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September long weekend - Harrison Trail workhike! · Sat. Aug. 30th - Mon. Sep. 1st

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Organized by: Magda Price.

Start: Saturday, Aug. 30th, 5:00 am
End: Monday, Sep. 1st

Description:

2014.8.27: Pre-trip meeting canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Will e-mail participants with organizational details.

Several VOC members have spearheaded the development of a "geologically-safe" trail to the mysterious Harrison Hut since access was cut off most recently by a massive land slide in 2010. Join the legacy of VOCers who are dedicated to establishing access to this beautiful alpine location!

 

WHEN:  Ideally leave on Friday evening, but depends on drivers. It takes ~5 hours to get to the trailhead (including picking ppl up & gas), so if we can wake up Saturday morning & just start hiking, it’s a much more relaxed day.

 

WHAT:  The trail, especially the second half, still needs lots of work to be user-friendly. We will work on the trail bed, move dirt and smooth sidehills, and install logs with rebar if needed (see before & after photo below). Gas will be covered by the club & you will be given many Cliff bars (if you want to carry them!), but remember this is a work hike, so we will be working! This is a great opportunity to contribute to the club and our outdoor community - I'm sure you'll be proud to say that you worked on building a backcountry trail for others to use!

 

WHO:  A small group (1-2 carloads of people). People who have done similar work will be useful, but no experience is required for this trip - we can all learn these things together. The key is that you feel confident in your hiking & backpacking abilities since this trail isn’t yet beginner friendly, is long (~13 km) and there is a lot of gain & loss of elevation.

Any questions? Ask them in the message board.

Pre-trip meeting is mandatory & will be Wednesday August 27, 6:30pm in the clubroom.

 before and after

 

 

Posted: 2014-08-19 12:49:05
Last modified: 2014-08-27 14:36:13