PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION FIRST!
• THIS TRIP REQUIRES A CAR SHUTTLE!
• CORA 2013 Members Only!
• My computer is still dead. So I will close RSVP Saturday evening, Call my cell to contact me with questions.
Pocaterra ridge is one of the most scenic hikes to do in the fall. We will Have quite a bit of snow so be prepared.
This trip is best done with a car shuttle. So we will need at last two drivers to do the hike from South to North.
Where: Highwood Pass (Kananaskis Hwy 40)
Max: 12 people.
Elevation gain: 570 m (Calgary tower is 191 m) Total elevation gain could be more if we hit all peaks.
Hiking time: 7 hours (roundtrip). Only an estimate.
Difficulty: Strenuous hike.
Skill level: A good level of fitness with strong legs required.This is not a beginner's trip. This is a steep hike with lots of ups and downs, and you must be comfortable with the elevation and heights as well. I'll be asking your level of experience.
Hazards: Mountains are obviously dangerous places! Bring your bear sprays.
Trail Conditions: Unknown
Weather Conditions: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/kananaskis
Driving/Carpooling: The trip starts at Highwood Pass parking lot. We must leave one of the cars in Little Highwood Pass area in the beginning. I might go the other way to gain more elevation.
Mandatory Gear: Backpack (20+ litres with straps), waterproof hiking boots, Micro spikes, trekking poles, windstopping shell layers, food and snacks, 2-3 litres of water, gaiters, headlamp, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen, first aid kit (minimum blister and wound care kits).
Optional Gear: Camera, map and compass, GPS, sunscreen, sonic balaclava, fire starter.
• Do not bring the following:Jeans, casual shoes (including sneakers/trainers), cotton layers, small running packs.
Costs: CORA membership is $20. If you are not a CORA member, you're required to make paypal online payments. (Trip organizers will not accept cash payments). There are two options: (1) Paying $20 and purchasing a full annual membership. (2) Paying $5 as a casual day hiker.
During the trip, you are expected to follow the trip organizer(s) and stick with the group. However, CORA trip organizer(s) are NOT certified mountain guides, but only experienced hikers volunteering and sharing their knowledge. As such, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment.
PLEASE READ CORA RULES OF CONDUCT!
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO SIGN A TRIP WAIVER.