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Picklejar Lakes - Relaxed Pace (7/22/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Highwood Pass-Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 22 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 21 2017 1:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~5 hours plus drive time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Sylvia(1) A.
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 11.0km return(as per GPS)
Elevation gain: 550m(as per GPS)
++Proper hiking boots required, sorry NO runners/sandals/ and NO jeans).(: ++ thanks

Do not be in a rush to get back To Calgary- return time may vary. We are out to enjoy the day and explore.

Just over the Highwood Pass a nice hike through meadows and forests to the three pickle jar lakes nestled in overpowering surroundings. Grizzlies love this area.

If you live in the NW, you might want to meet us directly at the trailhead; quicker for you than meeting us at the SW carpool.+++

Please note that this is not a speed demon's hike(getting to the top in record time) nor is it for very slowpokes, we will be hiking at a Moderate Pace on flat areas and at a Relaxed Pace on steeper terrain going up. If you are NOT willing to follow this pace, and do Not stay with the group, pls do not sign up. If you're not sure about a hike, feel free to contact the coordinator and remember to always hike within your ability in order to be able to keep up with the group. If you have not hiked in the mountains before nor recently hiked with 400M+, this hike is not for you.

Required Items to Bring:
-Proper hiking Boots and pack (PLS ensure your PACK is big enough to include extras -- a small water hydration bike pack that only fits your water hydration pack and small lunch is too should always be ready for the unexpected)
- NO Sling pack not appropriate for hike.
-Plenty of water (min 1 1/2L-more if weather is hot )
-Dress in layers
-First-aid kit-Highly recommended-do not rely on coordinator
-Bear spray and/or air horn and/or whistle - HIGHLY recommended,
NO BEAR BELLS- -Change to pay your driver
-Plastic bag to put muddy boots in.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Hiking poles Camera
Headlamp always good to carry.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To be emailed to participants
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $75.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Monday, October 15, 2018). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: If you are often cancelling an event at the last minute please do not sign up.