Ha Ling Peak -- Relaxed Pace - Sat, Jul 11 2020

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Ha Ling Peak -- Relaxed Pace (7/11/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Goat Creek Day Use Area (Canmore)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 11 2020  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 10 2020 9:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 Hours + Travel
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Duane
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 7 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Covid Notice:
1) Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
2) Are you showing any symptoms, been in contact with a confirmed case, or been tested positive at all?
3) Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation?

Please answer these questions in the comments section during the sign-up process, in addition to signing the waiver. Your coordinator has been instructed to remove you from the event if you do not answer or comply with these questions. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in you being evicted from the event even after it has commenced. Your coordinator has this discretion and you could be reported to the club if you create problems. The COC is attempting to keep all members safe and asks for your respect during these difficult times. If you do not wish to follow these temporary restrictions you should not sign up but are welcome to continue after the restrictions have been removed.

Distance: 6km
Elevation Gain: 814m
Pace: relaxed but steady with brief stops as needed.
Register only if: you have experience with the above stated elevation/distance, are not on a timetable and understand the plan is to spend minimum 1 hour for lunch at the summit!

NO DOGS PLEASE!

Due to COVID 19 there is no official carpool for this event. If you are in need of a ride feel free to contact me and we may be able to work something out.

Ha Ling is the impressive pinnacle that rises above Canmore to the southwest. The trail winds up the backside of the mountain & ends up with stunning views across the Bow Valley. It officially reopened last summer after being completely shut down for 12 months while Parks Canada completed some much needed improvements to the very busy route. I'm really looking forward to experiencing the new look.

The best way to describe Ha Ling Peak: it is a very steep hike that may require use of your hands on the final approach to the summit. It is definitely NOT suitable for beginners!

Please keep in mind while it might be quite comfortable down around the the tree line, expect strong windy conditions at the top. Pack accordingly.

Note: This hike/scramble is not recommended for members who have not previously done hikes with 800M+ elevation. There is a lot of elevation gained in a very short distance therefore you should be in good shape for this hike/scramble.


Required Items to Bring:
-PROPER HIKING BOOTS/SHOES required
-Breathable quick dry hiking attire
-Jacket/wind breaker
-Rain gear
-Plenty of water
-Snack/lunch
-Hat/Sunscreen (highly recommended)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- It would be a good idea to bring a fleece and/or shell & hat. At the top it can get quite cool and windy.
-Hiking poles
-Camera
-Gaiters/Icers
-First aid kit
-Bear spray/whistle
-Sunscreen/hat
-Bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west out of Calgary on Trans Canada exiting onto Three Sisters Parkway (route 742) just east of Canmore. Follow the signs to the Nordic Centre but continue on the parkway (route 742) a.k.a. smith dorrien spray trail) as it turns into a gravel road. Within a few minutes you will wind past the reservoir and see the large Goat Creek parking lot below on your right. Park there.

MEET NEXT TO THE WASHROOMS AT THE FAR SOUTH END OF THE PARKING LOT.

Notes:

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

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