What we're about

This group has been created to organize events around the outdoor activities that I am passionate about: hiking, biking and skiing.

Hiking: I plan on starting weekly Sunday hikes starting in April, depending on the weather with conditioning events being held at the stairs at McHugh Bluff. Remember, conditioning can make the difference between enjoying a hike and surviving a hike!

Biking: I thoroughly enjoy taking advantage of Calgary's bike friendly pathways.
Events will also include circumnavigation of the city via the Calgary Green Belt and biking up Highwood Pass in June!

XC Skiing - I plan on XC skiing every Sunday from January to April, and again from December to January, culminating in an overnight stay at Elk Lake Cabin!

I would also like to explore adventure vacations that involve hiking, biking and skiing. I plan on holding planning meetings to discuss the possibility of Cycling trips to Cuba, hiking in the Central Mexican Plateau and biking in the Kelowna Wine Country,

Upcoming events (4)

High Noon Trail and Lunch in Millarville

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High Noon Trail is a 5.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Distance: 5.1 km Elevation Gain: 188 m Suggested gas share: Suggested gas share: $20 per vehicle. If you are not driving, and there are 4 people in the car, including the driver, you will pay the driver $5 LINKS:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/canada/alberta/high-noon-trail EQUIPMENT LIST: Please take this seriously as situation can change from a walk In the park, to hail, thunder, lightening and a downpour all within a matter of minutes and you need to come prepared: ie. don’t come without a rain jacket. Food: water, lunch/snacks, Protection: hat, bear spray, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses Equipment: microspikes, ski poles, walking sticks, bag for your wet boots & change of shoes Clothing: layered polyester clothing (no cotton no jeans), Hiking boots (protect your ankles), extra pair of socks, rain coat COMMON COURTESIES: Please remove yourself from the *attendance list or the *waiting list if you are not able to attend this event for any reason. This allows others enough notice to attend and I will know not to look for you at the meetup location. If you are on the waiting list, please be prepared for last minute notice. Please note: we will not be rushing the group back for you to make a later appointment. You can text me at[masked] if you have any concerns about location. Please provide your name when texting.

Prairie Mountain Loop

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Prairie Mountain, Prairie Creek and Powderface Creek Trail Loop is a 15.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Info Session: Elk Lake Overnight Ski/Snowshoe

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Mark A MacGillivray

The purpose of this meeting is to determine interest in a hike, XC ski and/or snow shoe to Elk Lakes Cabin on December 7-8. We will be getting together at my office in Marda Loop where I will do a quick slideshow of previous trips and answer any questions. The Trip Details This was one of my most enjoyable and memorable overnight experiences and I am looking forward to sharing it with you! If you cannot attend this meeting, but are still interested in going, please contact me directly. Distance: 9 km each way Elevation: +200 m then -200 m We will get up early on December 7 and carpool to the Elk Pass Parking lot and hike, ski or snowshoe to the Elk Lake Cabin where we will enjoy a tasty potluck, stay overnight and then return in the morning. This event is for 12-14 people who are reasonably fit and can snowshoe and/or XC Ski reasonably well.

Elk Lake Overnight Ski/Snowshoe

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Mark A MacGillivray

Here are the details about the Elk Lake trip on December 7-8, 2019. I have rented out the entire cabin, which means that there are 14 spots available. This trail climbs on an old fire road for 4.9 km before it crosses a meadow and reaches West Elk Pass. We will continue into British Columbia and the Elk Lakes Provincial Park (BC Parks). The Alpine Club of Canada's Elk Lakes Cabin (alpineclubofcanada.ca/facility/elklakes.html) is located 4.3 km from the Alberta/BC border. Key Dates: Info Session: November 7, 7:00 pm Edward Jones 121, 2215 - 33 Avenue SW Deadline for Payment: November 22, 4:00 pm People will be placed on wait list until payment is received. Organizing Meeting: November 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm Edward Jones 121, 2215 - 33 Avenue SW Costs: Cabin Rental: $50 per person Potluck: Variable Carpool: $56 per vehicle or $14 per person, assuming 4 people per vehicle. Please let me know if you can drive. Itinerary: We will leave Calgary via carpool at 7:00 am on Saturday, December 7 from 4 Valley Meadow Close NW. We will hike, ski or snowshoe in at a relaxed pace, looking to arrive at around 3:00 pm. Distance: 20 KM round trip (10 km to cabin, 10 km back to parking lot) Elevation: 550 m Hike Details: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/canada/alberta/elk-pass-and-lower-elk-lake-trail From there, we will stoke up the fire and get to making dinner. We will leave Elk Lake cabin at 10:00 am and drive back to Calgary Equipment: Bear spray Layered clothing and good boots Snowshoes or XC Skis Music, cards and games A surprise

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Overnight Hike to Elk Lake Cabin

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