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Boat & Soak · Sat. May. 18th - Mon. May. 20th

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Organized by: Hannah Bates.

Start: Saturday, May. 18th, 6:00 am
End: Monday, May. 20th, 10:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, May. 16th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom or Email


Canoe->bike->hot springs trip to Pitt River Hotsprings! #getpitted  

EDIT: This trip has been POSTPONED and will no longer take place May 18th-20th due to high water levels and wind. I won't be back in Vancouver to lead it till September.


There exist some nice-looking hot springs on Pitt River, only accessible to those who paddle 28km across Pitt Lake and then bike 21km along a logging road, bringing the bikes in the canoes! The (loose) plan:

Day 1 - paddle 28km across Pitt Lake (bikes & overnight packs in the canoes), finding somewhere on the shore to camp for the night near the end of the lake.

Day 2 - dock the boats at the logging sorting facility at that end of the lake, jump on our bikes for the flat 21km ride to the hot springs, walk 5 min from the road to the hot springs - SOAK - bike back to the end of the lake, camp there or see how much paddling we can get in before camping on the shore again.

Day 3 - paddle 28km back, vow to only paddle on moving water from now on.


  • it's windy/bad weather; it's a big lake which can get big waves, and we'd make no progress if we were paddling flat water against the wind
  • we don't find enough canoes for the number of people going on this trip
  • water levels are super high, meaning the hotspring will be flooded!

*The group size is small and will stay that way, as we don't want too many people at the hotspring and I don't want too many boats on the lake. Priority goes to those with access to a canoe, and drivers.

You will need your own (mountain) bike for this trip. Kayakers welcome if they think they can fit a bike on their boat.



(Photo not mine)

Posted: 2019-04-13 20:01:24
Last modified: 2019-06-01 22:27:42