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D3 - Barrier Lake Outlook and Mushroom ID Hike

more specific details to come. 

Length: about 12 km loop

Elevation: about 400m

Doesn't appear severely affected by flooding. But I'm sure there is a giant mosquito population there so bring spray/long sleeves/pants, etc.

At this time of year there are morel mushrooms in this area.  I will show you how to ID them if we see some.

Please bring: hiking boots, warm layers, raingear, 1.5L water minimum, lunch & snacks.  No cotton including jeans.

CORA annual membership is 20$ or drop in is $5.

We will organize the carpool at the Dalhousie parking lot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone.
    That was a nice trip ystd, tx.
    Jane (or others), is there any sub-groups forming for trail clean-up?
    If so, please send me a note, tx
    [masked]
    Cheers
    D (hope Dannys can walk!!! Say hi to him)

    July 1, 2013

  • Gillian

    Hi -given the advisorys and situation in the Kan i don't feel right about heading out there. I apologise for the short notice, but i needed to think about it. Would LOVE to join one of your trips in the future though, Jane. Have a great time.

    June 29, 2013

  • Hesham

    Hi, can someone give me a ride. THX.

    June 29, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Hi, camp chief hector side is open. Thanks, Jane

    June 29, 2013

  • Luz

    Passenger

    June 29, 2013

  • Gillian

    I have just read on kayak alberta's facebook page that "ALL access to kananaskis will be closed for the next six days for disaster cleanup. All roads, trails, rivers and camping will be shut down. All roads into the park will be barricaded and manned"

    June 27, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Camp chief hector is the alternate access. Yes we can access the hike

    June 27, 2013

  • Joanne W.

    Thanks for the offer to meet there. I have decided not to attend.

    June 27, 2013

  • Jane B.

    If we go via camp chief hector, the hike becomes longer, steeper and closer to a D4 hike.

    June 27, 2013

  • Jane B.

    We can access via camp chief hector and go over the ridge if we can't hike from hwy 40. Roadblock is at trailhead so hopefully they can let us park and hike from there. Joanne: we can meet at the hwy 40 roadblock/ Barrier Lake parking lot at about 10 am.

    June 27, 2013

  • Liz

    Would the co-ordinator kindly confirm whether we can actually get there and whether the trail is open. Thank You!!

    June 27, 2013

  • Joanne W.

    I heard the road is closed. Severe damage to everything.

    June 27, 2013

  • Deirdre

    Just saw this tweeted by Alberta parks... not sure if the area will be open this weekend.
    Kananaskis Country Facility Closure Area Map http://bit.ly/19Fjtdb to help you with your weekend camping plans

    June 27, 2013

  • Joanne W.

    I will require communication when you leave Calgary so I don't miss the group.

    June 27, 2013

  • Joanne W.

    I will be coming from Banff and will require communication so I don't miss the group.

    June 27, 2013

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