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Larches on Mount Frosty (beginner friendly) · Sat. Oct. 5th - Sun. Oct. 6th
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Start: Saturday, Oct. 5th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Oct. 6th, 6:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7:15 am
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
Every autumn, the larches in Manning Provincial Park turn gold and shed their needles. It's beautiful and I'd love to go out and see them. You can see some pictures in this trip report: https://www.ubc-voc.com/2018/10/02/quest-for-the-golden-larches
The plan is to leave Vancouver bright and early Saturday morning and drive ~3 hours to Manning. Then we'll hike 7km to Frosty Creek, which is $5 to camp at, quickly setting up camp and ditching our overnight supplies. We'll then hike up Mt Frosty and gawk at the larches before returning to Frosty creek making for a total of 1150m elevation gain and 15km on Saturday. On Sunday, we'll head down and hopefully make it back to Vancouver by mid-afternoon. The summitting of Frosty can also be done on Sunday instead depending on what people want. Since this is early October, plenty of layers and possibly microspikes will be required.
While this is beginner friendly, you should be comfortable with at least one long day of hiking with large elevation gain. However, if you've never camped before, I'm more than happy to show you everything.