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Harrison trail bush bashing workhike (beginner friendly) · Sat. Sep. 12th - Sun. Sep. 13th
Warning: This is a tentative trip : because of covid, mostly
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Start: Saturday, Sep. 12th
End: Sunday, Sep. 13th
The Harrison Hut is the most spectacular VOC hut, but access has been very difficult recently because of the largest landslide in Canadian history, two gates put in by the government, and frequent closures for landslide risk and grizzly protection. The lower trail has been neglected for a couple years and is in serious need of sprucing up, especially now that walking the road is verboten. We'll drive up Saturday morning, hike in and trim the shrubbery, camp somewhere and have a nice time, trim some more shrubbery, and then return Sunday night.
COVID: We will cap the trip at two separate groups of six (so 12 total). We can work things so that car groups are also tent group, food groups, and trailwork groups, and we can camp somewhere with plenty of space for appropriate distancing. If the covid situation in BC gets much worse the trip may not happen.
This trip is a good beginner-friendly excursion. With the new gates, there will be some serious hiking involved (at last 20 km and 700 m elevation), but not too much for someone new to it. Same goes for camping. The VOC will supply gear for trail clearing, and hopefully the gear room will be open for boot/backpack rentals etc. as well.
There are also some scheduling issues with this trip, namely that it might conflict with glacier school and we are waiting on approval from the government for a trip later in the fall that might change the purpose of this one. That said, it will probably work out. Because... it will. Probably.