Shark Lake - Snowshoe - Sat, Jan 22 2022

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Shark Lake - Snowshoe (1/22/2022)

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).

The Basics:
Event Type:Snowshoe
Event Location:Smith Dorrien - Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 22 2022  11:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 21 2022 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Len M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 8km (4K in & 4K out)
Elevation Gain: 200m

Saturday's Shark Lake area weather is expected to be ~-5c and sunny, perfect for snowshoeing to Shark Lake. This is normally an easy snowshoe experience on a well defined trail, away from avalanche hazards. We'll be moving at an easy pace and there are great views of Spray Lakes along the way.

Shark Lake (AKA Marushka Lake to Ms. Daffern) lies in the valley between Tent Ridge and Mt. Shark.
Ref: Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Vol 1, Third Edition, p72. and GemTrek Canmore and Kananaskis Village

NOTE: There is No Carpool for this event. This Event Coordinator discourages carpooling with anyone who is outside of your household or cohort. Should you choose to carpool with others, you do so at your own discretion and AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

Kananaskis Conservation Pass fees apply for any vehicle access into Kananaskis Country. The mandatory fee of: Day pass - $15 (registers one vehicle) or Yearly pass - $90 (registers up to 2 vehicles) applies. You can purchase your pass beforehand, online at:
Kananaskis Conservation Pass OR in person at the Kananaskis Visitor Information Center at Barrier Lake.


COVID 19 vaccination is: REQUIRED

Additionally, participation in this event is conditional upon attendee compliance with the following restrictions: If you have COVID-19, COVID-19-like symptoms, or may have COVID-19 due to a recent exposure, you are expected to withdraw from this event and stay home. We will be more than happy to see you at another event once it is considered safe for you to do so! Failure to comply with this requirement may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

See our COVID-19 Policy for complete information.

Required Items to Bring:
- Snowshoes
- Layered clothing
- Gloves/mitts
- Lunch
- Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Gaiters
- Poles
- Camera
- Hot drink

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: There is no cell phone reception near Shark Lake trailhead.
If easier, we can meet up at the Kananaskis Visitor Centre (also known as Barrier Lake Visitor Centre) parking lot, prior to the event. We can then convoy out to the trailhead in our separate vehicles.
It will take you ~40 mins from Canada Olympic Park to Kananaskis Visitor Center which is located on Hwy #40, approx. 6kms from Hwy #1. It'll be on your right (west) side, WATCH FOR THE SIGNS. I will be there at 9:30am sharp (driving grey Honda pickup truck) and we will leave Kananaskis Visitor Centre at 9:45am (SHARP).

Or meet at Trailhead

SHARK LAKE TRAILHEAD: Smith Dorrien Trail (742) to the road signed for Mount Engadine Lodge and Mount Shark. In 1.8km, park in a small parking area on the right side of the road. See Shark Lake Trailhead.

Winter Safety Considerations
This information entered by Len M on Jan 16, 2022
Terrain Classification: Simple Class 1.
We will be snowshoeing below tree line, away from avalanche terrain.

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.

- 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.
Cost Includes:No Fees

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