Ptarmigan Cirque – C+/C level hike

Art Johnston

This event is for C+ and C level hikers.  Limit of 20 participants. Group will split into two: Art Johnston will lead one group and John Boyd will lead the other. Meet at the Highwood Pass parking (on Hwy 40) at 9:45 am (approx. 1.75 hour drive from Montgomery) in time to start hiking at 10:00am. Approx. 5km, 230m climb. … Read More

Picklejar Lakes – B2 level hike

Kyra Fisher

This event is for B2 level hikers.  Limit of 20 participants Kyra Fisher will lead one group. Gerrit Voordouw will lead a second group.. Meet at the Lantern Creek parking (on Hwy 40, south of Highwood Pass) at 9:45 am (approx. 1.75 to 2 hour drive from Montgomery) in time to start hiking at 10:00am. Remember there may be delays … Read More

Memorial Lakes – B1 level hike

Peter Kubica

This event is for B1 level hikers.  Limit of 10 participants. Meet at the Ribbon Creek parking at 9:15 am (approx. 1.25 hour drive from Montgomery) in time to start hiking at 9:30am. Approx. 15km, 590m climb to 2nd lake. If enough people are interested, option to extend to 3rd lake (Memorial is there) – 18km, 690m climb. Bring radio … Read More

Windtower – A level hike

Craig Barnstable

This event is for A level hikers.  Limit of 10 participants. Participants to drive themselves to trailhead on west side of Smith Dorrien Trail (hwy 742), 4.6km south of the Three Sisters Dam. Get there by 9:15, in time to start hiking at 9:30 am. Limited parking.  There is no biffy at the trailhead. Approx. 10km, 975m climb.  There is … Read More

Small trips by Car to be scheduled in lieu of Bus trips

  Trip options for different hiking levels will be posted on Saturday, Aug. 15 for hikes on Thursday, Aug. 20.  You can register for the one you like and drive to the trailhead.  See details on email sent May 28. Trips planned so far: A – Mist Ridge (8/9 hr hike) – Keith Bagnall     Please contact Barb Brunton … Read More

Small trips by Car to be scheduled in lieu of Bus trips

  Trip options for different hiking levels will be posted on Saturday, Aug. 22 for hikes on Thursday, Aug. 27.  You can register for the one you like and drive to the trailhead.  See details on email sent May 28. Trips planned so far: A – Bryant Lake – Greg McKenzie     Please contact Barb Brunton to lead other … Read More

Special Bus Trip #1: Bow Lake Sept. 3, 2020

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $30 (long drive), plus $7 if you don’t have a Park Pass. NB! COVID 19 rules in force. Seating limited to 30 on each coach. Masks must be worn throughout the time on the bus. No access to coach washroom except in emergencies. Other requirements will be announced the week before departure. Bus … Read More

Special Bus Trip #2: Helen Lake Sept. 3, 2020 ***EARLY DEPARTURE

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $30 (long drive), plus $7 if you don’t have a Park Pass. NB! COVID 19 rules in force. Seating limited to 30 on each coach. Masks must be worn throughout the time on the bus. No access to coach washroom except in emergencies. Other requirements will be announced the week before departure. Bus … Read More

Glenbow Ranch – Carpool – 10:00am

Arrange your own carpools or drive yourself to Glenbow Ranch, off Hwy 1a East of Cochrane.  See map at: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/glenbow-ranch-pp/ Meet in parking lot at 10:00am and sign in with day-leader for this event. Lots of hiking trails of varying length above the Bow River with great mountain views. Map of hiking trails available at: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/123423/glenbow_ranch_pp_-_park_map_with_trails.pdf Trail Report at: https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/glenbow-ranch-pp/information-facilities/trail-report/ No signup required … Read More

Brown-Lowery carpool hike – 10:00 start

Arrange your own carpools or drive yourself to Brown Lowery Provincial Park  Meet in parking lot at 10:00am and sign in with day-leader for this event. Lots of hiking trails of varying length in the forest.  See trail map: https://www.albertaparks.ca/media/6496155/brown-lowery-trail-map_600x600_-x25.pdf No signup required  

Banff / Lake Minnewanka

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM,  Montgomery at 8:15 BB: Banff Bus Station Bus dropoff/pickups: Banff Bus Station, Lake Minnewanka parking  

Drumheller Area

Glen Campbell

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM, and Montgomery at 8:15. BB & Pickup: Badlands Community Centre or Royal Tyrell Museum Bus dropoff/pickups: Badlands Community Centre; Royal Tyrell Museum; Horsethief Canyon – bus stays at Horsethief Canyon 4 hours hiking time

Canmore and Area

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM, and Montgomery at 8:15. BB: Canmore Visitors Centre Bus dropoffs: Cougar Creek, Grassi Lakes  Pickups: downtown (Legion), Cougar Creek

Sheep River (Entrance Ridges, Long Prairie Ridge)

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM,  Montgomery at 8:15, and Sheep River Library in Turner Valley 9:15. BB & Pickup: Turner Valley Library Bus dropoff/pickups: K-Country Boundary, Sheep Ranger Station, Turner Valley Library 4.5 hours hiking time

Sheep River (High Noon Hills) and Turner Valley

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM,  Montgomery at 8:15, and Sheep River Library in Turner Valley 9:15. BB & Pickup: Turner Valley Library Bus dropoff/pickups: Macabee Creek, Turner Valley Library; bus stays at Sheep Station 4 hours hiking time

Bow Valley PP, Yamnuska

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM, and Montgomery at 8:15. BB at trailhead. Short hiking time: 4.5 hours Bus dropoff/pickups: Yamnuski trailhead, BVPP- Middle Lake parking (bus stays at Middle Lake)    

Whaleback – Long Drive / Late Return

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus pickup times: Rosemont 8:00 am, Montgomery 8:15 am Bus Fare: $25 due to long drive. BB – Chain Lakes Provincial Park Two Drop offs – One at north end on HGWY 22, other via A7 ranch road along north side of the Old Man River to a small clearing beside Bob Creek.   … Read More

Sibbald area

Bus Coordinator: Greg McKenzie, ggmckenzie@shaw.ca, 403-286-3547 Bus Fare $20 Bus departing from Rosemont at 8AM,  Montgomery at 8:15, and Sheep River Library in Turner Valley 9:15. Bus dropoff/pickups: Pinetop Recreation area, Sibbald Lake Day use; bus stays at Sibbald Lake 4.5 hours hiking time

Spencer Creek / Sparrowhawk Tarns

Bus pickup times: Rosemont 8AM, Montgomery 8:15 AM BB Mt. Kidd Dropoff at Spencer Creek; bus to remain at Sparrowhawk Parking Here is a link to a description of the High Rockies Trail http://kananaskistrails.com/high-rockies-trail/