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URGENT NOTICE - Hwy.742 - - SPRAY LAKES ROAD - - - CONSTRUCTION WORK will cause Long Delays
from July 3rd to Aug. 31st, 2018 / Updated July 15
. . . . ALERT ROAD CLOSURES Whiteman Gap above Grassi Lakes.
UPDATE July 7th: confirmed that on-site work will begin on July 16th.
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Wednesday July 25 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike A Lake Louise / Devil’s Thumb 10 km 738 m 2,458 m 8-9 hrs # 12
07:00 am $ 10 One short (about 8 steps) rock band and one steep rubbly hillside (about 100 m) at the base of the summit ridge which can be very slippery, especially on the descent Maryann Ayim
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Hike   FULL A Memorial Lakes/from Ribbon Creek Trailhead 17 km 750 m 2200 m 8.5 hrs #12
8:30 am $7 Trail from Ribbon Creek still damaged. Some areas have ropes to assist or can just bypass. We will go to the third top lakes up scree to see memorial.
Link to Kananaskis Trail Finder
Bill Rowe
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Hike   FULL B+ at a slow, steady pace Birdwood Lakes/Smuts Pass 14.6 km 497 m 2,340 m 10 hrs # 12
7:30 am $7 Much of the trail is rugged including muddy sections, snow (bring grippers), and avalanche debris. The final 1+ km. to the first lake is very steep. Julia Hall & Linda Korsbrek
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Hike   FULL B Spray Road / Sparrowhawk Tarns 12 km 700 m 2,400 m 6-7 hrs # 15
08:00 am $ 6 Kevin McCormick
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Hike   FULL B Helen Lake and Ridge Beyond 14 km 650 m m 8 hrs # 15
07:45 am $12 Glenda Waddingham
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Hike C plus Yoho NP West Boundary:
Wapta Falls: West and East Viewpoints
11 km 230 m 1,600 m 9-10 hrs #14
8:00 am $15 Two very different views of the falls. We will go straight to the Beaverfoot Forest road (similar to Spray) from the turn-round underpass and hike to the west viewpoint outside the NP first. Then drive back to the highway, drive east to the NP access and hike to the east viewpoint on the way home. Geoff Williams
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Hike C+ Jumping Pound loop 10 km 300m, 450m cumulative 1433 m 6 hrs #15
8:30 am $10 Margaret and Menno Froese
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Hike D Ribbon Creek, Kananaskis 5-6 km 100 m m 5 hrs #15
10:00 am $7 Notes: Marilyn Croll
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Wednesday August 01 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike A @ B pace North & South Buller Loop 17 km 900 m m 8 hrs # 15
8 am $ 6 walk through the meadow connecting the two passes, some steep sections but no scrambling Ed Neufeld
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Hike B Kananaskis / South Mist Hills circuit 11 km 800 m 2,457 m 8 hrs # 12
8:00 am $ 14 Wildflowers! Bring bear spray Martin Hall
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Hike B Windy Point/Wind Valley 11.5 km 560 m 1950 m 5 hrs #15
9:00 am $2 creek crossing on fallen trees Frank McIntyre
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Hike C Stanley Glacier/Kootenay N.P. 4.5 km one way 400 m 1950 m 6 hrs #12
9:15 am $7 Notes: Maureen Martel
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Wednesday August 8 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike A @ B pace Porcupine Ridge 9 km 654 m 2059 m 8 hrs #12
8:00 am $5 Will move at moderate(guide)pace. This is a very strenuous hike, steep pitches, steady undulating up, some scrambling with minimum exposure. Larry Clark
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Hike B+ Piggy Plus, off the Smith Dorrien Road 15 km 700 m m 7 hrs #12
8:00 am $7 hike to the ridge for a close up view of French and Robertson Glacier,​ no scrambling Ed Neufeld
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THURSDAY Aug 09      -       HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR
SOCIAL EVENT All Welcome @ Seniors Centre
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Monday August 13 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike B Picklejar Lakes/South of Highwood Pass 9 km 442 m m 7-8 hrs #12
8:00 am $ 12 The steep part of the trail may be re-configured by this point. Four pretty lakes with the Highwood range as the backdrop. This hike is southeast of Highwood Pass Susan Dorion
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Wednesday August 15 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike A minus
Pace: Up slow, Down B
Yoho West End / Upper Hunter Lookout 12 km 900 m 1,800 m 10 hrs # 12
8 am $ 15 Sustained steep descents, not for the "faint-of-knee".
One deadfall tangle currently needs climbing over on upper trail, (small saw, axe, pruners would help ease passage).
Geoff Williams
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THURSDAY Sept 06      -       HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR
SOCIAL EVENT All Welcome @ Seniors Centre
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Tuesday Sept 11 to 13

Mature Movement Rock Climbing Course All @ Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Canmore
details here Poster

Min 3
TBA $715 + GST Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
Wednesday September 12 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike w Scrambling B+ Slow Canmore Whiteman Gap to EEOR TBA km m m 8 hrs # 10
8:30 am $ 3 This hike moved from August to avoid road construction
Steep. A few exposed spots. Some rockbands require scrambling. Part of group could rest at meadow while others go to summit.
