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D5 - Eiffel Lake-Wenkchemna Pass/ Last minute hike

Trailhead: Moraine Lake. From lake louise village, drive uphill on lake louise drive. Turn left on Maraine lake road and follow it to the end of the road to a large parking lot.

Distance: 20 km Return

Roundtrip Time: 6 - 7 hours on trail + 4 hrs driving.

Height gain: 725m

Detailed description: Book "don't waste your time in the canadian rockies", trip 21. MAny other books have the description of this trail as well. Online:

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Eiffel-Lake-Wenkchemna-Pass-near-Banff-AB-1240

In order to participate in this trip, you will need to be a Member 2013 of CORA. Fees are now payable online. (Check left handside of this page) If you are not a member when you sign up, or have not paid as a guest, you will be removed from the Attendees List.

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.

RSVP:
Update your RSVP as early as possible. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, Be courteous to those waiting to attend. Please indicate if you can drive, if necessary. I need to make sure we have enough drivers for everybody.

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TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event.

Level:
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 Lake Louise ski area. We will park at the Fish Creek trailhead area.

Weather forecast: unknown.
Trail conditions: unknown.

Costs:
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).

Transport:
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!

-Lunch

- 2-3+ litres of water (if it’s hot and sunny always add a litre)

- layers, 

- sturdy boots (no runners or sandals)

Recommended Equiment

- camera.

- hiking poles.

- bear spray.

- headlamp.

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  • Morgan

    Beautiful weather on a classic LL hike. The carpool, however, was out-of-this-world :)

    September 15, 2013

  • Maureen

    I'm here. Where's everyone? I'm at Dalhousie behind Starbucks.

    September 15, 2013

  • Maureen

    Im on my way.

    September 15, 2013

  • Anna

    I know it s late but is there anyone who could possibly give me a lift from marda loop in the morning please ? I don't drive. [masked]

    September 14, 2013

  • Christophe

    Hello,

    I have just payed the membership fees. I can take 3 people. I will see you tomorrow morning at the LRT station.
    Do anyone of you have a seasonal pass for Banff national park ?

    September 14, 2013

  • Diana P.

    Please remember to pay the membership fees online for the ones who are not 2013 members yet (bottom "pay online" on the left). Organizers do not receive money now.

    September 14, 2013

  • Maureen

    I can take 4 passengers from meet up place.

    September 13, 2013

  • Diana P.

    We have no drivers so far. I will wait until tomorrow morning to see if we get some drivers joining.

    September 13, 2013

    • Morgan

      I can get a rental we can still go if we can all chip in for the cost.

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I had one suggestion it would be to not to leave town too late as the next three weekends are gonna be the busiest ones of the summer in Moraine Lake area and the parking space is quite limited.

    1 · September 13, 2013

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