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Brew Hut Trail Work · Sat. Sep. 24th - Sun. Sep. 25th
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 24th
End: Sunday, Sep. 25th
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room
New to the club and looking to check out one of our huts? Been borrowing gear all year but never got around to do a work hike? Looking to do something helpful for the club? Ever wondered how trails to places become trails to places? Tired of your white collar lifestyle and looking to get your hands dirty? Come build a trail!
The fine folks in the Government have given us permission to upgrade the Roe Creek winter trail to Brew into a year round trail. This means that we need to take a bunch of saws/machetes/pruning shears/general shrubbery destroying equipment up to the trail and do some good old fashioned brush destroying and start building a proper treadway.
We'll be hacking our way through a few hundred meters of blue berry bushes making a nice clear trail (just in time for it to be snowed over) as well as hanging some trail markers.
This trip requires absolutely no skill of any type, just a small amount of fitness. Hopefully, someone with a burly, 4x4 vehicle will show up and haul tools up the road for us, so we probably won't even need to carry much stuff. We'll shred shrubs for a few hours on Saturday, then head up to the hut for some epic views and back country cocktails. Sunday, we'll head down in the morning and spend another few hours working on the trail before loading up and heading back to Vancouver.
At some point over the course of all of this I will probably do a little skiing, so if you are worried that you won't be tired enough, feel free to bring some skis to shred epic pow (or monster sun cups). This will definitely be a 'two days of carrying skis for one or two super short runs' sort of thing, so it's probably only attractive to other 'I will ski every month of the year damnit!' type people.
Since this is a trip organized by me, you're pretty much guaranteed that we'll be stopping somewhere for beers and burgers on the way back into to town, so we'll roll back into Van sometime in the evening.