High Noon Hills / West of Turner Valley

This is a past event

6 people went

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Description: High Noon Hills refers to a wedge of land south of Highway 546 delimited to the east by the K Country boundary and to the west by Long Prairie Creek near is confluence with the Sheep River. Within it, lie a couple of foothills. Their grassy, southwest-facing slopes shed snow early, so naturally they're good choices for early Spring. Some people make them their annual fall pilgrimage to enjoy the colourful aspens. In summer, you're contending with cattle for the trails, but also enjoying meadows crammed with prairie flowers.

Hiking Distance: 5.0 Kilometers Return

Height Gain: 122 Meters / 400 Feet

High Point: 1518 Meters / 4980 Feet

Difficulty Level: Easy

Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s). We will meet in the gravel parking lot, just below the big brown H, prior to the entrance of Heritage Park.

Travel Distance: 75 Kilometers One Way

Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403)[masked].

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend.

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 and provide to the trip leader.

Please check the Hiking / Outdoor Adventure Checklist at regarding recommended equipment at https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/hiking-outdoor/#reference .

After the hike, for those that interested, we will be stopping for light snacks and refreshments in Black Diamond before returning to Heritage Park.