What we're about

How many times have you seen hiking clubs where if you're not a super fast uber- hiker they don't want you going on any harder hikes or scrambles. They believe that if you are slower you should only stick to the easier stuff. Boring!! This is a club for those of us who still wish to do all styles of hiking from easy walks to scrambles. We just don't feel the need to make a "mad dash" for a summit or to finish a trail in record time. Hiking and being in the outdoors is meant to be an enjoyable activity for all of us. Slow and Steady is about hiking at a consistent, manageable pace -- which may vary from slow to moderate depending on the organizer -- and finishing the hike or scrambling to a summit together. If this is more your style and wish to meet like minded hikers please consider joining our club. We will be doing all kinds of summer and winter activities such as day hikes, scrambles, backpacking trips, XC skiing, snowshoe trips, downhill ski trips and any other outdoor related activity. Remember slow and steady wins the race. Lets all enjoy the great outdoors together. Just in a more relaxed pace.

Upcoming events (4+)

South Wind Hoodoos (T2/OT3)

George Biggy SR Road

***Time Change*** Now meeting at 9:45 for a 10am start.

Join us as we explore South Wind Creek. We did this off-the-beaten-track trail last year and would like to head back for a closer look at the hoodoos. Located near Dead Man's Flats, the trail starts at the parking lot at the end of George Biggy Sr. Road. We'll be on the packed trail for the first 1.8k and then going off trail. Snowshoes are mandatory. If you don't bring them, we'll send you home from the parking lot.
📆 Date: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 Arrive at the trailhead at 9:15am. Hike begins at 9:30 sharp.
🥾 Distance: around 7.5k
🧗‍♀️ elevation gain: ~ 292m
🌲 Pace: We hike at a steady, relaxed pace with breaks for delayering, snacks, photos etc.
💪 Difficulty: packed trail for the first 1.8K then bushwhacking followed by a steep ascent to the hoodoos.
🌲 Trailhead: Pigeon Mountain Day Use Parking. About an hour's drive from Shouldice Park and Ride. (https://goo.gl/maps/ULAsyhup34eymjsx8)
🕗 Arrive at Trailhead 9:15. Hike begins at 9:30 sharp.
🚶🏻‍♀️Attendees: 8 - 10 max (no guests. no dogs)
Trail description:
https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/8b08d46c3c233d5a88374984dcfabdad/
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/alberta/south-wind-hoodoos-trail
http://skierbob.ca/2012/08/south-wind-hoodoos/

🌲 Those that do not answer the RSVP questions will remain on the waitlist. The waitlist for this event is not first come, first serve, but based on ability to fit into the group to make the hike enjoyable for everyone.

🌲 Carpooling: use the comment section to offer or request a ride. Suggested gas fee: $15
🌲 What to bring: microspikes (mandatory), snowshoes and a way to attach them to your pack, water or tea, snacks. *bearspray, backpack, appropriate layers, hat, personal-sized first aid kit, personal medications (if needed).
🌲 Suggested Gear: poles, camera/bathroom kit (toilet paper, plastic bag to carry out used T.P., hand sanitizer, etc.), lightweight pad to sit on, change of footwear for during or after the hike.
WAIVER: You must sign our club waiver before you are allowed to go on this trip and you shall arrive prepared with an emergency name and phone number to be recorded on the waiver. Organizer will have a group waiver for you to sign at the trailhead. You are required to read the Slow and Steady Hiker Club Waiver: https://www.meetup.com/slow-and-steady-hikers/messages/boards/thread/53768842
DISCLAIMER: You are fully aware that your hosts are VOLUNTEERS and NOT trained guides and you assume all responsibility for your own safety and well-being. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current physical condition, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip and you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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Welcome Back Atash Hike to Barrier Lookout

Shouldice Park & Ride - south of arena/batting cages.

Atash is back in Calgary for good and wants to do a hike. Welcome old friends and new ones. We'll do the Barrier Lookout/ Jewel Pass loop.
Because of its length and winter conditions, I'm labeling it as a T3/T4.

Be comfortable doing 10-15 km and up to 625 meters of elevation in snow.
Microspikes are mandatory.

Slow and Steady Hikers waiver and code of conduct apply. Waivers will be provided at the meetup by the organizer.

We hope to see you there.

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Copper Mountain, West Ridge (OT5) - Microspikes & Snowshoes Mandatory

This snowshoe is for experienced, elevation, snowshoer's only, and is 90% OFF-TRAIL with little likelihood of a broken trail. Views of Bow Valley should be awesome.

Participation is not first-come / first-serve, an automatic waitlist has been created; acceptance onto the hike is at the discretion of the organizers - if you do not hike with us regularly, please answer the WAITLIST questions.

REQUIRED GEAR: SNOWSHOES & MIRCOSPIKES, WATERPROOF hiking boots, gaiters, layered clothing, hiking poles, hat, extra gloves/socks, personal medications (if needed). Bring ample water, a lunch, and snacks.

MEETUP LOCATION: 8:30AM - Along the Road into Juniper Hotel (Banff)
DISTANCE: 11-km depending on route
NET ELEVATION GAIN: Approx. 700-m
PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: EXPERIENCED OFF-TRAIL IN WINTER CONDITIONS (OT5)

Trip Descriptions:
http://bobspirko.ca/Snowshoe/CopperWestRidge/CopperWestRidgeX.html

PACE: STEADY - NOT SLOW. We will hike together and stay in-touch as a group, but you'll need to be able to keep up with the core group pace; please do not sign up for this hike if you aren’t interested in hiking on the group route.

NO PETS, GUESTS, or CHILDREN

It is a requirement to read the following trip posting very carefully and to make the proper and responsible preparations for it. Failure to do so will result in a participant not being allowed on this trip. As a potential participant, you must check this trip posting for additional directions from the organizer, including up to the morning of the trip.

WAIVER: As per the new policy for waivers, the waiver form will be signed at the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this event. http://bit.ly/SnS_Waiver You will also be asked for the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please come prepared with this information.

DISCLAIMER: You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. Your participation in this event means you have read the waiver and by signing up for this event you have accepted the waiver. If you have stated "no" in your profile you will not be accepted to participate. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this event with the group.

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Urban Walk - Bowmont Natural Environment Park

Angel's Cafe

DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER.
ACTIVITY:
Let's meet at Angel's Cafe at 9:00 a.m., from there we will walk to the parking lot of Bowmont Natural Environment Park[masked] St. Then we will walk to the waterfalls and walk up the stairs and return. This walk will have several hills be prepared. Please dress properly for the weather. Bring water & Snacks.

PACE: Moderate (no strolling)

KM: 13 APROX.

ELEVATION: 230 Meters APPROX.

PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY: Arduous walk.

TIME ESTIMATE: 3.5 Hours APPROX.

MICROSPIKES are Mandatory.

PLEASE SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE with your emergency contact name and phone number including the following wording: For 2023/01/28 Bowmont Urban Walk. I agree to and accept the risk waiver contract as contained in: Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Waiver for Slow and Steady Hikers Hiking Club.Waivers:

Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE:
https://www.meetup.com/slow-and-steady-hikers/messages/boards/thread/53768842

NOTES

  1. Your Hosts are volunteers, not trained guides.
  2. It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates, changes or cancellations before the trip.

Disclaimer: You are fully aware that your hosts are volunteers and not trained guides and you assume all responsibility for your own safety and well-being. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current physical condition, current trail conditions for the trip and you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you are physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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Past events (10,328)

Weaselhead Flats - QUICK PACE (Headlamp/Microspikes)

South Glenmore Parking Area West

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