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Beginner friendly overnight to Mount Frosty · Sat. Sep. 23rd - Sun. Sep. 24th
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 23rd, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Sep. 24th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Sep. 20th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: VOC clubroom
I am hoping to recreate my first overnight backpacking trip with the VOC. In 2015 our group hiked the Mount Frosty trail in mid October to see the golden larches in Manning Park, but unfortunately all the needles had already fallen off.
The trip report can be read here: http://www.ubc-voc.com/2015/10/30/mt-frosty-hike-the-golden-carpets
For anyone who hasn't experienced golden larches, they are a deciduous species of conifer,and before their needles fall off they become a beautiful gold colour.
image borrowed from here: http://www.caminomyway.com/golden-larches-of-frosty-mountain
Our plan would be to drive out early from Vancouver, and hike in to the Frosty Mountain Wilderness camp. There is a primitive shelter here, and space for several tents. Due to the popularity of this hike in prime golden larch season, I'm hoping we can get here fairly early to secure some space! The next day we will hike up to Mount Frosty, and complete the loop back to our cars.
Fees for the trip will include $5 back country camping, and gas for your driver.
The focus of this trip is beginner friendly. I learned a lot on this trip two years ago, so I want to give back by offering this trip this year. What you can expect from me on a beginner friendly trip:
1) a pretrip meeting where I will go over logistics and offer support for anyone with questions on how to pack (and share funny stories of my previous poor packing choices)
2) I will sweep on the trip (be in the back so no one is left behind), and one or two others will be delegated to hike with the faster crowd, to ensure we generally stay together as a group
3) try to make sure everyone is having fun, and suffering is minimal!
Keep in mind, beginner friendly does not mean easy. The total hiking distance is around 27km, and 1200m of elevation gain, over two days. If you are unsure if this trip is for you, please feel free to contact me before the pre trip meeting. Advanced hikers and backpackers are encouraged to sign up also.