Autumn hike365 Sept 14th!

Hey ladies! This months Hike365 event is on Sunday Sept 14th and we are heading up to Tent Ridge in Alberta’s own Kananaskis Country!

DETAILS:

Name: Tent Ridge Horseshoe, trail head located 2 hours from Calgary.

*photos by Hike365

 

Description:

Tent Ridge Horseshoe is one of the most enjoyable ridge hikes you will ever do according to Gillean Daffern who writes our well used K-Country trail guides and never steers us wrong!

With 3 summits, and views of Tryst Lake + Mount Smuts to name a few, this hike will also hopefully see the larches with some autumn colour to them as this Alberta beauty is prevalent along the way!

We begin our hike up a grassy logging road, then quickly up and out of a cutblock.  The trail wanders through forest and comes to Monica Brook at the start of the meadows to the basin at 2.8km

We then scramble up peak 154311 over a 1.3km trek, where we will see Tryst Lake and all of K-Country’s shapeliest peaks!

More scrambling leads us to the Hub at 146308 after .8km.  Prior to that we can descend through the larches 244m to Tryst Lake if we want and ascend back to meet the trail towards the Hub where a fresh view will open up and we can see The Fist + Mt Smuts.

Hiking along the ridgeline for 1.6km will bring us to Tent Ridge after a few false tops before we reach the summit with a beautiful view of the Spray Lakes and of the ridgewalk we will have completed!

We will complete our circuit via trail #82 taking 3.6km to return down Gawby Gulch

Trail Rating: Moderate with some scrambling
Distance: 10.1km return
Elevation Gain:823m (2,700ft)
Duration: Minimum 4-5 hours return ( we are looking for girls who also want to take a lot of photos during the hike, which means our hiking time will be a bit longer )

Map: Our route begins on trail #83 using the horseshoe to connect to #82 

Trail Head Location + Directions:

Trail head is located approximately 2.25hrs from Calgary.
You can camp at Mosquito Creek Campground ( walking distance to trail head) on Friday night! Search the grounds for a vintage Boler trailer on friday night to say hi to a few of us girls!  We will be camping Saturday evening as well.

Drive west on Hwy 1 towards Canmore
Take exit 93 toward Three Sisters Parkway/Bow River Campground
Turn left onto Three Sisters Pkwy/Hwy 742
Slight right to stay on Three Sisters Pkwy/Hwy 742
Turn left at signs for Canmore Nordic Centre to stay on Hwy 742

Follow Hwy 742 as it becomes Smith Dorrien Spray Trail to signs for Mt Engadine Lodge at Mt Shark Road, turn right

Drive 1.8km along Mt Shark Road to a small parking area on the right side of the road where we will meet.

START TIME: 9am sharp!


Experience Level:
4-5hr day hike before, 600m+ elevation gain experience preferred.

Fitness Level: must be able to hike consistently at a pace allowing us to gain 823m (2,700ft) over 10.1km with minimal breaks ( a nice long lunch at a great viewpoint is always a must!)

Equipment Required: Bear Spray.  You will not be permitted to join the hike if you do not have bear spray at the trailhead.

Hopefully these larches shown here will start to have some autumn colour!


REGISTRATION

Registration opens Tuesday September 9th Please email: hike365@northbirchgrove.com with your full name, phone number, and we will send you a quick questionnaire to fill out so we can get to know each other better!

You can also expedite the process by downloading the questionnaire HERE  and sending your responses in with your registration email request!

IMPORTANT

This is a FREE hike, we are a group of girls meeting at a trail head to hike the same trail. You are responsible for your own self on the trail and we are not liable. By attending this free event you are agreeing to our terms, and must acknowledge our waiver that will be sent to your email.

You are required to email transfer a $25 deposit to hike365@northbirchgrove.com to complete your registration. This deposit will be paid back to you at the trail head. If you are unable to attend the event or cancel, your deposit is only returned to you provided we can find a girl to fill your spot.

We hope that you understand Hike365 is based on the concept of building community among women who want to meet other girls to hike with and connect in the future on our own hikes. We have a large number of girls who join the wait list for our events, but with short notice often cannot attend if someone cancels. The basis of the deposit is so that if you need to cancel, you do so within an ample timeline and we are then able to get another hike365’er out on the adventure!

Hike365 is only open to women, sorry boys!

Metsä the blue heeler will be joining us  on leash at all times  . If you want to bring your pup we love the company!  We require that your dog remains on leash at all times, and is good with other dogs + people

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