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Sheep River Provincial Park (OT3 Hike)

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Sheep River Provincial Park Hike

Distance: 12-14 km

Difficulty: Easy Elev. gain: 400 meters

Time required: 3.5 - 4.5 hours

Dogs permitted: No

Bushwhacking: Yes

Directions: From the 4way stop sign in Turner Valley go West on Highway[masked]kms to winter gate. This is the turn off to Sandy McNabb camping area. Park at winter gate....

Hike Description:

This area is rolling hills and trees’ it is very beautiful country with the Canadian Rockies in the background. The winter gate is closed at this point. We will follow the road about 1.5kms and then go off trail and drop down to the Sheep River. From there we will follow the river for several kms and head up a ridge line gaining about 300m. From there we will can make our way around to another ridge then back to the vehicles. There is several inches of snow in this area although I am not bringing snow shoes they are not needed but if anyone feels like bringing a pair along go for it. We will be hiking at slow and steady pace with time for breaks.

Gear Requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather - warm clothing/layers - no cotton, no jeans
Hiking boots
MICRO spikes or other traction for your boots
Gaiters
Hiking poles
Bear Spray if you have it
Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch
Water
Camera (optional)
Pack garbage out

Suggested passenger commuting costs: $10.00 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.

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  • Wayne

    What a great day and fantastic group! Thanks Doug.

    January 5, 2013

  • Doug R

    What great bunch of people to hike with. I will have work harder on getting lost on the next hike. The weather Gods really were on our side today!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Layale

    What a great day! Thanks Doug.

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Yoka E.

    Great day!!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Atash

    Awesome hike with great friends!!Thanks Doug :) We missed Andy

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Doug for nice weather, awesome views, and a little bit of post-holiday workout. Good times at the pub, too, for some of us. Five Stars!

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am 1 ctrain stop away...thx.

    January 5, 2013

  • Doug R

    East parking Lott

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably be 5 min late. Didn't realize it was so far from my place..

    January 5, 2013

  • Doug R

    Great sunny day too take a hike.

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Have fun you guys. I'll miss you all today :(

    January 5, 2013

  • catalin

    There is a chance I won't come tomorrow, I might have got a cold. If I am not at the meeting place, please don't wait for me.

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    10am...my kind of meeting time! I can sleep in, finally :)

    1 · January 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Right, I'm selling my TV...anyone in the market for a 32" HDTV? Check this out: http://www.meetup.com...­

      January 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      k. guys I'm going skating...ciao c u tmrw

      2 · January 4, 2013

  • Doug R

    No problem looks a great group of adventurous hikers. Sorry to hear about your loss.

    1 · January 2, 2013

    • Andy D.

      My friends mom.

      January 3, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Unfortunately I have to go to a funeral on Saturday out of town. I promise to hike with you soon again Doug. I expect everyone else to still attend and have a great time.

    January 2, 2013

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