Eagle Hill - Moderate Hike - Sun, May 19 2024

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Eagle Hill - Moderate Hike (5/19/2024)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location:Eagle Hill - Sibbald Lake Day Use Area
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 19 2024  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 18 2024 2:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5 hr plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Shelley R
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 13 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

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

This is a great shoulder-season hike for novice hikers looking to transition to moderate hikes and seasoned summer hikers who are looking get their hiking legs going again.

Eagle Hill is a moderate hike in the Sibbald Lake Day Use Area off Hwy 68. It is an out-and-back hike with elevation gains that are mostly gradual (a few short, steeper sections) and views of Bow River Valley at the top. Given the time of year, there may still be ice, snow and mud on the trail. Microspikes are recommended for a safe outing, gaiters to keep you clean and if you are carpooling, a spare set of shoes and a bag for muddy things for the ride home.

Our pace will be relaxed but steady (about 3 - 4 km/hr) with brief stops for water, photos and layers along the way. Fast hikers are welcome but will be expected to wait for the group at junctions to keep everyone in sight. Dogs are welcome if they are friendly and calm with other hikers and potentially horses. If you are bringing your dog, I will ask that you meet us at the trailhead instead of the carpool - thanks!

We'll stop for lunch at the top and head back down in time for everyone to enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the city.


Required Items to Bring:
hiking boots / trail shoes
microspikes (or foot traction)
spare shoes / mud bag
water
lunch / snacks
bear spray
hat / toque and or gloves
non-cotton clothing
extra warm layers
Kananaskis Conservation Pass
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
a sit-upon for lunch
hiking poles
dry shirt for lunch if it's a cool day
toilet paper (& garbage bag)
sunglasses / sunscreen
camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:NOTE: As of June 1st 2021, 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 (try this first) or go straight towards the Sibbald Lake Day Use Area. Either lot is fine - we will meet on the gravel patch the fork between the two roads at 9 a.m. as we have to back-track to get to the trail. Google has a very good map if you use the satellite view.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
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 $25.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, June 13, 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:

- 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:
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