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Nameless Ridge Snow Shoe/Winter Hike
To be considered for this trip you have to answer the RSVP question.
Event Type: OT5 Snow Shoe/ Winter Hike http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Rating_System/
Date(s) & Time: Sat, Nov 30 6:00 AM
Event Duration: 5-7 hours on trail + 4 hrs driving
Difficulty Rating: Very Strenuous Day trip
This will be an exploratory first hike for your Event Hosts.
Distance: 8 -10 km
Elevation Gain: 600 - 800m
Location: Approximately 12 km South of Highwood Pass. Nameless Ridge is located between Mist Mountain and Mist Ridge.
We will be navigating up through dense forest to gain access to the South West end of Nameless Ridge. We will then proceed along the spine to the North East end and return along the West side of the Ridge following the low ground back to the road.
Required Gear: Snowshoes, micro spikes, backpack min 30 litres suggested , sturdy hiking boots good for winter conditions, mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, hiking poles, sunglasses layered clothing, wind proof jacket, headlamp with extra batteries, food and water.
Event Directions: From the Meet up location we will drive South to Long View, West along highway 40 to the start point, 2 km North of Mist Creek Day Use area.
Gas Money: $20.00 per person.
WAIVERS: Your 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 (http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Slow_and_Steady_Hikers_Waiver/). I will bring the group waiver form with me to the Calgary Meetup location and the trail-head. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike.
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.