Sequoia Supply Backcountry Beta (Eventbrite Link) - Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Social 
Event Location: Sequoia Supply, 3611 48 AVE SE, Calgary AB T2B 3N8 
Event Starts:   Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 06:45 PM  
Event Ends:   Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 09:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Wednesday, Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Jason Shaver

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests,  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 45
Number Registered So Far:   3 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


Register on EVENTBRITE - Tickets are FREE

Link to Event:

Come join us in our shop on Wednesday April 17, as we continue to build a backcountry community and produce networking opportunities, while aiming to provide valuable insight, provoke thought, and promote discussion.

Come anytime after 6:30pm to socialize and network - the presentations will start at 7:00pm and aim to wrap up by 9pm.


Bikepacking Tips and Trip Report:

Bikepacking is often simply a way to cover ground through interesting places, with minimal gear and creature comforts. Will (@ratliw) and Rose Ratliffe (@rinrat86) will demonstrate a full backcountry bikepacking setup used for comfortable camping and relaxed touring, including the basics and backcountry glamping additions. In addition, they will present highlights of a 5 night singletrack/trail/road tour through the Slocan in BC.

Will and Rose Ratliffe are lifelong car campers who discovered bikepacking as their kids grew. Always outdoor enthusiasts, they are now passionate year round cyclists. Both are lifelong and very active community volunteers, and Will works part time in the environmental field.

Random Camping 101:

Sara McLean (@sarapolarbearra) is an ACMG hiking guide who built up her backpacking skills by random camping in the Rockies. She loves getting back into the hard-to-reach corners of the mountains and is passionate about helping others improve their confidence in the backcountry. Sara will be discussing random camping in the Alberta Rockies - how to navigate where random camping is allowed, and how to get permits if necessary. She will also discuss Leave No Trace practices and wildlife considerations with a focus on random camping.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our participant responsibility guidelines!

*Cancellation Policy*: If a participant is unable to attend a paid course or trip, there will be no refund unless the participant finds a suitable replacement that is acceptable to the trip coordinator. Acceptable waiting list candidates will have priority. It will then be the participant's responsibility to recover funds from the replacement. If the coordinator cancels an event, participants get a refund (less any non-recoverable costs). Note that ACC National does not refund hut fees due to weather, delay, closures, or any other reasons. The Calgary Section of the ACC is a not for profit club and we only charge attendees what it costs us to provide courses or trips.

Trip Feedback
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Click here to be directed to our "Contact Us" page and contact the appropriate Chair person or the Section Chair. This is also a simple way to make your section executive aware of any praises, suggestions or problems you may have with any area of the Calgary Section of the ACC.
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Registration for this event closed on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00 AM.