The destination for this trip will depend on current weather and snow conditions and highway conditions. The intended destination, depending on weather, snow conditions and availability of vehicles (snow tires required) will be Windy Joe Mountain in Manning Provincial Park. This is a fairly strenuous hike with up to 16 km return with 500 metres elevation gain. You need to be in good physical condition and this should not be your first snowshoe trip of the year. Dress for changeable, cold and possibly damp weather (several layers are better than one heavy jacket) including water-resistant pants/leggings and footwear; if it's sunny, good UV-protective sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended. Bring a lunch and warm beverage.
If you don't have your own snowshoes, we recommend renting from MEC. Difficulty rating C6. Pre-registration is required - contact Bill Kinkaid.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP IS WEATHER DEPENDENT, AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED, MOVED OR CANCELLED IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER OR SNOW CONDITIONS.