addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Prairie Mountain T3- Morning Sunrise Hike

Yes I want to get out of bed at the crack of dawn, drive out in the dark past bragg creek and start climbing a mountain in the dark, using a head lamp, just to see the sun come up. If you want to come sign up. 7KM return and 700 meters of elevation gain. It's a steep climb to a broad open summit with wonderful views. ICERS WILL BE REQUIRED.

I expect this hike to take 3-4 hrs plus driving....bring a snack and water.

If you want to meet at the trail head be there by 6:00am.

I am not your guide you need to know where you are going.

Suggested car pool fare is $10.00/passenger

No Guests ...your friends 18 and over must signup.

No Dogs

This hike is weather dependent-not going up in -15 temps or snow and hail.

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. 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 hike with the group.

Join or login to comment.

  • Candice B.

    Thanks Duffy...for a great day and the pictures.

    March 16, 2013

    • wayne

      You 2 are brave souls,would have liked to go but to lazy to get up that early

      March 16, 2013

    • Candice B.

      I was so tired by the end of the day but it was worth it.

      March 17, 2013

  • Candice B.

    Weather was great. Sunrise fantastic I hope Duffy posts the pictures. We were the only two people to see the sun today I think!

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lovely pictures! Good job Candice & Duffy!

      March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm so glad it worked out for you. I am completely inspired and will do this when my body allows...

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am truly sorry for the last minute cancellation. As much as I really want to do this, now is not the time for me. I wish you an incredible journey!

    March 15, 2013

    • Danny

      Take care, Amanda, cya on the trail soon

      March 15, 2013

  • Danny

    Situation changed... With Amanda's not able to do this trip, I'll be happy to join you guys NEXT time. Drive safe in that early hours of the day, and catch the sun for us

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Candice - what a great idea...I'm interested and will find out transit options for 5am (!). Having said that, do you think there would there be flexibility in picking up at c-train nearby (e.g. Dalhousie)?

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Danny, I am not a morning person & have abandoned the idea altogether: no rentals, not coming. Please take some nice pictures and share with the rest of us sleepyheads :)

      1 · March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Candice - sorry I am not coming after all...don't want to subject anyone to gratuitous crankiness :)

      March 15, 2013

  • Danny

    Just curious about meetup time 6 am @trail head Bragg Creek, considering sunrise is ~7:46 am this Sat (http://www.gnarlysunset.com/north-america/canada/alberta/bragg-creek/sunrise-sunset-times), are you planning to spend 30-45mins in the dark @summit, waiting for sun to rise? Or, hauling wood to have a fire there? I'd be interested if the start time is a lot more closer to sunrise. btw, anyone (except Candice) who maybe interested to go together from Calgary?

    March 14, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Pearl you could ask Duffy or Amanda for a ride.

      March 15, 2013

    • Danny

      Tks, Candice. Forecast is -11C between 6-9am, & a bit cooler at the summit. For such a small group, I feel not like the idea to be waiting too long for the sunrise to be enjoyable. If there're folks who like to carpool for 6:20-6:30 ish to start at trail head, I'll totally game for that.

      March 15, 2013

  • Duffy

    We'll just have to take our chances and in any event we will enjoy our morning sunrise - seen or imagined. Personally the forecast from mountain-forecast.com favors us.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • JR

    Not sure you'll see much of a sunrise tomorrow. Call is for cloudy, overcast weather overnight and all day tomorrow. On a positive note you will likely be above the clouds :-)

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Duffy

    Candice - Should be easy to find you @ Shouldice but just in case what are you driving. You'll see me in a silver Edge.

    March 14, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Hey sorry I thought you were meeting me at the trail head. I will be doing a second hike out there Saturday so I am not driving back after Praire.

      March 14, 2013

    • Duffy

      Will see you at the trailhead.

      March 15, 2013

  • Karen L

    I'm out. Another time.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is brilliant! I'd love to join you. This will be my first hike with you but I've done PM once before and I did a sunrise hike in Egypt and I treasure it as one of my favourite experiences. I will meet you at the trail head at 6am. Hooray!

    March 13, 2013

  • Candice B.

    Jun Le I will meet you at Shouldice. Please be there just before 5am as we leave the parking lot at 5 sharp. Are you driving to Shouldice or taking the bus?

    March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Candice
      Sorry, I am dropping out. Had a freakish bike accident today and got a few deep cuts on my face. And my body is feeling pretty sore. Need time to heal, too bad.

      March 12, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Sorry to hear you were hurt but not to worry the mountain will still be there when you feel beter. Another time.

      March 13, 2013

  • Karen L

    I can't believe I let Candice talk me into this!

    March 11, 2013

  • Janet W.

    Maybe near the end of this year I can do the high elevations...nursing a knee right now. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your photos.

    March 8, 2013

  • wayne

    I just noticed the trail head time is 6Am didn't scroll down far enough

    March 4, 2013

  • wayne

    Candice,if I go directly to the trail head,what time should l be there.

    March 4, 2013

2 went

  • Candice B.
    Organizer, PLATINUM Member, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Duffy
    Gold Member, Co-Organizer

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy