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Felix Thanksgiving Scrambles (Beginner Friendly) · Sat. Oct. 12th - Mon. Oct. 14th
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Start: Saturday, Oct. 12th, 5:00 am
End: Monday, Oct. 14th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Club Room
Come celebrate Thanksgiving at the VOC's best hut!
Phelix Hut is in a gorgeous alpine valley four hours north of Vancouver. There's a lot of hiking and scrambling of various difficulties, as well as beautiful waterfalls, creeks, and lakes. I've seen some of the best stars of my life there, and made some of my best memories.
We'll head up early Saturday morning and spend the next two and a half days eating good food, drinking mulled wine, scrambling, polar-bear-swimming in the lake, and whatever else we want to do. (Last year we built a giant igloo and played cards the first day, and then scrambled the next two days when it cleared up). There will be a potluck dinner on the night of the 13th (Sunday), please bring something good to cook for that night. I'll be making Thai soup :).
The hut sleeps around 35 people, so you won't need a tent--but if you want privacy or the option of sleeping on your own schedule, you should bring one.
For equipment, you would need standard overnight backpacking gear, and a helmet if you want to scramble. (The rocks may be slippery with snow this time of year, so a helmet is a good idea even on easy scrambling terrain). For fitness--you need to be able to hike 10 kilometers uphill with an overnight pack, because that's the approach to the hut.
Here's more information about the hut, if you're curious. Otherwise, hope to see you there!