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Day Tour to Red Heather! · Sunday, November 19th
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Start: Sunday, Nov. 19th
Pre-trip meeting location: Email faff
Are you itching to tour for the first time this season? Did you just buy a setup that's just waiting to be used? Need to perfect your VOC tele turns before you ski in front of your crush? There's skinnable snow halfway down to Red Heather, which means lots of more snow up to the meadows and beyond!
Because there is so much snow at Red Heather, we will probably be doing laps there, unless the group really wants to check out Elfin Lakes. :)
More info, driving directions, etc: http://squamishhiatus.com/snowshoeing/elfin-lakes.html
For those who have never been to Elfin, it is a fantastic first tour of the season and beyond. The 22 km roundtrip trail has an elevation gain of 600 m(with the trail undulating up and down a bit) and is estimated to take 3.5-5 hours up. If the visibility holds up, we will get amazing views along the way! To Red Heather meadows, it's about half that, probably 2 hours to skin up.
For this trip, you should have skiied using backcountry ski gear before (AT, tele, etc) or a strong skiier/hiker and know how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe, or willing to learn/practice. Skis and avalanche gear are available for rent in the clubroom.
Lots more snow in the forecast means fresh powder (!!) It also means we need cars that have winter tires/chains and taking the winter route to the lake.
We will also be leaving the city early so we can make the most of the daylight. :)