Boom Lake has similar terrific views as Taylor Lake, with less than a third of the uphill grind. We will snowshoe the trip in the morning to increase the chances of the sun illuminating the beautiful view of the lake. Even though the trail is popular with cross country skiers, we will be on the snowshoe trail.
The trail crosses Boom Creek right way, goes for a short distance and eventually switchbacks to the left. A steady but gentle elevation gain ensues. The next 3.1 kilometers are more undulating, but still very easy and obvious. Near the end, the trail descends down and to the left of the lake and drops you out at the lakeshore.
When the sun is shining on the lake and surrounding mountains, you are in for a treat. Boom Mountain, outliers of Chimney Peak, Quadra Mountain and Bident Mountain all tower majestically over the lake.
Lake Height: 1893 Meters
Elevation Gain: 175 Meters
Distance Round Trip: 10.8 Kilometers
Duration: 2.5 to 4.5 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate / Intermediate
What to Bring: Please see the standard Snowshoeing Checklist at https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/snowshoeing-resources/ on the Club website.
Event Coordinator: For inquires, please contact the event coordinator Lori, aka Tigger, at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, please call or text me at (403)[masked].
Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m., in the northeast corner of the Edworthy Parking Lot, to arrange carpooling as we will be departing at 8:00 a.m. sharp.
Driving Distance: 159 Kilometers on way. The Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. (Approximately $20.00)
Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or by email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Participants are asked to contact the trip leader if they have a change of plans.
Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver ( https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf ) and bring it with you.
For those of you that are interested, we will be stopping at the Georgetown Pub in Canmore, 1101 Bow Valley Trail, http://www.georgetowninn.ca/georgetown_dining.htm for light snacks and refreshments.