Geoff Williams
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Friday Oct 26      -       END OF SEASON POTLUCK AND SLIDE-SHOW
SOCIAL EVENT All Welcome @ Seniors Centre
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Wednesday July 04 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike   FULL B Banff NP / Moose Meadows to Ink Pots 12 km 400 m m 6.5 hrs # 12
08:30 am $ 7 Susan Dorion
Hike
substitution
B Galatea Lakes 17 km 670 m 2,220 m 7-8 hrs 2x15
8 am $ 7 NOTE: This hike replaces Burstall to avoid Road-work delays at Whiteman Gap. Will split group if over 15. David Colpitts
Hike FULL - Cancelled C Whiteman Gap Goat Creek parking / High Rockies Trail south to Spray Lakes Reservoir 12 km 150 m na m 6 hrs # 12
08:30 am $ 3 Cancelled due to high water in some of the crossings substitute urban hike in Canmore Margaret and Menno Froese
Hike
with photo stops
C @ Guides' pace Yoho NP Takakkaw Falls / Yoho Valley bottom to Laughing Falls 10 km 170 m 1,600 m 8 hrs #14
08:30 am $13 Most of climbing in one steep section North of Pointe Lace Jct which we will take as slowly as needed.
Update July 3: Two spaces have come available. Weather clearing from West, may be a bit wet underfoot but waterfalls will be spectacular
Geoff Williams
Hike D Kananaskis Hotel area / Terrace Trail 5 km m m 6 hrs # 15
09:45 am $ 7 Gwen Craig
Thursday July 05 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike w Climb
FULL
MOVED FROM July 4
A Scramble Spray Lakes Rd / Mount Sparrowhawk 12 1,454 km m 3,178 m 8 hrs # 10
8 am $ 5 A Kane scramble. Check info at Willski.ca or bobspirco.ca Bill Rowe
FRIDAY July 06      -       HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR *** HAPPY HOUR      -      TODAY
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Wednesday July 11 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike   FULL A Buller Creek Peak 15 km 900 m 2,680 m 8 hrs # 12
8 am $ 6 easy scramble from S Buller Pass trail Patty Glover
Hike A at B pace Dead Man's Flats: Wind Ridge - Wind Valley loop 15.5 km 900 m 2,200 m 7 hrs # 12
8:00 am $ 1 This loop into the far end of the valley includes route finding with some minor exposure and bushwhacking. Also, there is a very steep down section on grass. Richard Weingardt
Hike   FULL B Rummel Lake and Pass 16 km 537 m na m 7 hrs # 12
8:00 am $ 7 hike to Rummel lake and continue through alpine meadows to Rummel Pass Ed Neufeld
Hike   FULL B Spray Lake Area / Buller South Pass 15 km 670 m 2,500 m 8 hrs # 15
9:00 am $ 6 Last 100 m Elevation to Pass is optional as it is steep with loose rock Frank McIntyre
Hike Special C Spray Lake Road / Black Prince Cirque followed by a short up and over hike of new Suspension Bridge on High Rockies Trail 5.2 km 175 m 1,830 m 7 hrs # no limit
9 am $ 10 Chance to hike over new Suspension Bridge on High Rockies Trail after Black Prince Cirque Wayne Robb
Hike D Marble Canyon to Paint Pots 6 km 100 m m 6.5 hrs # 12
9:00 am $8 We will leave cars at both parking lots. Hike from Marble Canyon to the Paint Pots ride back up the hill and hike Marble Canyon Frances Robinson
Friday July 13 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Exploratory Hike B Centennial Trail to Olympic Summit and a bit beyond (Starting at Ribbon Creek Parking lot) 11 km 950 m 2457 m 8 hrs #6
8:30 am $7 steep climb to open views on ridge; we'll go as far as we wish given time constraints Fred Hall
Wednesday July 18 DistanceUphillMax ElevTotal hrsMax #
Hike A Grassi Knob 6-7 km 800 m 2,550 m hrs # 6-7
08:30 am $ 2 Start at Highline Trail, descend to Three Sisters Creek then return Clifton Potter
Hike A- @ B pace Windtower above Wind Valley on the route to West Wind Pass. 10 km 1,000 m m 7 hrs # 12
07:45 am $ 5 a few minor cliff bands, no exposure Ed Neufeld
Hike B plus Paradise Valley Giant Steps from Lake Louise 3Km up Moraine Lk Road 22 km 650 m 2,000 m 9 hrs # 15
7:00 am $ 11 Marty Davies
Hike FULL Bplus Porcupine Ridge 10 km 762 m 2,118 m 7.5 hrs # 12
8 am $ 5 Special Instr. //Some exploratory involved, if you are seeking a fast or quick trip, don't sign up. We will hike at a "Guide Pace" Larry Clark
Hike   FULL B Rae Glacier (Elbow Lake Parking Lot) about 9 km 500 m 2600 m 7 hrs #10
9:30 am $10 The trail has been washed out in several places. We will find our way though the rocky creek bed with the help of cairns and will attempt to climb up to the terminal moraine of Rae Glacier Paul and Nancy D'Agostino
Hike   FULL C plus Banff NP / Lower Bankhead parking to C-Level Cirque 10 km 455 m 1,920 m 6.5 hrs # 15
9 am ‘Sharp’ $ 3 Steady climb from Upper Bankhead.  Areas of many exposed tree roots, slippy when wet. Marilyn Wilson
Hike D Meander Plus Trail - Palliser Harvey Heights 5 km 100 m 1500 m 3-4 hrs # 15
10:00 am $ 2 A nice forest hike to Towers Jim Mullin