Eagle Hill - Moderate Hike - Sat, Feb 18 2023

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Eagle Hill - Moderate Hike (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:Hike
Event Location:Eagle Hill - Sibbald Lake Day Use Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 18 2023  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 17 2023 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~4.5 hr plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Leonard Kampel
Rhonda K
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 9 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
Distance: 13.6 km round trip
Elevation Gain: 332 m

Eagle Hill is a moderate shoulder-season hike in the Sibbald Lake Day Use Area off Hwy 68. It is an out-and-back hike with moderate elevation gains and views of the Bow River Valley. Our pace will be relaxed but steady (about 3 - 4 km/hr). Fast hikers are welcome but will be expected to wait for the group. This is a great way to get your hiking season started or a great change of scenery for novice hikers who are looking for a transition towards the more intermediate hikes.

There is a carpool available for this event for those who are comfortable riding with others. Please note the time and location. If you wish to meet us at the trailhead, that's great too!


Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots / trail shoes
traction devices/ice cleats
Change of shoes / bag for car ride home
water
lunch / snacks
appropriate clothing
Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
hiking poles
hat / toque and or gloves

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: If you are driving, you will need a Kananaskis Conservation Pass to attend this event. Please see the Alberta Parks website for more information: Kananaskis Conservation Pass

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west and take the Highway 68 exit. (Note: the road will turn to gravel once you enter the park). Pass by the Jumping Pound Demonstration forest and watch for the signs for the Sibbald Lake Camping area on the right.

Take the road / exit towards the campground and at the open 4-way stop, turn left towards the Deer Ridge trailhead parking area . Google has a very good map if you use the satellite view.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):122Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 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 $36.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Friday, February 23, 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:
Winter Safety Considerations
Terrain Classification: This is a recognized all season trail so is exempt from avalanche planning.
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road, weather, trail and avalanche conditions for the trip.

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.

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: