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BIPOC of Alberta and BC, let’s connect! The hut is on the BC side but closer to AB, however BC folks can totally join too! This event is open to CTT paying Members at this time. It’ll open up to all BIPOC in a couple of days. We’ll announce this on IG and Facebook. 

We would like to once again extend our time together. With the help of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Edmonton Section we will spending the weekend of July 22-24, 2022 at the Stanley Mitchell Hut.

We ask our allies to allow BIPOC members only to register for this event. Thank you! We love our allies, friends, and partners, but we have very limited spots and want to give BIPOC the opportunity to experience this.

This event has very limited spots so please register ASAP. Waiver must be signed at the time of registration.

Cost includes all backcountry permits and the cost of renting the entire hut for 2 days.

July 13th: 7:00pm pre-trip online meeting with ACC volunteers

July 22nd:

5 am – Bus picks up Edmonton participants (time can change)

8:30 am- Bus picks up Calgary participants (time can change)

(Participants have the option to drive there as well. Bus capacity is limited and will be first come first serve. Register early to to guarantee yourself a spot on the bus)

12pm- Start the hike up to Stanley Mitchell Hut (time can change)

Trail:

Trailhead location: 21 km west of Lake Louise, AB / 3.7 km east of Field, BC

Hiking distance: 11 km / 7 miles

Elevation gain: 520 m / 1700 ft

Approximate time: 3-4 hours

The two common approaches to the Stanley Mitchell Hut are the Little Yoho Valley Trail and the Iceline Trail.Both originate at the Takakkaw Falls parking lot and follow well-developed National Park trail systems. It is more common to approach the hut on the former trail, and to hike the Iceline on the descent, to avoid the immediate gruelling uphill of this trail. Descending the Iceline allows you to hike toward, rather than away from, the spectacular scenery surrounding the trail. You will end up about 1 km from your car if you approach the hut on the Little Yoho Valley trail and descend the Iceline trail.

WE WILL BE GOING THE PACE OF THE SLOWEST HIKER! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO STAY WITH THE GROUP.

July 23rd:

Spend the day hiking around the Stanley Mitchell Hut (Kiwetinok Lake, the highest lake in Canada) and/or Relax and enjoy the scenery from the Hut.

July 24th:

Wake up, have breakfast, clean up and head back down.

Staying in a backcountry hut is a shared, rustic experience. Sleeping, kitchen and living areas are communal, and foam mattresses, cooking and eating utensils are provided. Guests area expected to bring their own sleeping bags, food and personal items.

Guests must provide their own food for the weekend: 2xBreakfast, 3xlunch, 2x dinner and snacks.

Sleeping bag, hiking backpack (35-45 L) can be made available if you do not have your own. A detailed list of what to bring will be provided. Please do not let transportation and gear be your barriers, we will try our best to assist in any way possible to make the trip happen. Email alberta@colourthetrails.com with any questions.

Please do not buy multiple tickets or share the link during members only access, as we would love to provide fair opportunity to all community members.

Commitment is essential to keep the event fun and accessible, if you cannot make it, please give a 1 week notice so that your spot can be given to another person who may want to join. Last minute cancellation is a lost spot for someone else.

Video from the last year similar trip to Bow Hut:

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Please note: each participant will be responsible for getting to this event. You can organize carpooling through our Private Facebook Group: Colour the Trails Alberta | Facebook. If you are carpooling with someone, please make sure to chip in for gas/parking.

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IMPORTANT:

All participants must be double vaccinated and show proof of vaccination in order to participate in this event.

If you are feeling any flu-like symptoms or symptoms associated to COVID-19, have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with Covid-19 or have been told to isolate by Public Health before the event, please let us know and stay home.

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Photo & Video Release Consent:

By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any portion of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without any more compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you.Please contact info@colourthetrails.com BEFORE the event if you do not want to be photographed or on video during an event.

This event will take place the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), and Kyunaxa Nations.

July 22, 2022

Location

Stanley Mitchell Hut
Field, BC

Cost: 220

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