Ranger Summit - Thu, Jan 26 2023

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Ranger Summit (1/26/2023)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:West Bragg Creek Recreation Area
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Jan 26 2023  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jan 25 2023 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:approx 3.5 hours + drive time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Jim Fischer
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 2 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This trail is often done on snowshoes in the winter. However, the snowshoe trails in West Bragg Creek are well-packed and there has been no new snow in weeks. The forecast for the next week does not call for any accumulation at this point. Therefore, we'll do this pleasant outing as a hike. While snowshoes are not necessary, traction devices such as micro-spikes are absolutely necessary. If the snow conditions change and snowshoes are warranted, I'll be in touch.
We will be going up Ranger Summit, then on to Strange Brew and back down to the carpark. The pace will be moderate. This hike is suitable for beginners.
No car pool is organized at this point. However, if you are coming from the city and need transportation to attend, contact me directly and I'll see what I can arrange with others that might be attending.
Approx. Distance: 9 KM return
Approx Elevation Gain: 310 M

Required Items to Bring:
- microspikes
- water and snacks
- good trail footwear
- additional winter layers as needed
- spare change of clothes
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- poles
- camera
- plastic bag for wet muddy boots
- change of footwear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow Highway 8 west out of town. At the Highway 22 roundabout head south towards Bragg Creek. Take the first turn into Bragg Creek, ahead of the traffic lights. You are on Balsam Avenue. Drive past the Esso Station and the malls, cross the bridge, and turn left at the the T junction. Continue for approx. 10 km till the end of the road and you'll reach West Bragg Creek parking lot. Park at the far (west) end of the parking lot. We'll meet at the warmup hut near the big trail sign.

Winter Safety Considerations: Entered by Jim Fischer on January 19 2023.
This event is exempt from avalanche planning, as it is considered to be generally free from avalanche hazards because it is on official snowshoe trails.
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