Set in amongst lodgepole pine forest, Redearth Creek climbs gradually to the Shadow Lake Trail. Likely we'll stop at the junction before the lodge turn off (where tracksetting ends), but if there's interest, we may see about grabbing a drink at Shadow Lake Lodge – this stretch is steep and may involve taking skis off to walk. The last few kilometres returning to the highway can be exhilarating.
Difficulty Level : Moderate to Difficult
Distance: 22-25 km
Elevation: 300 m
Duration : 3 - 4 hrs (+ driving time; 1.5 hrs one way)
Coordinator : Erika
Contact Information: [masked] or (403)[masked]
Trailhead: Redearth Creek
Driving Distance/Carpool Fee : 254 km, $15/person
Directions : Take the Trans-Canada towards Banff. Roughly 20km past the second exit, will be the second animal overpass and a sign for Redearth Creek. Turn left, watching for cars in the opposite direction, into the parking lot/trailhead. (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WoV6GXByAix)
Carpool Departs At: 8:30 am . Please arrive 15 minutes prior to coordinate carpooling.
Carpool Departure Location : Meet at the parking lot at the junction of Shaganappi Trail and Memorial Drive/Bowness Road. GPS coordinates are:[masked], [masked]. (Google Maps: )
What to Bring: Banff Park Pass if you have one. Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ on the Club website.
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.
Notice of Cancellation: Please contact the trip leader if you need to cancel your registration.
Safety Precaution : Skiers should be comfortable with snowplow and herringbone or be willing to learn. Note: Location may change, or event may be cancelled depending upon the conditions.