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Raspberry Ridge - OT4 - Moderate Winter/Spring Hike

Raspberry Ridge - OT4 - Moderate Winter/Spring Hike

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Meet at Somerset-Bridlewood LRT - WEST Parking lot

Photo Credit: http://bobspirko.ca/Hiking/RaspberryRidge/RaspberryRidge.html

Watch the YouTube video posted by Bob Spirko!! Looks FUN!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7QMKUW1MX8&feature=youtu.be

Raspberry Ridge is (mostly) trail all the way to a lookout.

  • Distance: 9 Km round trip
  • Elevation: 2360 m
  • Height Gain: 653 m
  • Time: 4-5 hours at a moderate pace, maybe more depending on snow conditions
  • Location: Hwy. 940 South of Highwood House
  • RSVP's open Monday, April 22, 2013 at 7:00am

Much of the Raspberry hike is on a road reverting to trail.  The ascent is gradual until the final, steep assault of the alpine ridgetop.  The forest en route is unimpressive.  But due to the broad track, neither is it claustrophobic.  Views are frequent.

You must come prepared for this hike with minimum 2L water, food, multiple clothing layers, toque, & mitts, icers, & poles.  You are welcome to bring snowshoes just in case...

The leader will bring an ice axe just in case we need it to get up to the ridge.

Carpool fare will be $20.00 per passenger for this trip (Zone 3).

NO GUESTS, you must be a member to sign up! & Please don't ask to be added to the RSVP's prior to the RSVP date.

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 event. You will also be asked for the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please come prepared with this information.

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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  • Evan R.

    an adventure

    April 28, 2013

  • Evan R.

    Hurricane Ridge is an understatement, a great day, my first introduction to mountain scrambling.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Windy but great first hike with slow and steady. We will be back! thanks for organising.

    2 · April 28, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Hope to see you soon.

      April 28, 2013

  • Layale

    Hurricaine Hike...but such a great adventure and fun times with the best group! Thank you Jessica!

    2 · April 28, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    We started out expecting a nice spring day & got hammered! Happily, none if us sailed over the ridge & everyone came well prepared & with great attitudes!! Fun day & fun times at the Longview Saloon!!

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Carolyn K.

    It was supposed to be a warm sunny spring day but it turned into a challenging wintry climb! Thanks to the great team for making it fun.

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Tonia

    It was challenging but so awesome. Love hiking with the Slow & steady.

    1 · April 27, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Epic adventure today. Hurricane Ridge didn't stop us.Slowly and not so steadily we reached the lookout. A great day with old friends and new. Fun times after for some of us in the Longview Saloon.

    3 · April 27, 2013

  • Hilary

    OMG! So tired! Home-sweet-home. Ahhhh, Hot water all over my body. Yessss! Seriously, great hike--really challenging and very adventurous. Hollywood blockbuster quality. Thank you for organizing that Jessica. I am sure we will all have sweet dreams tonight.

    2 · April 27, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Hate to cancel last minute but I was woken up at 5:30 with a wicked migraine, just can't fight through it today :( Sorry guys enjoy the beautiful day!

    April 27, 2013

  • Wayne

    Ahhh sorry for the late cancel i have to work now

    April 26, 2013

  • mohsen a.

    Hope to hike with you in the near future.

    April 26, 2013

  • mohsen a.

    Hello All,
    Please remove my name from the waiting list. Have fun and hope to hike with you in the near future.

    April 26, 2013

  • Hilary

    Hey Phil, forgot to ask--what type of car am I looking for? Will prevent me from frightening some stranger, when I hop in.

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Philip W.

      GMC 2500HD extended cab dark grey/greenish.

      April 26, 2013

  • Dorothea I.

    Any chances to get more people on the hike from the waiting list?
    would really love to come

    April 25, 2013

    • Raymond H

      Just gave up my spot. hope you can get in

      April 26, 2013

    • Jessica C.

      Lucky you!! There was movement on the waitlist... you were next & what's one more!

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Raymond H

    will be a long day and night for me. in case I can't get up in time tomorrow, I am giving up my spot. Enjoy the hike, see you all next time.

    April 26, 2013

  • Raymond H

    Hi there, I live in Cochrane. Anyone would like to carpool from there?

    Jessica, I am wondering if I can meet you half way to there. Could you please let me know which route will you take to get to the trail head?

    April 25, 2013

    • Jessica C.

      Hi Raymond, usually we go 22X to 22, Turn at Longview & then take 940. Could you pick a specific place to meet. We will likely be in Longview around 9:30 or 10:00... not really sure of exact timing.

      April 26, 2013

  • Raymond H

    Just talked to the ranger, he doesn't recommend hiking there until June because of the snow (up to 2 ft high). Thought I share this info with the group.

    April 25, 2013

    • Andy D.

      There are other options in the area. Mt. Burke could be an alternative. west facing slopes.

      1 · April 25, 2013

  • Hilary

    Hey thanks Philip, I think there's more parking in the Esso on the north side of 16th. May be easier to pull in. What time? You can reach me on my cell[masked]

    April 25, 2013

  • Hilary

    Hey Philip, can you pass 16th Ave north corner Edmonton trail on ur way down?

    April 25, 2013

    • Philip W.

      Yes, I could meet you at the 7/11 on the corner.

      April 25, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    If anyone who has RSVP'd yes is not planning to attend, please update your RSVP ASAP. There is a large waitlist. Thanks!

    April 25, 2013

  • Anna

    Im sorry but I can't get there from Canmore where i am staying for the weekend. I am so regretting this one! crying inside.

    April 25, 2013

    • Jessica C.

      Lucky you!! Staying in Canmore... We'll miss you too :(

      April 25, 2013

  • Philip W.

    Driving from Coventry Hills, can pick up a couple people on the way.

    April 23, 2013

  • Barry M

    I think I'll go do some spring skiing instead. Have a blast.

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Phebe

    Ok, got a reminder for boathouse cleanup... Would have loved to be on the ridge. Need to decline now...

    April 23, 2013

  • Tari

    can drive and plus 3.

    April 23, 2013

  • Stephen

    could drive 5-6 people + stuff (+ me)

    April 22, 2013

  • Carolyn K.

    I can drive if needed. My car will hold 3 passengers.

    April 22, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Hmm... I think Anna had the best answer as far as appeasing the weather gods!! You go girl!!! lol

    April 22, 2013

  • Alison S.

    Looks fun :)

    April 21, 2013

14 went

  • Jessica C.
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member, Cookie Member, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Andy D.
    Diamond Member,OCC, AST 1 (Pied Piper) and SOOO Special member!, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Sandy S.
    Premier Member
  • Hilary
    Premier Member
  • Oscar M
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
  • Dorothea I.
    Premier Member
  • Evan R.
    Premier Member, AST 1 ,
  • Carolyn K.
    Premier Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Tonia
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member Forever!
  • Philip W.
    Hiking 101 / Backpacking 101
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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