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Winter Longhike 2019 - Snow Caves! · Sat. Feb. 2nd - Sun. Feb. 3rd

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Organized by: Luc Harvey.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 9:00 am
End: Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 3:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Woodward Theatre 1 (WOOD 1) MAP

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UPDATE:

Depending on weather, the location may change to Manning Park, likely in the Three Brothers Mountain area near Cambie creek.

Another option is the Sea to Sky Gondola backcountry near the base of Skypilot or Habrich. Nevertheless, this would likely involve each person covering the cost of the gondola ride up and down, which could range between $30 and $45 depending on the group discount.

The final trip location will be decided at the pretrip and will depend on what drivers and participants want to do (likely by show of hands).

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Always wanted to stay in a five star winter resort? Nahhhhhh..... Or just interested in practicing to survive a night in the snow if you dont have a tent? You can build your own snow castle during Winter Longhike!

The trip will involve a hike into the Seymour backcountry (or another location yet to be determined) where you can build your own snow cave for the night followed by dinner, singing, and generally staying warm. We will hike out the next morning. This is a beginner friendly trip so people that are new to the club and winter activities are more than welcome. Trip is suitable for skiers or snowshoers

Note that we are in the Backcountry and that you will be responsible to stay with the group, bring some warm (dry) clothes and shovel/sleeping gear. Details about what to bring will be discussed during the pre trip meeting (Woodward Theatre 1 - WOOD 1).

You can find some inspiration about how to build a snow cave here and here. Make sure to bring a spare pair of gloves to keep all digits warm:-) 

Be safe and have fun!

 

Posted: 2018-11-17 20:30:27
Last modified: 2019-01-13 18:50:49