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Black Tusk in Two Days [Beginner Friendly] · Sat. Sep. 19th - Sun. Sep. 20th
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 19th, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 20th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Sep. 17th, 5:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: BUCH D316
The Garibaldi lake area is one of the most beautiful areas accessible by a not-to-long drive from Vancouver. It features a large colorful lake, glacier views and great peaks to climb.
This trip is a beginner friendly overnight hike to Garibaldi lake, Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk. See a picture to get stoked:
More photos from last year here
You do not need to have overnight backpacking experience, although it is helpful if you have hiked a little bit before. The trail itself involves some 900 meters of elevation gain to the campsite Taylor Meadows, and 600-700m to either Panorama Ridge or Black Tusk. Depending on your physical condition this might be challenging, so be prepared for that. The good news is, that this is a beginner friendly hike, so it's not just for the super fit and experienced in the club.
We will most likely hold a pre trip meeting some days before the trip to go over equipment you will need, organize tent and cooking groups and organize the cars. If you are *sure* that you will attend, sign as committed, otherwise sign as interested. Car spaces are probably going to be the limiting factor, so be sure to tell on the signup page, if you can possibly get a hold of a car.
Edit: Pre-trip meeting is going to happend at 5.30pm on September 17. We are going to organize car groups, so it is important that you show up, or send a representative. Afterwards the related event Preparing for the Backcountry is going to take place, which is a great opportunity to learn what you should bring on this trip.
Edit: Pretrip meeting is in BUCH D316, same as the presentation afterwards.