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Members Only: Window Mountain Lake & Mount Ward

Join us for a hike/scramble to the top of Mount Ward with stunning views of Window and Crowsnest Mountains and a stop at Window Mtn. Lake!

This hike is rated difficult as there are very steep sections on loose rock and scree, and some hands-on scrambling is involved. A helmet is recommended.

RSVP INFO: This hike is open to current Crowsnest Outdoors Society members only. Registrations from non-members will be cancelled. Please register via the Eventbrite link. Registration is capped at 12 for this hike and opens on June 24 at 8 AM. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/window-mountain-lake-mount-ward-hike-tickets-63997159226

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: http://crowsnestoutdoors.com/memberships

CODE OF CONDUCT: http://crowsnestoutdoors.com/codeofconduct

TRIP RATINGS: http://crowsnestoutdoors.com/trip-ratings

Trip Coordinator: Cole Fawcett

Difficulty Level: Difficult; scrambling involved.

Distance: 10 KM return

Elevation Gain: 850 meters

Time and Location: We will meet at our usual meet-up location of Gazebo Park across from Stone's Throw Cafe in Blairmore. Our lead and participants will arrange car pooling to the trail head for Mount Ward (which is at least a 40 minute drive on forestry road). NOTE: The road to this trail head is quite rough currently. Higher clearance vehicles are required to access the start of this hike.

Length of Trip: Expect to be out for the full day. Return time is unknown as it depends on the overall pacing of the group.

Required Equipment:
Appropriate clothing for the weather
Lunch, snacks and sufficient water
Bear spray
Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

Optional, but Recommended Equipment:
Hiking poles
First aid kit
Helmet to protect from rock fall (a bike helmet is better than nothing)

Earlier Event: June 29
Raptor Lookout (FULL)
Later Event: July 2
Saskatoon Mountain Loop