This event is for A level hikers. Limit of 12 participants.
Meet at Cave and Basin parking lot in Banff at 9:15am (approx. 1hr 25min drive from Montgomery); be ready to start walking at 9:30.
Bathroom facilities: Canmore Info Center or Central Park in Banff (turn right just before bridge).
Total distance 19km Elevation gain 900m (note: 5.3km of this is walking between the Cave & Basin meeting place and the trailhead by the gondola to start the hike).
Hike description: Switchbacks on the slopes of Sulphur Mountain provide a steady uphill hike to a summit renowned for its expansive mountain views (5.5km). At the top, enjoy the 0.5 km boardwalk along the ridge ending at Sanson Peak where the Cosmic Ray Station is located. We will take an old fire road known as the Sulphur Mountain Westside Trail (5.4 km) to Sundance Trail, ending at the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (2.6 km). You can enter the buildings at the top but will need to wear a face mask to go inside.
Expect snow/ice, so bring your microspikes/icers!
In registering for this outing, I agree to abide by the Evergreen Seniors Outdoor Club policies and safety guidelines.
Bring bear spray and radio if you have them. Don’t forget your Park Pass and Face Mask and spikes.
Our hikes will align with Alberta Health COVID-19 recommendations, which change occasionally, but can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx ; Alberta Parks Guidance related COVID-19 can be found at: https://albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/news-events/response-to-covid-19/