Powderface Ck Trail - Prairie Link - Prairie Ck Trail - Fri, Mar 17 2023

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Powderface Ck Trail - Prairie Link - Prairie Ck Trail (3/17/2023)

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:Elbow Falls Parking Area
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 17 2023  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 16 2023 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3 - 4 Hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
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:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Distance: ~12km
Elevation Gain: 268m

This loop begins at Elbow Falls. We'll take a clockwise approach to it, hiking Powderface Creek trail to the junction with Prairie Link trail (3.3km), over Prairie Link trail to Prairie Creek (3.2km), then out Prairie Creek trail back to the parking lot (5.6km). The route has sections of mixed deciduous/coniferous forests, lodgepole pine stands, open meadows, and riverside hiking.
Snow shoes required.

Required Items to Bring:
- Snow Shoes
- Warm winter boots or sturdy hiking boots
- Warm gloves or mitts
- Layered clothing
- Water, lunch, snacks
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Poles
- Camera
- Gaiters (if wearing hiking boots)
- Warm beverages
- Micro-spikes, in the event much of the trail is walkable without snowshoes

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Calgary, take Hwy 22 south to Bragg Creek. At the traffic lights turn left and proceed South 2km to Highway 66. At the T-junction turn right and proceed West into Kananaskis Country to Elbow Falls parking lot, where we'll meet.
There is no carpool organized for this trip. If you need transportation, contact me and I can try to coordinate a ride with other participants for you.


Winter Safety Considerations

Terrain Classification: This event is exempted from avalanche planning because it is on an official snow shoe trail
Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

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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: