidding, bring sturdy shoes)

Back up socks+shoes/sandals with a plastic bag for your hiking shoes in case they get wet/muddy

Backpack

Water (at least 1 litre)

Snacks and some lunch/replacement in case we don't make it back in time.

Optional:

rain gear or backup clothing (predicted 15mm rain in town of banff, with sat and mon no rain)

camera

Fees:

 

Parks pass for a car full of people is $20, plus gas of $40 for a car with 30 MPG, so with 4 people/car, it's $15/person.
IF YOU HAVE A PARKS PASS, BRING IT.

 

INK POTS THROUGH JOHNSTON CANYON (we would be heading up this way, and continuing on through moose meadows if we choose)

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Johnston-Canyon-and-the-Ink-Pots-near-Banff-AB-2400

 

INK POTS THROUGH MOOSE MEADOWS (Note this description was for a snowshoeing trip, and is naturally harder than a hike would be)

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Ink-Pots-via-Moose-Meadows-near-Banff-AB-5761

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    thank you Yuhao, was nice day to hike up there :)

    June 2, 2013

    • Yuhao Y.

      Nice to see you again

      June 2, 2013

  • Ken L.

    Sorry guys. Something came up at the last minute and I had to turn around.

    June 2, 2013

  • Yuhao Y.

    We're at the parking lot. Looking good

    June 2, 2013

  • Yuhao Y.

    Have been here for a bit now, how's it looking

    June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been meaning to do this hike. Unfortunately, I don't have a car and I would need to carpool. Is there anyone who has space left in their vehicle?

    June 1, 2013

    • Yuhao Y.

      try and message nathan?

      June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking I won't be able to make this event but I will try some other time. I'll provide more notice next time. Have a good day

      June 1, 2013

  • Yuhao Y.

    Looks like it's going to rain! Bring a change of clothes if you so choose

    June 1, 2013

  • Nathan

    Aright, you had me at super easy....I will most likely drive, so if anyone needs a ride, let me know. I don't have a park pass (if anyone has one that would be aright)

    May 31, 2013

    • Nathan

      yeah mate I can give you a ride. I am coming from the north east where/when do u want to meet.

      June 1, 2013

    • Ken L.

      Looks like the other guys have a spot open and have a location all good to go so I'll join up with them for now.

      June 1, 2013

  • Yuhao Y.

    Either I can drive +3 people from dalhousie station, or I'll car pool. Not too sure yet

    May 29, 2013

    • Yuhao Y.

      did you want to go with us or nathan?

      June 1, 2013

    • Ken L.

      I'll ride with you guys since you already have the location and time all set already.

      June 1, 2013

  • Frank

    Hi hope it's not too late to get into carpool...can meet the driver anywhere in the core/sw, or on public transit line. Thanks for letting me know.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to meeting you guys, anyone wanna carpool ?

    June 1, 2013

    • Ken L.

      Do you have any more room?

      June 1, 2013

  • Yuhao Yang changed the location from stanley glacier to johnston canyon

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to join but i gotta work on Sunday... next time!!

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanna go but need to get shoes first!!

    May 29, 2013

    • Ken L.

      Pfft... you don't need shoes. I personally enjoy hiking in the wildnerness with high heels!

      1 · May 30, 2013

  • Ken L.

    How will you guys get there?

    May 28, 2013

  • Yuhao Yang changed the date and time from Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 02, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    May 28, 2013

  • Yuhao Yang changed the location to stanley glacier

    May 27, 2013

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