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D5: Lady Mac Winter Hike / Scramble - Let's celebrate St Patrick's day in GREEN
Lady MacDonald ridge is a streneous hike just east of downtown Canmore which is a year round destination for locals and Calgary folks alike. The plan will be to attempt the summit but if the conditions don't permit, we will turn around at the helipad. Distance: 6.6km RETURN Elevation Gain: 917 m Hiking Time: 4 - 5 hours hiking plus 3 hours driving. Difficulty: D5: Moderate hike. . Please be realistic about your abilities. Conditions: Expect there to be a bunch of fresh snow, and be prepared for anything you’d expect to find at this time of year. Bring sufficient warm and waterproof layers. Check the forecast yourself before going and make sure you know what you’re in for: Driving/Carpooling: We’ll meet in the MacMahon Stadium parking lot, near the pedestrian walkway, and carpool to the trailhead. From Canmore centre, drive on 1A south to Elk Run Boulevard and turn left. If you see a sign for the Alpine Club of Canada you have missed it. Turn back and turn right at the first street. Continue on this till you cross Cougar creek and park in a nice paved parking lot on your right. The trail follows the west side of the creek for about 7 to 8 minutes. Once you go around a slight bend in the creek you will see the trail branches off up to the left up through the woods RSVP and Participation: You can RSVP anytime you want, but please answer the questions otherwise you’ll be left on the waitlist. We need to know if you can drive so that we have transport for everyone. If you have to update your RSVP, please do so as early as possible, at least 48 hours before meeting time. You must sign a CORA trip waver to attend this event. I will have the waiver at the trailhead. Mandatory Equipment: Microspikes. Warm and waterproof hiking boots, gaiters, backpack, warm and waterproof layers, first aid kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, headlamp, food and water. Hiking poles are HIGHLY recommended. BE PREPARED. NO COTTON! Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold.

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If you're looking for the premier hikes and classic scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, you've come to the right place. In winter, we'll snowshoe and ski them. Want more? We do anything outside. Come join us!

We are a non-profit Calgary-based Society dedicated to recreational pursuits, including hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, camping, running, walking, backpacking, cycling, rollerblading, canoeing, kayaking, caving, mountaineering, snowshoeing, skiing (cross-country, downhill and backcountry), snowboarding, photography, and adventure travel. We are currently developing trips for those who love the outdoors, and even some indoor activities. We also want to help members develop recreational skills such as wilderness first aid, avalanche safety, and outdoor adventure skills. We want you to have a safe but fun time out there. We want members to share their skills with others so that we can all enjoy everything outdoor recreation can offer.

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