Mar 23, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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RSVP's open Sunday March 8 at 7:00 AM. Please do not RSVP No – I only need to know if you are attending.
Until about 2:00PM we will hike depending on conditions. After the hike we will return to Banff and the rest of the time is yours to spend wandering around. Walking around Banff, hiking on nearby paths, shopping, Hot Spring or whatever you prefer. Please be back at the Banff Information Center, 224 Banff Ave, parking at 4:00PM to regroup. After a great day, we will be stopping for a bite to eat.
Please read the entire posting before RSVP'ing to be sure this hike is appropriate for you. Late cancellation or No Show would make the event organizer and other participants not happy.
Note: Our pace will be relaxed; it will not be a race. We will be stopping for great views, photos, rest breaks and the occasional head count. Also, if you cannot stay with the group please refrain from signing up.
Hiker requirements: Healthy enough to complete the hike, good sense of humor and a desire to explore the natural environment. Bring your cheerfulness and sense of humour.
Speed demons need not to apply, unless willing to stay with the group!
Winter trips are dependent on weather conditions and for that reason the morning of the trip please check the website to make sure the trip is not cancelled due to weather conditions.
Distance: 10 Km
Elevation gain: 60M
Duration: 3-4 hours
Please note that duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.
Dress appropriately for weather, layered clothing, proper or extra gloves/mitts
MICROspikes, Hiking poles
Hiking boots (unless you are going shopping, runners are not appropriate footwear)
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch, Water
Pack garbage out
Who can attend: No dogs please. No children for this hike.
Passenger fare/costs: $20.00 for gas per person and in cash to your driver. Should you wish to drive yourself, feel free to do so.
Park pass required. If your driver or passenger does have group park pass $5 towards it.
Please read the following: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Update_Carpooling_Etiquette_-Required_reading_io
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.