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I need exercise and fresh air this week in the mountains, but will need to be back in town early. Lady Mac seems alright for a half-day hike right above Cougar Creek in Canmore. Easy to get in and out, with ample elevation and great views. Note that I will only hike up to the old tea house platform, and won't attempt the actual summit ridge. Here are the specifics:
Roundtrip Distance: 6.6 km
Height Gain: 917m
Hiking Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous Hike
Basic Gear: 3 season hiking gear (backpack, waterproof hiking boots, poles, gaiters, windstopping shell layers, microspikes, rain coat, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, toque/beanie, gloves), camera, headlamp, sunglasses, first aid kit.
Technical Gear: None.
• Jeans, casual shoes, runners, and cotton garments are absolutely prohibited!
Trip etiquette: CORA trips start at the trailhead. Be nice to plants and animals. Flatter your organizer. Provide some gas $$ to your driver by the end of the trip. Oh, and by joining this trip, you are bound to CORA Rules of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Outdoor-Recreation-Association-CORA/pages/Rules_of_Conduct/). You'll also be expected to read and sign a trip waiver.