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D4: Mt Lady MacDonald Half Day Hike

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**** If you are new to CORA and never hiked with us before, please read the description carefully.

We admit paid members and guests only. And there are two options: Either purchasing Annual Membership ($20) which lasts until the next AGM, or Guest's Fee ($5) that is valid for one outing. Payments are done online, the blue link on the left (Smart phones/i-phones don't have this app, so it must be done on PC/MAC) ****

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 ( You'll also be expected to read and sign a trip waiver.