King Creek Ridge-Moderate Pace - Sun, Dec 11 2022

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King Creek Ridge-Moderate Pace (12/11/2022)

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:Hike
Event Location:Kananaskis
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Dec 11 2022  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Dec 10 2022 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~ 4 hours plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 7km return
Elevation Gain: 730m
King Creek Ridge offers up fantastic views of the Kananaskis Valley. The trail up to the ridge is very steep and will make your calves burn but becomes more undulating beyond that. This trip is best suited for strong hikers.

Please remember in winter hiking conditions we never know what we will encounter(icy sections) therefore bring "MicroSpikes" or "Icers" (MEC, Switching Gears or Breathe Outdoors)


Please note that there will be snow on the trail, therefore, gaiters are strongly recommended.
We will be hiking at a moderate pace with a couple short breaks so we stay warm.

Required Items to Bring:
-Waterproof hiking footwear
-Icers or microspikes
-Sleeve over camelbak tubing so if it's cold your water tubing doesn't freeze.
-2 pairs of gloves.(you sweat going up, so if you don't have extra pair in pack to switch to your hands will freeze)
-2 pairs of socks...if your boots are not waterproof or your feet just get cold with snow going into your boots and you don't have extra dry pair in pack to switch to, your feet will freeze.
-Extra layer under hiking pants and waterproof/wind proof pants(if cold/alot of snow(wet/dry))and you just have 1 layer regular very light hiking pants and they get wet, you will freeze.
-Well equipped day pack
- Bag for dirty boots
- Lunch and water
- Remember to dress in layers
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Hiking poles
- Gaiters strongly recommended
-Personal first aid kit
-Bear spray and or air horn

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway #1 westbound and exit onto Highway #40 South. The trailhead is 45.8 km past the Kananaskis Country entrance on the east side of the highway just before the Highwood Pass winter gates.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $76.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, June 13, 2024). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Notes:
IF YOU ARE A DRIVER PLEASE NOTE: As of June 1, 2021, you will need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass to attend this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Winter Safety Considerations
This information entered by Julie Jack December 3, 2022
Terrain Classification: Simple (Class-1)
Forecast Avalanche Danger Level 1:
Alpine : n/a
Treeline :simple
Below Treeline : simple level
Some or all of this event takes place in Simple (Class-1) terrain. Should the avalanche danger rise to High or Extreme at any elevation on the day of the event, it will be cancelled, or moved to an area free of avalanche hazard.

- 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.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: