Midweek McQueen Moonlight Madness


Date(s) - Wed, Jan. 31, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Published: 2018-01-15 18:59:31
Leaders: Ernie Carson
Co-leader(s):
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Location:
McQueen Lake


EVENT DETAILS

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Distance3-4km
ClimbModerate-Harder
Terrain/TrailModerate
Off-trail Sections?yes
Pacesteady
Fitness/Experience Requirementsnote the listing details
Est. Duration1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Bring a lunchno
Meet-Up SpotBatchelor Hills       (Info on the 6 main meet-up locations)
Meet-Up Time6:00pm
Carpoolingyes
Vehicle Notes
Washroomsno
Registration enabledsee below        Est. Date (if not yet):
Guests Allowedcontact the event leader
Minors Allowednot this time
Dog Friendly Event?yes, but with some restrictions    (KHC's Dogs Policy)

Recommended Essentials - Hiking / Snowshoeing - Winter
REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:
  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Fire making kit (water-proof matches or lighter, fire starter or candle, waterproof container)
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition - Extra food
  • Hydration - Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation - Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection, and, toque, gloves)
  • First aid kit
  • Signalling device (whistle)
OPTIONAL ITEMS:
  • Snowshoe repair kit and duct tape
  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Navigation Aids (maps, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Communication aids (cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Emergency shelter (bivi sack, ultra-light tarp)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen, sun protection clothing, lip balm)
  • Signalling device (mirror)

Registration Information

Maximum Group Size:18Available Spaces:2
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IMPORTANT -- PLEASE REVIEW
  • KHC Guidelines and Expectations
  • Members and Guests must meet the fitness and/or experience requirements for the listed event. The Event Leader retains the right to limit registration based on these requirements, if required.
  • Guests Policy - Registration, fees, and waiver
  • KHC Minors policy
  • Smartwaiver link
  • No smoking and no alcohol during KHC outings.
  • All KHC events are group events and participants are expected to stay in touch with the leader at all time.
  • The duration of the event is an estimate so if you have an appointment to make right afterwards, consider skipping this event.
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10 thoughts on “Midweek McQueen Moonlight Madness

  • January 16, 2018 at 3:53 pm
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    I would like to bring a guest and her dog that has already signed up and paid her membership just has not received her password yet. Is this okay?

  • January 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm
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    As long as your guest has fulfilled all the requirements for registration, especially waiver, then I I have no objection.

  • January 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm
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    Hi Ernie: This looks awesome but I have only snow shoed 10 km a few times on flat to moderate hills that were stomped on. Do you think I could handle this one?

    • January 25, 2018 at 11:28 am
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      Yes, it won’t be 10km. We need some snow, but for this stomp, we will probably just go in the tracks of people that have gone before. Only about 20 minutes uphill. Nothing too strenuous. See ya there!

  • January 28, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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    Update: Sunday, January 28th: Since the snow is here and conditions look great, I have added a couple more spots to hopefully see the full moon!

  • January 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm
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    Update: Jan. 29th. I just heard Johanna Wagstaff on the radio. It is a very special moon on Wednesday, but unfortunately I don’t think it will be above the horizon for our stomp. The night outing will still be fun though. Charge up your headlamp batteries!

  • January 29, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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    I was looking forward to this hike. I am still dealing with a concussion.

  • January 31, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    Update: January 31st: Wahoo! I checked my “Skyview” app last night. According to the app, the moon will rise about 5:20pm tonight! Therefore, we may not see the Super Blue Blood Moon (that will occur at 4am or something), but clear skies willing, we could be treated to a bright, moon lit night on the snow!
    Last night at around 10pm the moon was out and beautiful, so with a little luck, this stomp should be illuminating between 6:30 and 8:30!

  • January 31, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    My apologies, I am working on a deadline and will have to view the moon from my office, argh! Enjoy the hike!

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