Central Alberta Mountain Club
The Central Alberta Mountain Club holds three meetings each year which are in March, April and October. Each meeting is held at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on the second Wednesday of the month and starts at 7:30 pm.
For our summer activities during our April meeting the trip coordinators will talk about the details of their trips and answer any questions. Sign-up will be open the following day by contacting the trip coordinator by email or phone (information is on the Trip Schedule). The trip coordinator will confirm if you are on the trip or put on the waitlist (typically within a week). For our winter activities this same process will happen during our October meeting with sign-up also open on the following day.
We have set up a group called Central Alberta Mountain Club on Facebook. If you would like to join this group simply search for it on Facebook and initiate a request to join the group.
Ticks are small spider-like animals (arachnids) that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. While most ticks don't cause serious health problems, it’s important to remove a tick immediately to avoid potential infection or diseases and submit it for testing. In Alberta, there is a tick surveillance program which helps to assess the Lyme disease risk to Albertans and even their pets. Click here for more information on ticks and the submit-a-tick program.
Mountain Skills and Trip Coordination Course
The next course will be held in May of 2020. The first night is in Red Deer and it covers maps and organization. The rest of the time is on the trail doing hands on training. The cost is TBA, plus two nights accomodation. You won’t find a better deal anywhere!
The club would like to significantly expand our trip schedule next year so please consider taking the course even if you only coordinate 1 trip. If we have 30 trip coordinators and each only coordinates 1 trip that’s a 30 trip schedule :) . You can coordinate any kind of trip you like including flower tours to advanced backpacks! Hope to see you there. Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 352-2468 for more information or to sign up
Trans-Canada Trail News
A new section of the Trans-Canada Trail has been built between Lacombe and Blackfalds. In Lacombe the trail starts at the research farm on the south end of the city. The trail then heads south through the picturesque Lacombe Lake area and ends on the outskirts of Blackfalds at the gravel extension of Broadway Ave. It is possible to make your way through Blackfalds on roads, trails, and sidewalks then pick up the trail south of Highway 597 and cross the Blindman River on a walking bridge that is part of the trail. It then goes through some residential acreage areas and is not well marked however you can see it on various apps and map your way.
Changes to the Club Constitution and By-Laws
New changes for 2019 see constitution