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Sparrow Hawk Tarns Hike

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Sparrow Hawk Tarns / Reads Tower Hike

The Basics:
Event Type: Hike T4 Trail Rating System (
Event Location: Spray Lakes
Event Duration: 5-6 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating: T4-OT4: Moderate
Distance: 14 + km
Elevation Gain: 1000 + m

Hike Description: This hike offers some spectacular scenery on a well worn trail with 6 tiny glacial lakes at our turn-around point. We hike out around Reads Tower with a possible jaunt up the Tower We be hiking at a slow but steady pace with plenty of short breathers. You’ll enjoy both alpine views and ancient glacial bowls.

Dress in layers – you’ll warm up and cool down quickly. Weather can change so BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow and wind!

Proper hiking boots
• Backpack
• Hiking Poles
• Gaiters
• Parch Repellant - 2-3 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Bear spray

• First Aid Kit
• If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $20

The Event Host reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.

Event Directions: From Canmore Nordic Centre entrance drive South on the the Smith Dorrien road for 22.7kms. Park in the Sparrowhawk day use area.

WAIVERS: Your written consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE ( I will bring the group waiver form to the Calgary Meetup location.

Your Hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. 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.

Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of your Event Host.