Event Name: Hike to Mockingbird Lookout
The fire road up to the lookout is an excellent early season hike, with outstanding views of the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
Event Difficulty Level: easy to moderate
Trail Distance: 5.6 km return
Elevation Gain: 354 metres
Safety precaution: do not approach any wildlife, wild horses may be in the area. The lookout is a summit so could be vulnerable to lightning strikes.
Event Trailhead: Marker 121, Waiparous Valley Road, approximately 4 km off of Highway 40 (North). (Note that this version of HIghway 40 is accessed from Highway 1A west of Cochrane.)
Driving Distance: 90 km one way. The Calgary Ski Club suggests a compensation of $0.06 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s) of the carpools. Note that 1/2 the driving for this hike is not on paved roads.
Duration of hike: Four Hours
Meeting Time and Place: Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m., at North Edworthy Park, north side, to arrange carpooling, as we will be departing at 9:00 a.m. sharp.
RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 24, at 9:00 pm.
What to Bring: Please see the standard Day Trips Checklist under Resources https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/cross-country/ on the Club website.
Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by phone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to change their RSVP if they have a change of plan.
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.
Contact: Bob Wilson, (403)[masked], or (cell) (403)[masked]