Past Meetup

Yoho Park Hiking/Scrambling weekend

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Details

Yoho Provincial park is one of the most beautiful and panoramic areas in Canada. The trails and scrambles are outstanding.

We will leave Calgary on Friday evening and drive to Field where we will carcamp or tent. We leave at 5:30 pm Sharp. Please be on time as it is a long drive and first come first come, serve at the campground.

Saturday we will hike either the Iceline/ Whaleback trails depending on conditions or one of the longer trails. We will return too the campground afterwards.

Sunday we will do another long day of hiking - perhaps the Yoho Glacier trail.

There is still snow up at higher elevations so decisions will be made once there.

This will be 2 days of long hiking so the rated is moderate to difficult.

See link for trails descriptions.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/tcond/cond_e.asp?oPark=100438

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Iceline-Trail-Day-hike-near-Field-BC-3288

http://www.goldenscrambles.ca/summits/whaleback/whaleback.html

http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13023

Gear List:

Daypack

Headlamp/batteries

Insect repellent

Toiletries

Base Layer -wick away fabric - no cotton!!

Fleece sweater/jacket

Wind shell/Waterproof/Upper and pants

Hat/Toque

Gloves

Sunglasses/Sunscreen/lipbalm

Hiking boots with Ankle support - waterproof

Gaiters

Socks - 2-3 pairs

Duct tape/Moleskin

Scrambling helmet

Hiking poles

Min 2L liquid container

Food for 2 days:

2 dinners/2breakfasts/2 Lunches

Hi energy power gels/bars/snacks

Tent or vehicle for overnighting

Camera

First aid kit

Stove/fuel/matches/cup/bowl/spoon fork if cooking

Sleeping bag/pad