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September, 2019

Sunday
1
Heritage Park gravel parking lot, under the big "H"
8:00 AM
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Event Name: Hike Cat Creek Hills (Highwood Junction Area)
Event Coordinator: Bob Wilson

Trail Distance: 9.5 km return
Elevation Gain: 410 metres
Event Difficulty Level: moderate overall but with some steep sections
Possible hazards: Some dead tree branches, a few logs to hop over, bears active in the area
Driving Distance: 230 km return
Description: This rewarding hike ends with outstanding views on a hill covered in flowers! Below one can see the Highwood River Valley, and to one side, the intriguing Junction Hill summit. We also get to pass an old coal mine. A hiking pole is recommended for use on the steeper sections, for those with knee issues.
Event Trailhead: Cat Creek Parking Lot, approx 7 km north of Highwood Junction on Highway 40
Monday
2
Labour Day
Tuesday
10
Calgary Co-op 10th & 10th
7:00 PM
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CSC Monthly council meeting 7:00 pm,


Cheque signing at 6:30
Sunday
15
Pearce Estate Fish Hatchery parking (https://goo.gl/maps/xv3LAr1mDibeUziCA)
10:00 AM
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We meet in the parking lot for the Sam Livingstone fish hatchery to follow the Bow to Fish Creek Park. Lunch by Annie‘s Cafe (BYO lunch or buy it at Annie‘s) before we return, still mostly on pathway - we need to detour (on quiet residential streets) in Mountain Park & Douglasdale around some valley escarpment repair - via a somewhat different route. Great views of City scenes on this 50 km route, some significant hills but mostly flat. Pace will be relaxed - we rest at tops of ascents, stop for photos - averaging overall 15-20 kph.
Sunday
22
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot Look for the white Ford Explorer
8:00 AM
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Description: The trail, steep enough to make you sweat, leads to a beautiful jade lake under Mt. Sarrail. Also known are grizzlies who frequent the trail and lake area.

We will follow the Upper Lake Kananaski Lake trail clockwise along the south shore. You undulate in and out of every indentation and in 1.2 kilometers, just beyond the Sarrail Creek bridge and waterfall, we will turn left at the junction onto Rawson Lake Trail.

Almost straighaway, you‘re into zigzags, climbing through musty old spruce forest. The gradient eases half a kilometer before the lake and it‘s here you encounter a broadwalk. Near the outlet we will hop down a paved side trail for the classic viewpoint of the lake backdropped by the vertical east face of Mt. Sarrail.

The main trail continues along the southeast shore below a line of cliffs, en route passing a biffy. Officially, it ends half-way along the lake in a strip of meadow with interpretive signs. Some of you may recognize the sign as coming from the decommissioned King Creek Interpretive Trail.

Short Day Hike / Moderate - A relaxed pace with breaks. For those with little hiking experience and in fair physical condition.

Distance: 3.9 Kilometers to Lake from Trailhead

Height Gain: 305 Meters (1000 Feet)

High Point: 2027 Meters (6650 Feet)

Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s). We will meet in the north parking lot at Edworthy Park

Travel Distance: 143.1 Kilometers One Way (1 Hour and 54 Minutes)

Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at ldavidson@telus.net or (403) 283-7386. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953.

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend
Monday
23
Autumnal Equinox
Monday
23
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TO BE RESCHEDULED IN Fall 2020 subject to interest- watch for listing or interest survey next year.
Are you interested in a lodge based hiking trip near the Okanagan? Cathedral Lodge in Cathedral Provincial Park. Fall larches. Break up the drive with wine tasting in the Okanagon.
Estimated cost $563+ tax, before any Ski Club subsidy.
Thursday
26
(https://goo.gl/maps/mKDCBGAvrNAPdfCr6)
6:30 PM
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While the weather‘s still summery, let‘s try the food & brews at our local Dandy Brewing Company, one of 3 recommended brewpubs in Avenue Magazine‘s 2019 listing of Calgary‘s Best Restaurants. It‘s said that even non-beer drinkers would come here to try food such as welsh rarebit, crispy octopus, citra hop-cured trout or beef tongue kohlrabi rolls. There are desserts to choose too.
Note that participation is capped at 10.
Saturday
28
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot
8:00 AM
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Description: Grotto Mountain is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley, across from Canmore. It is a popular hiking spot among locals and is home to the Rat‘s Nest Cave. The mountain was name for a grotto-like cave within it.

Ten minutes from the town of Canmore, Grotto Canyon can only be accessed by foot. We will take the trail from the Grotto Mountain day use parking lot and walk about a kilometer to get to the narrow walled creek-bed, which twists and turns for another kilometer. As the smooth limestone walls get steeper and steeper, you‘ll come upon a fork in the creek bed, along with natural rock formations such as Hoodoos. When we head right, it will take us to a glistening waterfall. If you look carefully, just before the fall on the left at eye level, you will see Hopi pictographs, painted some 500 to 1000 years ago.

Elevation Gain: 2,706 Meters

Distance: 9 Kilometers Return

Rocky Footing, Easy Pace

Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before to arrange for car pooling. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s). We will meet in the north corner of North Edworthy Park.

Travel Distance: 80 Kilometers One Way

Event Coordinator: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at ldavidson@telus.net or (403) 283-7386. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 803-2953.

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to ‘try us out‘ on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver (https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf) and bring it with you and provide to the trip leader.
Sunday
29
Granary Road Market (https://g.page/granary-road-public-market?share)
11:00 AM
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A scenic foothills ride on quiet, country pavement. We ride past country estates, get long views to the S (valleys, hills), W (hills, mountains), N (hills, City skyline) & E (hills, valleys). We climb (on foot? by bike?) some hills (353 metres) to get those views & to visit the Leighton Centre for lunch (BYO) before a long, fast-as-you-want descent back to our start at Granary Road Market. 25 km loop: you have time to shop at the GR Market.
Monday
30
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)