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Rawson Lake / Kananaskis Lakes Trail West

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
When:
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Where:
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot Look for the white Ford Explorer
51.063370,-114.149730
Calgary, AB  

Canada
Contact(s):
Lori Davidson
Category:
Hiking
Registration is required
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM
No Fee
No Fee