What to Bring/Weather

What to Bring to The Outpost at Warden Rock

Mountain weather can be very unpredictable. Mornings and evenings are cool even in midsummer. It is a good idea to choose clothing that can be layered for extra warmth. You can always remove what you don’t need. We suggest the following items:

  • A complete change of clothing
  • Warm coat
  • Rain gear (oilskin slicker or waterproof slicker style, no ponchos)
  • Shirts (turtleneck or long sleeve shirt, 1 or 2 T shirts)
  • Jeans (1 or 2 pairs; riding britches as alternative)
  • Sweatshirts (1 or 2)
  • Narrow footwear (with a heel for safety, some hiking boots are suitable)
  • Comfortable shoes to wear around The Outpost
  • Slippers to wear in the lodge
  • Hat with a brim (baseball cap or cowboy hat will keep your neck dry in rainy weather)
  • Riding gloves
  • Toiletries (biodegradable recommended)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera (extra film and/or batteries) or phone with solar power charger as we have limited power on site
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Swim suit for dipping in the river!
  • Optional:  Chaps, saddle bags, fishing gear (season begins June 15 every year)
  • Riding Helmets are highly recommended.  If you choose to ride without suitable protective headgear (e.g. biking helmets or riding helmets) you must sign a release and indemnity agreement before horseback riding.  We do not rent or sell riding helmets, as we are not experts in fitting helmets. Helmets are mandatory for children under 18 years of age.

Please note that we are not licensed to sell liquor, beer or wine.  Feel free to bring in your own.

Our internet/phone is used for remote operation of our business, and in the case of emergency.  If you need to have communication with friends and family during your stay with us, (non-emergency), than please consider purchasing or renting your own satellite phone prior to your visit.  You can make arrangements at www.roadpost.ca

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If you are looking to buy western wear and tack, please visit our friends at Irvine’s, Canada’s largest Western Wear and Tack store.  You name it and they’ve got it and it is all under one roof! Just 20 minutes north of Calgary Airport on Highway 2, take the Crossfield Exit and follow the signs or shop online at www.irvines.ca  You can also visit a Lamlee’s store prior to your visit in Olds, Cochrane, Calgary and Edmonton or check them out online at  www.lammles.com for great selection in Western Wear.