If you think this photo is awesome then you need to sign up for this hike. This is a photo from last year's hike that I organized. The views are Spectacular, however you need to pay attention to the following:
There is a river/ lake crossing with water perhaps knee deep. Come prepared with sandals or a spare set of shoes.
There is a scramble to get to the top of the mountain. If you are inexperienced / uncomfortable with scrambling, please don't sign up.
I highly encourage you to look at the following link for a description of this hike and photos.
Description: Day Hike/ scramble
Distance: 12.6 km return
Roundtrip Time: 6 - 7 hours on trail + 5 hrs driving.
Height gain: 960m
Bow Peak is a lovely easy scramble on the West side of the Icefields Parkway near Bow Lake. From the Peak, we'll have views of Cirque Peak and glaciers surrounding the area, including along the Icefield Parkway and Yoho to the west.
Please note you will need to be in good shape to complete this event as the elevation gain is significant.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION.
Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.
Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, Be courteous to those waiting to attend. Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.
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TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event.
This is a strenuous hike. An average level of fitness is required because our pace will be steady. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you.
Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie C-Train Station. From there we will drive west on Hwy 1 to the Bow Lake area, just across from Cirque Peak.
Weather forecast: unknown.
Trail conditions: unknown.
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).
CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory - sense of humour, lunch, 2-3+ litres of water (if it’s hot and sunny always add a litre), layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
Recommended - camera, gaiters, hiking poles, bear spray.