Sulphur Springs / Riverview for Legendary Ed's Belated 90th Birthday Hike - Sun, May 13 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: Paddy's Flat Camp Ground
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 13 2012  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, May 13 2012 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Jorinda
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:1
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 9 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

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


Ed's birthday hike was the first hike he had to cancel in 90 years. Join Legendary Ed, 9/10 of a century old, for his belated birthday hike.

From Paddy Flats, cross the highway and hook onto the trail heading west toward Sulphur Springs Trail. At the fork for Sulphur Springs and Elbow Valley Trails, turn right to take Sulphur Springs Trail through the forest. If you've heard that there are actual sulphur-smelling springs on this hike, forget about it. If they were there once, they're not anymore. Past where the trail crosses over Moose Mountain Road, you will be rewarded with an excellent view of several ranges. Further down, where the trail intersects Elbow Valley Trail, continue straight ahead to cross the highway and hike the Riverview Trail, where you'll find wonderful views of the river. There is no official trail from the end of Riverview back up the bank to Paddy Flats and our vehicles. A small amount of bushwhacking, patience and a sense of humour may be needed.

Est. 12 - 14 kms; 275 - 300 metre gain. Ref: Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls Gem Trek map.


Required Items to Bring:
- Good pair of hiking boots/shoes
- Lunch, snacks, water
Recommended Items to Bring:
- Gaiters
- Hiking Poles
- Icers (hopefully won't be required by then, but who knows)
- Camera
- A change of clothes (ticks will be out... blick)

How to Get There:
Event Directions: Travel West on Highway 1 (Trans Canada)to Highway 22, south. Take the exit to Bragg Creek. When you reach Bragg Creek, turn left onto Highway 22 going south. When you reach the junction with Highway 66, turn right and travel west. Park at or near the entrance to Paddy's Flat campground.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):130Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 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 $41.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.32, effective Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Notes:

- 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!