Date(s) - Wed Oct 09
This amazing hike offers unparalleled views along its 4-km ridgeline. Hopefully we will also catch the larches in colour. There is one short section (about 10 steps) through a rock face with some exposure. We ascend rather than descend this section, which makes it easier. The final part of the ridge and the initial part of the descent off the ridge are steep and often slippery, especially when bone-dry, but there is no real exposure on these sections.
Feel free to join this hike even if you didn’t know Fred; if you love the mountains, you would have been a kindred spirit.
Three new things (Oct. 2)
First, if snow or weather conditions make Tent Ridge a dangerous hike for October 9, as appears likely at this point in time, then I will substitute some other safe hike. One possibility is Miner’s Peak (or Ha Ling, or both, or my “5 Peaks in a Day” (Ha Ling, Miner’s, and the 3 Bumps)). I don’t have data available at this moment, but the 5 Peaks hike would be roughly equivalent to Tent Ridge in elevation gain and distance, but less difficult overall and a much shorter drive. If even this area would be dicey because of snow or weather conditions, then I will offer a much easier local hike at a B- or C+ level. Unless the weather is atrocious on the 9th, there will be a hike, however.
Second, bring grippers, warm clothes, and a hot drink along with your lunch. Poles are recommended.
Third, I am on a cruise, with only sporadic access to wifi. Don’t worry if you don’t hear from me; I will contact everyone who responds to my hike announcement as soon as I can.
Level: A   at B pace
Trip Leader: Maryann Ayim
Distance (km): 10.5
Vertical Gain (m): 993
Max Elevation (m): 2,554
Duration (hrs): 8
Meet at 8:00 AM; Canmore Nordic Centre
Cost ($): 7
Max Participants: 10 FULL
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