Wasootch Ridge T4 - Moderate
Hike Distance: 12 km (Round Trip) this is a rolling ridge walk and there is almost as much up on the way back as there is getting to our lunch spot.
Elev. gain: 762 meters : This hike starts with a fairly steep section (steep on the way down too with some loose footing) Please bring icers (micro spikes) just incase of snow but I am hoping we will not need them.
Time required: 5 - 7 hours But do not ask me WHEN we will be back. I will not answer that question. I am going for the day.
No Beginners - This is not first hike material please pick something easier.
No speed demons -
I hike at a slow to moderate pace taking brakes on the way up. Sometimes lots of breaks on the way up. I like to look around and take in the views without feeling rushed. We have all day. Take pictures, snack, talk ...enjoy.
I want groups to stay together so if you like to race up a trail DON'T SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE.
Directions: From Calgary head west on hwy 1 and take the turnoff for hwy 40 K country trail. Take the first left after the Wasootch sign on the right hand side after the Barrier lake info center.
Hike Description: Long ridge walk in Kananaskis Country dividing Wasootch Creek and Porcupine Creek with a smorgasbord of panoramic views. We will hike to the cairn. Start of the trail is fairly steep but once we gain the majority of the elevation it becomes a rolling ridge walk with beautiful views of the Kananaskis Valley. The hope is to get to the cairn ,we are not summiting, this is not a scramble.
NO DOGS .....No Guests .....NO Children....Everyone coming must Sign Up.
Suggested passenger commuting costs: $15.00 for gas per person and in cash.
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.