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Bluerock Snowshoe (2/11/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Snowshoe
Event Location: Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 11 2018  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 10 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 hours + travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will go traipsing around Bluerock Wildland Provincial Park. No fixed route, a lot of it may be exploratory. Its all front country hills. Be prepared to spend 3-4 hours or more outside for snowshoeing activities. Our pace will be easy but not slowpoke. After the event, we'll stop over in Black Diamond for a late lunch.
Distance: Approx 6-10k (or 4 hours whichever is earlier)
Elevation: Approx 200m

1) We will be going regardless of weather conditions.
2) Be prepared to stick together as a group. If you need/want to get back early, this trip is not for you.
3) This is a have lots of fun, anything goes, possible last minute change of plan/route, fly by the seat of your pants event. If you're uptight about stuff, might not be the event for you.

Note: All outdoor snowshoeing activities will take place outside of avalanche terrain.

Required Items to Bring:
- Snowshoes and poles
- Waterproof boots
- Extra set of dry shoes and socks
- Snow worthy warm clothing layers
- Water
- Snacks/food
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Personal first aid kit
- $$ for carpool costs, meals and personal items
- Spare change of clothing
- Bag for wet and dirty items
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hot water
- Camera
- Gaiters

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Get to south Calgary and take Hwy 22x to the Millarville Hwy 22 turn off. Head south to Turner Valley. Once you get to the stop sign in Turner Valley turn right and go west. After approx 20km there will be a closed winter gate. Park in the campground parking lot to the left. Do not park in front of the winter gate.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $33.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Sunday, March 24, 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.


Avalanche Consideration Due Diligence
Due diligence completed by Ben C on Feb 9, 2018 (Updated>
Terrain Classification: This event is in unrated front country terrain but on official snowshoe trails. There is no avalanche terrain in the area being travelled. At no time will we be going into avalanche terrain however the current forecast as on 9 Feb 2018 for Sunday 12 Feb 2018 is:
Above Treeline: HIGH
Treeline: Considerable
Below Treeline: Considerable

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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: - no refunds if a suitable replacement cannot be found.