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Beginner friendly trip to Joffre lakes NOT A WEEKEND · Mon. Jun. 23rd - Tue. Jun. 24th

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Organized by: Jim Richardson.

Start: Monday, Jun. 23rd, 6:00 am
End: Tuesday, Jun. 24th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Jun. 19th, 7:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Outside clubroom MAP

Description:

So I have a friend from Australia visiting at the end of June and I want to show him some of the beautiful Canadian wilderness. If you also want to see some of the beautiful Canadian wilderness you should join too! The trip will be an overnight on Monday, Tuesday the 23rd, 24th of June because those are the dates he is here, so apologies to those who have to work. 

I've picked Joffre lakes as a destination because it is the best "bang for your buck" destination I can think of. That is, it has the best effort-to-amazing views ratio. It is a roughly 2 hour hike into the campsite, which is on the upper Joffre lakes and next to the Matier glacier. From there we can scramble up Mt. Tzil or Mt. Taylor. The whole thing is very beginner friendly, so if you want to get into hiking and see some amazing views I strongly encourage you to join :) 

I can rent a 7 person modo, and the trip will be limited to 1 car load, since I don't feel comfortable managing a group larger than that and catching up with my friend at the same time. Plus, given the non-weekend nature of the trip we probably won't get more than 1 car load anyways. 

Here's a photo of me and my dad devouring some peanut butter crackers when we did the trip last year: 

 

 

The hike up to the Matier glacier:

 

 Scramble up Mt Tzil:

 

Posted: 2014-05-26 13:40:57
Last modified: 2014-06-19 23:45:55