Today's Hiking Stats - 2018 Season
MonthMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov
Total Signups05237426705526084742110
Cancellations0140178138146188171380
Waitlisted013283184120
Hike Spots03846225344474083612160
Open Spots037113631015996470
 

Member Login
Username
Remember: Password
is case-sensitive!
Password
Remember Me
* Login Help
 Home/Calendar

   Upcoming Events
   Past Events
   Event Checklists
   Etiquette Guidelines
   Guest Waiver

 Member Info
   Member Guidelines
   Member Login
 
 
 About CWH
   General Info
   Statistics
   How You Can Help
   Become a member
   Contact Us
   
Wed, Aug 22 2018 - Opal Ridge South (View Original Event Details)

Event Coordinator(s): (To see who coordinated the hike, log in to the Member Area)
Participants:(To see who hiked, log in to the Member Area)

Write Up:
Our objective, the South Summit of Opal Ridge, towered in the hazy sky 1000 m about the Kananaskis gas station. Our large group of 11 started to walk up briskly along a small creek behind the gas station to a power line road. This allowed us to catch our breaths before starting the relentless climb up a steep trail covered with gravel, and over small rock steps and scree. In the middle, craggy section the trail braided and there were many trails. We went up a short gully, which most people didnít like, and then followed a firmer ground close to the edge of the slope on the right. We reached the summit in respectable three hours despite the heat and smoke-filled air. The peaks of the Opal Range looked impressive, rising across the verdant creek to the east. Things slowed down on descent. The gravelly trail was hard on the feet and the blazing sun with over 30 degree temperature and smoked filled air drained our energy. In the middle section, we kept more to the right, where some sliding scree allowed for faster descent. Upon return to the small creek, I and Steve enjoyed drinking the cold creek water, which was an excellent antidote for the heat, while some people preferred ice cream. While we were up the mountain, the park wardens closed the area because of bear activity. Bending under the barrier, I looked into the camera, which I noticed too late. But wearing a large hat and sun glasses, I just looked like any generic hiker. Peter Minarik



Have some photos from this event that you'd like to share in our photo album?
Please forward them to Photo Historian at photos2018@calgaryweekendhikers.com.

Please note that we prefer to receive the photos in full size as a .jpg file
However, please recognize that we will re-size the photos to below 4MB.
Therefore, if other members choose to download your photos, they will receive the photos at below 4MB.

If you have a LOT of photos, please submit up to twenty favorites (only) for a day event.
Or up to forty of your favourites for a multi-day event. Thank you.


PLEASE: send files in emails as "attachments."

DO NOT: send photos "embedded" in the email.
Thank you.




Web Site design and development by Andwa Consulting.
Copyright © 2018 - Calgary Weekend Hikers - Legal Notices