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Evening Prairie Mountain Get Fit Night - Hike (12/18/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Near Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Dec 18 2017  6:30 PM  (Carpool Departure: 5:30 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Dec 18 2017 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Two hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Dave K
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 7km round trip Elevation gain: 715m

This event is recommended only for hikers that are very familiar with Prairie mtn. We will be in the dark and you may be hiking on your own depending on your pace. Icers, Headlamps and spare batteries are all manditory items to bring

We will not be stopping in Bragg creek for refreshments. However after our return to the car pool we may decide to stop somewhere close by.

Come for an evening workout of hiking up Prairie Mountain; the ultimate training grounds for staying in hiking condition! The event will go ahead if its snowing but may be cancelled if there is likely to be blizzard conditions. An email will be sent by 2:00 pm on Tuesday if we have to cancel the event. You will be hiking at your own pace but will need to turn around and head back down regardless of your position after 60 minutes. That will allow you 60 minutes to come down from the turnaround point. We expect everyone to be down by 8:30 pm at the latest. Note this hike is NOT suitable for beginners as we will hike at a brisk or fast pace and you will possibly be hiking on your own as the group may split depending on your individual pace. The event is geared towards personal best times so be prepared to hike up and down on your own in the event you do not find a compatible hiking partner. People will begin their ascent at 6:30 pm sharp so please plan to be there at least 10 minutes beforehand. We will all meet at the trailhead/parking area as a group at the end of the hike before leaving.

Required Items to Bring:
Headlamp/spare batteries
Good hiking footwear
Bear spray
Bag for muddy shoes
Warm jacket
Warm gloves
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles - RECOMMENDED as terrain is steep

Extra layers
Change of clothes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take HWY 22x West to Bragg Creek.
Travel 19 kms west on Hwy 66 toward Kananaskis.
NOTE: Please park at the Elbow Falls parking lot. Last season a COC coordinator was fined for parking at the winter gate on Hwy 66
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 5:30 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $36.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.28, effective Monday, April 22, 2019). 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.

Winter Safety Considerations
Due diligence completed by Dave K on Dec 17, 2017.
Terrain Classification: Simple Avalanche Terrain (ATES Class 1).
Forecast Avalanche Danger Level: per Kananaskis Avalanche Bulletin - Low. Only high and extreme ratings would cause the event to be cancelled.

Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!