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New Meetup: Introduction to Snowshoeing - Chester Lake and Elephant Rocks

From: Trevor B.
Sent on: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:47 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Calgary Outdoor Nuts (CONS)!

What: Introduction to Snowshoeing - Chester Lake and Elephant Rocks

When: Saturday, November 27,[masked]:00 AM

Where: University of Calgary
Outdoor Program Centre 2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB t2n1n4

This is an introduction to snowshoeing. A good level of fitness is required but our pace is slow. Please be realistic about your abilities and gauge your abilities appropriately.

Rating: moderate
Distance: 7.2 km
Elevation gain: 310 m
Time: 2-4 hours

More info:


  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking or winter boots
  • Ski or hiking poles
  • Proper winter wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves/mitts, extra socks)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Sun glasses
  • No jeans, no cotton shirts!

All the snowshoe specific gear can be rented at U of C outdoor center. Lighter people should rent 19-22 inch snowshoes and heavier people 25 inch snowshoes.

We will be leaving for the trail head at 9:00 a.m. from our in city meet up location. If you are renting show up prior to 9:00 a.m. as U of C outdoor center is open at 8:00 a.m. for rentals.

Weather forecast: TBD
Trail conditions: TBD

Please note that the trail may change if conditions are not ideal for this day

We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait 15 mins past the departure before we leave.

Go west from Calgary, and continue west from Banff on the Trans Canada Highway (#1). Turn south-west on Hwy 93 to Radium, B.C. and ascend the continental divide. The trailhead is 7.1km down the road on your right (west) side just before you reach the summit of the divide (stay in Alberta) and starts at the end of a well marked parking area. If you plan to drive get an idea of where we're going before you come out.

You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event.

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