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Elfin Lakes + Hunting for Lobsters, Chickens, and Chanterelles · Saturday, October 16th
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Start: Saturday, Oct. 16th, 7:00 am
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Oct. 14th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: zoom link: MAP
Still no day trips for next weekend... Here is one:
The plan is to leave at around 7:00am from Vancouver and first hike the Elfin lakes trail (20km round trip, 800m elevation gain). The trial has nice views and is located close to Squamish in the southern part Garibaldi provincial park. According to alltrails it should take us about 6.0 to complete this hike.
If there is time after the hike, and participants are interested, we can go bushwhacking or follow some less frequented trails around Squamish and look out for mushrooms (Lobster mushrooms and Chicken of the woods are non scientific names for some common edible mushrooms here in BC). If we are lucky, we may find some Chanterelles and if someone brings a stove we could even cook them on the trail. I will bring butter...
What gear to bring: we will need to keep an eye on the weather forecast. In any case you should be prepared to hike in light snow conditions for parts of the trail. That means you should bring solid hiking boots, ideally micro-spikes, and sufficiently many warm layers. We will discuss this in the pre-trip meeting.
The default day for this hike is Saturday. However, should the weather forecast for Sunday be significantly better, I suggest to move the hike to Sunday. This will be decided at latest in the pre-trip meeting.