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Hike the North Shore! · Saturday, March 25th

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Organized by: Matthew Palmer.

Start: Saturday, Mar. 25th, 6:00 am
End: Saturday, Mar. 25th, 8:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Mar. 22nd, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: In or near the clubroom


Are you tired of winter? Ready to take off the skis and get your hiking boots dirty? Does the thought of spring make you giddy & unable to focus? If so, this may be the trip for you!

We're going to be hiking the eastern half of the Baden-Powell trail, which traverses Vancouver's north shore from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. The half we'll be hiking (Deep Cove to Grouse Mountain) is about 24km long, and passes through lots of varied terrain and cool spots. No need to worry about requisite skills - as long as you have decent footwear, rain gear, and a bit of tenacity, you'll be fine. The hike will take all day, and is accessible by bus at both ends - we'll probably aim to take the first bus in the morning so we don't do the last few kilometers in the dark.

Lynn Canyon is about halfway down the trail, so we'll most likely stop there for lunch. Potlucks seem like the in thing to do, so if everyone wants to bring a small amount of some snack- or dessert-type item, we can share those. I've set the max number of people to 12 for now, because faff goes exponentially with group size, but if we have enough interest there's the potential for a second group to do the trail in reverse.

To summarize, here's a picture of a bridge:

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Posted: 2017-03-15 13:17:19