Past Meetup

Karst Spring & Watridge Lake - Intermediate Snowshoe

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Distance: 10+ km.......Elevation: 225 m.......Duration: 5 hours + driving

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"simply one of the best back-country hikes for photographers. You end up at a huge year-round spring sheltered by dense forest, with logs artfully draped across its rocky falls. The trees soften the light and make it a comfortable (and beautiful!) place year-round.

The day will include on and off trail snowshoeing, so be prepared to participate in breaking trail.

What to bring: 2 liters of water plus snacks and lunch...hiking boots or winter boots...snowshoe and poles...appropriate clothing (BE PREPARED for sun, snow, wind)...First Aid Kit

More info on equipment: Getting ready for snowshoein (

Money for commuting - $20 for gas per person, paid in cash to your driver

Event Directions: Take Highway 1 west to Canmore. From Canmore, drive 39 km south on the Smith-Dorrien / Spray Trail (Highway 742 - gravel road) which begins just past the Canmore Nordic Centre. Turn right at the Mount Engadine Lodge turnoff, go 5 km. to the Mount Shark parking lot, where you will find the trailhead.

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