Sulphur Mountain - Sat, Jan 21 2023

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Sulphur Mountain (1/21/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 21 2023  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 20 2023 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~4 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Julie
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 5.5 km one way
Elevation gain: 670m

This hike is challenging but the switchbacks make it a steady and gradual climb. You will enjoy the view of the Bow River Valley and Town of Banff from the viewpoint platform.

We will stop for lunch in the interpretative centre. There are washroom facilities here as well. After lunch, we can decide if we want to climb another 0.5km to the Sanson Peak/Cosmic Ray Station before we descend down the trail.

This trip is best suited to fit hikers. There may be snow/ice on the trail so please bring microspikes.

Required Items to Bring:
· Microspikes
· Pack to carry your gear & supplies
· Hiking boots
· Water and lunch
· Appropriate clothing
· Personal first aid kit
· Plastic bag for your wet/muddy stuff
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
· Gaiters
· Poles
- Banff Park pass if you are driving

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1, (Trans Canada Hwy) west to Banff National Park. Take the Banff, Lake Minnewanka exit and turn left at the stop sign onto Banff Ave. Follow Banff Ave thru town and across Bow River Bridge. At “T” intersection after the bridge, turn left. After a few hundred metres around a bend, to the right is a fork in the road, bear right onto Mountain Ave (Look for a sign that points you towards the Banff Upper Hot Springs). After about 5 minutes you’ll see the Rim Rock Hotel on your left, keep going for a hundred metres bearing right until you come to a small traffic circle which is in front of the parking lot of the Banff Upper Hot Springs. We will be parking in this lot and meet up at the trail head there.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):270Km
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 $81.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Saturday, May 25, 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.

Winter Safety Consideration- entered by Julie Jack January 10, 2023.
This trail is part of Banff National Park's list of winter trails and currently has no advisories except microspikes recommended.

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Cost & Payment:
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