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N Shore Ski Exploration, the Haynes loop · Sunday, January 15th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning, this trip has been cancelled : The recent rain and no snow, still keen on some N.Shore exploration this winter though
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Start: Sunday, Jan. 15th
Pre-trip meeting location: No Pre Trip, we'll sort it by email.
We're lucky enough to have some very dramatic terrain on our doorstep.
I'm proposing that we ski the 'Haynes Loop'. We start out at the Lynn Headwaters Park and ski up Lynn Valley as far as the Haynes Valley. There, we'll travel up Haynes valley to the Crown Pass and cotinue to the Grouse ski area via Little Goat, Dam etc.
Ideally, from there we'll ski down to Mountain Highway using the forestry/grouse construction road that the mountain bike trails start from. However, there may be some access issues and this would need to be reconsidered if we can't get permission from the landowners. If we don't do this route, there are stacks of other N Shore options to explore. It might be a better trip to do it the other way around, certainly harder skiing - I'll do some homework..
This should be a single day with an early start. Given that there is little public transit in the small hours, the group is encouraged to stay the night before at the Lines-Breckenridge hut on Dyck Rd, just off Mountain Highway, perhaps a potluck too? We can set off from here on foot/ski in the morning. Alternatively, if you can get to the house for an alpine start, then that is OK too.
The trip size is limited due to space at our house, hazardous terrain and a need to move efficiently to get it done in a day. I dont know how hard the skiing will be, but I'm going to estimate that it will be tight and technical in most places and wont be a beginner trip for the same reasons as before.
Should be fun!