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High Rockies Trail Work
July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The High Rockies Trail connects Goat Creek at the Banff Park boundary to Elk Pass on the Alberta B.C. boundary. It’s the westernmost section of the The Great (Trans Canada) Trail in Alberta and caters to hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. The approximately 80 km-long trail was “officially” finished before Canada’s 150th celebration in 2017, however there are a few small sections with some last bits of construction and finishing work to do.
One of those last sections is a short connector trail, where the High Rockies traverses the Pocaterra spillway dam at the northeast end of Lower Kananaskis Lake near the Canyon day use/campground areas. Alberta Parks will be doing some machine-building, and is need of volunteer help to do some hand-finishing work on this section. The level of work is moderate and will see us using hand tools like pulaskis, rakes and McCleods to finish off this section of trail.
PROJECT DATE: Saturday July 13, 2019
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP – Sign up closes at 12pm on the day prior to the event.
Meeting time: 9:30 (work day runs from 9:30am – 3 pm)
Meeting location: Canyon day use/boat launch, Lower Kananaskis Lake [map link]
What to bring: Come prepared to work all day in an outdoor environment. Dress in layers, bring rain gear, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, gloves, along with your lunch, water for the day, bear spray, and other personal gear. All of the tools and equipment will be supplied.
Volunteer Agreement Form: All volunteers working on an Alberta Parks project need to fill out this Volunteer Agreement Form. To accelerate the paperwork process, print and fill out this form prior to the work day. Please present your completed form to the AB parks staff member.
Note: Should weather not cooperate and we need to cancel, we will notify you by email around 12pm the day before the event.