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D5 Easy Winter Scramble / Difficult Snowshoe--Little Galatea

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4. Everyone must RSVP separately to ensure they have paid.

I've never done this trail, so it'll be an adventure. We'll be taking the route in the descriptions below, not the Nugara avalanche death trap route. Expect bushwacking while wearing snowshoes.

http://www.explor8ion.com/snowshoe/little-galatea.html (http://www.explor8ion.com/snowshoe/little-galatea.html)

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page.php?id=galatea-south-attempt&page=1 (http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page.php?id=galatea-south-attempt&page=1)

http://forums.clubtread.com/34-alberta/40744-little-galatea.html (http://forums.clubtread.com/34-alberta/40744-little-galatea.html)

The pace will be on the slow to moderate side.

Mountain rules apply: There is a good chance that we could be turned back at any point due to snow, lack of snow, ice, wind, flood damage, rock fall, zombie marmots, bears and any number of other conditions we encounter. When it comes to safety I'm conservative. All participants are expected to act as a responsible member of the group. No rushing ahead of the group, no lagging way behind. If you don't intend to act as a member of the group, this trip is not for you. Seriously. Shared values of my trips include personal responsibility and mutual reliance (we all look out for one another), fun, safety and respect. I'm not a guide, but I have the final say in matters of safety. Research the route. Assume that everyone but you will be hit in the head by a huge rock while a grizzly and cougar are playing tug-of-war with their bodies, leaving you alone to find your way back to the car. Be prepared for cold, windy, snowy weather one minute, clear skies and sun the next. December in the Rockies can combine all four seasons in a single hour.

We should be back at Dalhousie by 5 or 6 p.m. but we could be later. Don't make plans.

Maximum group size: 10

Distance on trail: About 11 km round trip.

Elevation gain: 850 m

Time on trail: 6 to 8 hours

Dogs: Not on this one.

Required Equipment:

• Snowshoes

• Ice axe

• Head lamp--this is important. It's getting dark early.

• Winter clothing

• Waterproof winter footwear

• Sunscreen

• Water (a couple liters)

• Food

• First aid kit

• Chocolate covered almonds for the organizer

Driving and Directions:Click here to see a driving map. (https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/51.1043826,-114.1589748/50.7170858,-115.1093176/@50.7255864,-115.0597931,15605m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d-114.22491!2d51.13019!3s0x53716911cc6e36dd:0xe23763e10adf54d2!1m0!3e0?hl=en) From Canmore, take the Smith Dorrien / Spray Trail to Mt. Shark Road and park.

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  • Qureshi

    Thanks for organizing the event Ken.

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Colette R.

    Thanks Ken! Thumbs up to the day :)

    1 · 4 days ago

  • Garry S.

    A splendid day! Thanks everyone and thanks Ken for organizing.

    2 · 4 days ago

  • Deirdre

    Thanks for a great day everyone! Thanks for organizing Ken. It was a beautiful Winter Wonderland.

    2 · 4 days ago

  • Bob C.

    Thanks for a great day Ken!!

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Ken S.

    It was a great way to spend a snowy day. Didn't make the summit, but it was a lot of fun.

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Diane H.

    What a beautiful winter snowshoe! Thanks for organizing us Ken and I enjoyed spending the day with everyone!

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Jag R.

    Ken, sorry for te short notice but I cannot make it. Hae fun and besafe

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Diane H.

    Oh... I really, really wish I could delete my first comment! I've reread the post and have now paid my $5! Sorryyyyyyy...

    November 29

  • Diane H.

    Ken...could I pay $5 as it is almost the end of the year?

    November 29

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