Rawson Lake is 7.8km and 300m elevation gain. To the ridge 11.3Km 655m elevation gain.
Going to the ridge is a very steep climb up a scree slope with a bit of scrambling involved . - This is not a beginers hike we will however be taking it slow and steady.
No SPEED DEMONS. We must stay as a group on this hike.
We will be going beyond Rawson Lake and get to the ridge but this will depend on the weather and if there are any bears on the ridge. Grizzly bear sightings are commen. We will need to make lots of noise , carry bear spray, and whistles.
Sarrail ridge is the large slope on the right side of the lake. To access the trail to the ridge make your way clockwise around the lake and follow the steep footpath up to the ridge top with increasingly attractive scenery developing.
It over looks Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes,affords an excellent view of Haig Glacier, and boosts you high enough to see over Mt. Sarrail's shoulder to Mt Foch.
I am not a guide so everyone coming should do their homework and be able to help in navigation.You should also have the right clothes and gear. Be prepared for all weather conditions. Please no cotton clothing or running shoes on this event and bring 2-3 liters of water.
The weather can change quickly so come prepared- warmer layer in your pack, gloves, hat.
There is a bridge out on the trail so we will be crossing a creek - water proof boots or water shoes may be needed.
Bear spray if you have it.
Suggested Car Fare is 20.00
NO CHILDREN and NO DOGS.
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.