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Boom Lake, Banff

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT.

Please do not sign up for this hike if you are in a rush to get back.

We may decide to take our time to enjoy the scenery.

What to expect on this Hike:
- Wildflowers
- Rock Slide
- Boom Creek
- Boom Mountain
- Chimney Peak
- Quadra Mountain
- Mount Bident

Total Distance: 10.2 - 11 kilometers (return)

Total Elevation Gain: 175 to 215 meters

Difficulty Level: Easy

Approximate Driving Time: 1.5 - 2 hours one way

Approximate Hiking Time: 3 - 4 hours (return)
There is no guarantee how long this hike will take.
We may decide to take our time to enjoy the scenery.
Please do not sign up for this hike if you are in a rush to get back.

Meeting Place:
Bottom of Pedestrian Bridge Stairs
Brentwood LRT Station Park & Ride
South/West Side (i.e. not the Mall side)

Meeting Time: 7:30am @ Brentwood LRT Station
Please be on time (7:30am) @ Brentwood LRT Station. We will wait for 5 minutes max. and then we will head out.

Carpool:
This organizer does not arrange carpools.
Please post a comment if you are offering rides.
Please contact drivers if you need a ride.

Trail Head:
Boom Creek Picnic Area on the Banff - Windermere Highway (93 South)
7.5K west of Castle Junction just past Storm Mountain Lodge, north side of the highway (on the right if you are heading South).

Suggested Car Fare: Arrange with your driver

National Park Fees: Adult - $9.80, Group - $19.60 (unless someone in your car has a Family/Group Park Pass)

Pets: Sorry, no pets on this hike.

Suggested Clothing & Gear:
Bring appropriate clothing for warm and cold weather – dress in layers.
Hat/Cap
Jacket
Rain Gear
Hiking Boots (NO SNEAKERS)
Sun Screen
Bug Spray
Hiking Poles
Lunch
At least 2L of Water
Snacks
Personal First Aid Kit
Camera/Binoculars
Bear Spray

Refer to the Pages tab for more details on clothing

This is a hiking trip in the mountains/wilderness. By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that:
- you are fully aware of the risks associated with hiking in the mountains/wilderness.
- you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being.
- you are fully prepared with proper gear, food and water, and you are physically fit to do this hike with the group.
- you will not hold me or the organizers of this meetup group responsible for any harm that might occur as a result of your participation.

Having said that, we will collectively do our best to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable trip.

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  • P. L.

    too bad, I didn't notice this event is easy, when similar event will be hold again? I never hike before, always hope can do once at least.

    August 18, 2013

    • P.H.

      Hi Joy, I'm sure that this hike will be scheduled again some time in the future. Better luck next time.

      August 19, 2013

    • P. L.

      Thank you, P.H. when next time you schedule the event, can you please put a note like"beginners " in the event Subject line ? that will make beginners like me easily recognize the trip is for them. thank you!

      August 21, 2013

  • P.H.

    Nice and easy hike with a great group of hikers. Got a few minor sprinkles, except towards the end when it actually rained a little. So all in all, a great day.

    August 18, 2013

  • June

    Joe, I am glad you found your car key. It was good to see you all today. Enjoyed conversations along the way.

    August 17, 2013

  • Manny D.

    Hi! I came at Brentwood LRT at 7.35. All have left by then.
    I am driving to boom lake. Here is my phone number[masked] 9981. Call me so that I can meet you guys there! Thanks.

    August 17, 2013

  • Brenda

    I will drive. I've got room for three comfortably.

    August 14, 2013

    • Marina T.

      Thanks, see you Saturday..

      August 15, 2013

    • Brenda

      I'm five mins away gang

      August 17, 2013

  • Amy

    I can drive or get a ride. I don't have a park pass.

    August 15, 2013

    • Alex C

      great thanks Amy!

      August 16, 2013

    • VeraBo

      Hey, do you still have space in the car?

      August 16, 2013

  • Hanif

    k - Val see you at Brentwood LRT station. I will bring my Pass.
    Thank You

    August 16, 2013

  • Alex C

    Can anyone please give me a ride? My car battery is acting up. Thanks!

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone has any spots left in their car. Thank you

    August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great. Does any of you guys live south by any chance? In that case I could meet you at any of train stations there (I live by Somerset). That could save me some time as the 1st bus that takes me to the station is at 6.19 and I'm afraid I won't make it to Brentwood by 7.30

      August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I could come to downtown so you don't have to drive all the way south (if it doesn't take too long to drive from there to Brentwood). I should probably reach dt around 7.10 by train

      August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive. I don't have a park pass.

    August 15, 2013

  • Pei

    oh.....was planning to do this hike with some friends, hope you enjoy this hike p.h :D

    August 15, 2013

  • Hanif

    Hello there - possible to get a ride ? Have a park pass

    August 15, 2013

    • Val

      Sounds good

      August 15, 2013

  • Hanif

    Hello Trekkers . Hope to meet you all and explore boom lake.

    August 15, 2013

  • Hanif

    Boom lake hike

    August 15, 2013

  • June

    I will meet there then. Thanks

    August 14, 2013

  • June

    Hi PH,

    August 14, 2013

  • June

    Hi PH,

    When do you think you will arrive at the Boom creek picnic area?
    Since I live in Cochrane, I would like to meet you at there.
    Thanks

    June

    August 14, 2013

    • P.H.

      Hi June, I am guessing between 9am and 9:30am.

      August 14, 2013

  • Joni

    working

    August 14, 2013

  • Joni

    have park pass

    August 13, 2013

  • Frank & L.

    Looks like you are off and running : ) No Bow Summit for you! Have a great day out

    August 12, 2013

    • P.H.

      Thanks Linda. Looks like the weather's gonna be great too, based on the latest forecast.

      August 13, 2013

  • P.H.

    Carpool:
    This organizer does not arrange carpools.
    Please post a comment if you are offering rides.
    Please contact drivers if you need a ride.

    August 13, 2013

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