Taylor Lake + Dinner - Sat, Feb 11 2012

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The Basics:
Event Type:Snow Shoe
Event Location: Between Banff & Lake Louise
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Feb 11 2012  10:30 PM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 11 2012 7:25:00 AM
Event Duration:6 hours + dinner + travel time
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Jorinda
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:4
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: Yes


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

Parks reports "very low avalanche risk," and compact trails as at Feb 9/12.

Distance: 12.6km

Elevation Gain: 585m

Taylor Lake is one of the most accessible hanging valley lakes in the Bow Valley, and while the approach (heading up switchbacks up the side of the valley through forest) can be less than inspiring at times, the goal is well worth the trudgery. The trail opens up to meadow at the lake's outlet, and the north face of Mount Bell rises abruptly from the lakeshore, forming a 750m high wall. The low notch of Taylor Pass which is visible from here serves as a scrambling route into Consolation Valley. We will go to the lake, take a break/lunch at the five-site campground and return the way we came.

On the way home we'll stop for dinner at Patrino's in Canmore.


Required Items to Bring:
- Snow Shoes - Poles (with snow baskets) - Hiking boots + gaiters, or winter boots - Rentals are available, if required, at U of C Outdoor Centre. - easy to eat lunch & snack items, water or warm beverages - layered clothing!
Recommended Items to Bring:

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take highway# 1 westbound to the Taylor Lake trailhead/dayuse area approx 8km past Castle Junction. There is a new trailhead and sign on the highway - watch for a left turn lane.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):345Km
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 $110.40 (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.

If the forecast is for extremely cold temperatures the event will be either cancelled or re-scheduled.

- 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!