Grotto Canyon Ice Hike + Canmore Dinner - Sun, Jan 1 2012

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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.

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Just west of Exshaw
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jan 1 2012  11:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 1 2012 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4 hours + driving and dinner time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Jorinda
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Fragrance-Free, please - chemical & fragrance sensitivities. Thank you. :)

Grotto Canyon is one of the Rockies' least travelled ice hikes. The further you go into the canyon, the higher the cliffs around you. Ice falls rise to 28m and chances are that we'll see some ice climbers.

We will be going to Canmore for dinner at Patrino's (they offer old fashioned pizza) after the hike.

Distance: 6 - 7km
Elevation gain: 235m

You must have some kind of ice cleats or crampons to complete this hike as we will be walking on ice (no icers - no hike).

Required Items to Bring:
Water and lunch
Proper hiking boots and icers
Clothes for varying weather conditions (wind, snow)
Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
A smile :-)
Recommended Items to Bring:

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on the Trans Canada for approximately 70km to Exit 114 (Hwy. 40 north/old Seebe turnoff), travel north for approximately 3km, and at the 'T' intersection go left (west). Continue through Exshaw and approximately 1km through town park at Grotto Canyon Day Use Area (signed) which will be on your right.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):220Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:30 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $70.40 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Thursday, June 1, 2023). 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.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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