Penstock Loop - Sat, Feb 4 2012

Penstock Loop - Sat, Feb 4 2012

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:Snow Shoe
Event Location: Kananaskis, near Peter Lougheed Centre
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 4 2012  10:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 4 2012 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:3 Hours + Driving time
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to 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:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


FRAGRANCE FREE, PLEASE... chemical and fragrance sensitivities. Thanks. :)

Distance: ~9.7 km approx.
Elevation Gain: ~100 m

We'll start from the Peter Lougheed Visitors Centre and connect to the Penstock Loop trail after approx. 2 kms. The Penstock Loop snowshoe trail is well marked and crosses the Smith-Dorrien a couple of times. We will also be checking out the water pipe (penstock) to see the ice "sculptures".

Jan 26th Update: Do not believe the rumours - Penstock Loop is alive and well and re-opened to the public.

Required Items to Bring:

- Snow shoes, poles. - Rentals are available, if required, at U of C Outdoor Centre
Recommended Items to Bring:
- Lunch & Water
- Warm clothing with several layers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Hwy 1 west out of town. Go south on Hwy 40 for approx 56 km. Turn right onto the Kananaskis Lakes Trail just before the winter gate. Follow the signs to the Peter Lougheed Visitors Centre. See Peter Lougheed Map.

Ref: GemTrek's Kananaskis Lakes map.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $89.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, May 28, 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.


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

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!