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Beginner Friendly Hotsprings Trip! · Sat. Oct. 18th - Sun. Oct. 19th
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning, this trip has been cancelled : Insufficient interest / cars
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Start: Saturday, Oct. 18th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Oct. 19th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Oct. 16th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Outside the clubroom
What is this terrible wet? You can’t climb, you can’t ski, what do you do? This can’t be good for anything, right? Wrong! I’ve been told that water is almost essential for hot springs. So, seeing as it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop raining for a couple of weeks, I’d like to check this myth out first hand.
I like the sound of Meager Creek, but we can discuss locations at the pre trip. Other possibilities include Keyhole, Skookumchuck, and Sloquet.
This trip will be beginner friendly in the way that you won’t be left behind and no technical soaking skills are required, but be aware that the hike in could be up to 4-5 hours depending on where we go, and although the hot springs will be “hot” it’s meant to rain all weekend. That being said, the main skill you'll really need to deal with this is a good attitude, as well as no qualms with nudity (Everyone is of course welcome to wear a bathing suit if they want, but many vocers believe that bringing one is just too much extra weight).
Here's an old trip that describes everything you'll need to bring: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Intro_to_backcountry_hotsprings_2009
Email me if you have any questions! ([email protected])