view will blow you away...
are invited on Saturday day hikes, May through October, rain or
shine. Also X-country skiing from December to April, blizzard or deep freeze!
on hiking destination or skiing
destination we will meet at one of the following locations:
on 22 Avenue N.W. in front of Capital Hill Elementary School
playground, between 17 and 18 Streets N.W. (This is located 2
blocks north of 20 Avenue N.W., or 1-2 blocks east of 19 Street N.W.,
or 6 blocks north of the Centex gas station on 16 Avenue and 17
Lady of Assumption School: (7311 34 Ave. N.W.)
16 Ave. West to the Sarcee Trail junction and turn North onto 34
Ave. N.W. You can park in the parking lot of the school or if busy on
the street. Avoid parking in front of residential homes.
at Anderson LRT station on Macleod Trail South at the south end of
the parking lot.
Time (Spring - Summer):
for briefing and car pool arrangements. Latecomers may have to
take their own cars if arrangements have already been completed.
DEPART AT 8:30 AM SHARP.
am for briefing and car pool arrangements. Latecomers may have
to take their own cars if arrangements have already been
completed. WE DEPART AT 8:30 AM.
pooling. Have your car roadworthy and FILLED WITH GAS on
arrival at the meeting place and be prepared to take it. If we
enter a national park, an additional $2.00 will be paid to the
holders of the valid seasonal car pass we use. If you own a pass you
never pay even if it is not used. (Please bring your park pass if you
Pay To Driver
Lougheed, Kananaskis Lakes, Sheep, Canmore
Dorrien, Lake Louise
These are day
hikes and there is NO GUARANTEE as to what time we will return.
Please keep this in mind when you have Saturday evening
engagements. Also note that our planned hiking destinations
sometimes change depending on trail/weather conditions.
EACH PERSON IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR HIMSELF, BUT LET'S LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER.
hike choose a partner(s) who will agree to stay with you if you lag
behind or do not want to hike as far. You can always switch
partner(s) along the way if mutually agreed.
Bring a spare
set of car keys you can give to another member in your car pool so if
they get back earlier they can wait in the car.
No dogs or
pets. No smoking in cars.
National parks PROHIBIT PICKING PLANTS, PICKING UP ROCKS, ETC.
Do not litter.
in better condition than they were when you found them (i.e. pick up garbage).
Please stay on
the trails. DO NOT TAKE SHORTCUTS OR DETOUR AROUND WET AREAS,
as these actions erode new trails.
16 years must be supervised.
are welcome to join us anytime, but please inform them of the rules
and items to bring.
Tips on what
to wear and bring:
recomend walkie-talkies to stay in touch and for safety reasons when
seperated from group!
and comfortable footwear for hiking. Bring these boots/shoes in
a plastic bag so that the mud and dust that collects on them will not
soil the cars.
layers. Do not wear 100% cotton next to your skin, as it may
become sweat-soaked and be slow to dry; a long-sleeved polyester
blend shirt is best. Bring/wear a warm sweater or fleece jacket
and a windproof outer shell. Wear or bring long pants.
following link for information on: Wood Ticks.
Bring a sturdy
day pack and pack it with:
water - a
litre (more for longer hikes). Do not risk drinking from streams.
trail mix or snacks
rain gear --
if you haven't a poncho or raincoat, bring a giant garbage bag to
wear -- weather changes quickly in the mountains, and YOU WILL BE
COLD AND WET IF YOU ARE UNPREPARED! Wearing plastic bags on
your feet may help to keep your feet dry.
sun hat, sun
screen, and sunglasses - the ozone layer is thinner at higher altitudes
materials - band aids, moleskin
repellent, bear noisemakers/repellent
socks, windproof pants, extra sweatshirt
glasses, maps, wildflower and trail guides, as desired, walking stick
have tea/coffee time after our hikes to replenish body fluids and
socialize, so fill a thermos to leave in the car. We also have
post-hike potlucks on predetermined occasions.
information, contact one of: