Rummel Lake Snowshoe - Sat, Feb 18 2023

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Rummel Lake Snowshoe (2/18/2023)

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:Kananaskis Country
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 18 2023  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 17 2023 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 hours plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mick
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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:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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Elevation Gain : 484m
Return Distance : ~11km round trip to / from Rummel Lake
Pace: Relaxed

Rummel is a beautiful lake in a tranquil setting. It is similar to Chester Lake but not as busy. It offers great views of Spray Lake along the way.

Weather is expected to remain around -5C with 1- 3cm snow for Saturday. The pace will be relaxed, no speedsters please.

Participants are expected to be healthy and injury free and possess a reasonable fitness level. There is some elevation gain (uphill) and distance (see posting).
We will snowshoe at the pace of the slowest Participant and the group is expected to stay together on the trail. That said, your reasonable fitness level should allow you to keep up with the group. This is NOT an Olympic event and we are out to enjoy the day however if you consider yourself to be extremely slow, please contact the Coordinator to discuss in advance. Beginners are welcome.
Please make sure you inspect your snowshoes and gear before the event, to ensure trouble free use.

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.

Required Items to Bring:
- Your cheerfulness & sense of humour
- 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
- Hot drink

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: There is no cell phone reception near the Rummel 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 CRV) and we will leave Kananaskis Visitor Centre at 9:45am (SHARP).

Or meet at Trailhead

RUMMEL LAKE TRAILHEAD: Take the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1) west from Calgary for approximately 70 km, then turn south on Hwy #40 for approximately 50 km. Turn right onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail (just before the winter gate). Turn north (right) onto the Smith-Dorrien Trail (gravel road) and continue for ~27 kms. Park at the turn-off for Mount Engadine Lodge.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):320Km
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 $96.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Friday, April 19, 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 Considerations

This information reviewed/confirmed by Mick on February 16th, 2023.

Terrain Classification: Simple Class 1 per ATES - listed per COC Safety Manual.
The Avalanche Forecast for Kananaskis Country as at 2023-02-17 7:40pm is:
ALPINE: Considerable
TREELINE: Moderate
In ~2008-2009 Kananaskis Parks changed the winter trail (route shown on past Gemtrek maps) to avoid the avalanche slope area where the summer trail descends to Rummel Creek and there is exposure at the base of an avalanche slope.

The winter route is not an official snowshoe trail and is classified Simple Class 1.
The winter trail avoids the avalanche slope by forcing a 90 degree left turn at the fork just before Rummel Creek.
We will stay on the winter snowshoe trail and away from the avalanche slope and only go up to the lake.

- 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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: