Not sure what to expect so we can expect it all - so check the vids. Rock helmet mandatory and microspikes recommended as there may be fresh snow!
PLEASE NOTE ... YOUR DECISION TO CROSS AT THE CHAIN WILL NOT BE MADE AT THE CHAIN ... It's when you sign up - you know you can do it!
Note: This event is for those who have experienced events with similar conditions, distance, elevation and pace. Your trip history will be checked.
Please answer the questions during the RSVP process. If you don't I'll bump you to "Not Going" and you'll go to the back of the line until you provide all the answers.
It is a requirement that you read the following trip posting very carefully and make the proper and responsible preparations for it. Failure to do so will result in participant not being allowed on this trip. A waiting list has automatically been created to determine this trip’s suitability for you as a potential participant. You must meet all the per-requisites to be eligible to attend this trip.
If the organizer deems it necessary to obtain additional information from you, please provide it, otherwise, you will remain on the waiting list.
Distance: <12 km round trip
Elevation Gain: > 900m
Time: 5 - 6 hours + driving time.
Technical Difficulty: Dependant up on conditions - OT 5;S5/6 with possibility of snowy / icy sections.
Physical Difficulty: Depending on conditions: with snow - harder than without. No beginners
Trip Description: As per above videos or below:
Trip will be counter-clockwise loop.
Event Pace: Moderate or as fast as the slowest member.
Restrictions: No Guests as membership is free!
Maximum Hikers: 8 +
Mandatory Gear: Prepare for winter/windy conditions - since you're experienced and have encountered this before you know what to bring. But let's review-Icers & rock helmet; hiking boots, warm and layered clothing. Lunch, snacks and at least 2 liters of water. Bag for your dirty boots/clothes afterwards-to save the driver's vehicle cleaning costs. Let's not forget your personal first aid kit.
Suggested Gear:, Hiking poles, gaiters, camera.
Gas Fee Contribution: $15 per passenger.
WAIVER: You must sign our club waiver before you are allowed to go on this trip and you shall arrive prepared with an emergency name and phone number to be recorded on the waiver. Organizer will have a group waiver for you to sign at the meetup location and/or the trailhead. You are required to read the Slow and Steady Hiker Club Waiver: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/OUR_NEW_WAIVER/
Disclaimer: You are fully aware that your hosts are volunteers and not trained guides and you assume all responsibility for your own safety and well-being. 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. Organizers have the authority to decide who participates on their Posted Events based on your profile, hiking history and group dynamics to ensure an cohesive environment and camaraderie. Therefore, the "want a spot" category in the RSVP section in not to be interpreted as first come first serve.