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Manning park explorations 8-9 Oct · Sat. Oct. 8th - Sun. Oct. 9th

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Start: Saturday, Oct. 8th
End: Sunday, Oct. 9th, 11:40 am

Description:
This will be a car-camping trip with two longish (~20-25k) day hikes of ~1000m vertical gain.

We will drive in on Saturday, camp at the Lightening lakes Provincial Park's campsite, and climb the highest peak in Manning - Mount Frosty (2408m). There is a stunning world class event on the ascent called "Larches are turning yellow". On Sunday we'll hike East Skyline trail and hopefully knock off two peaks on the way: Snow Camp and Lone Goat, and then will drive back to Vancouver. The trip isn't technical, but does involve a bit of quasi scrambling around Frosty, and some snow travel, for which I would recommend bringing an ice axe, and knowing how to use it. Days are getting short so a headlamp is mandatory. As is some sort of rain gear.

Posted: 2011-10-05 11:30:26
Last modified: 2011-10-12 17:27:01