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Mel's Beginner-Friendly Snowshoe Trip · Sat. Mar. 26th - Sun. Mar. 27th
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Start: Saturday, Mar. 26th, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Mar. 27th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: None - Signup for Committed if you're going for sure
Beginner-friendly snowshoe trip to Upper Joffre Lakes. Yes, this is truer to the sense of beginner-friendly as most people know it because I have a bummed ankle. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to keep up with me, or that I'm trying to keep up with you.
We'll be building snow caves at Upper Joffre Lake since there's enough snow.
Meet at Squamish Tim Horton's (38930 Progress Way) at 7:00 AM
Elevation Gain: 400 m
Total distance: 6 km
- Parking Lot to Lower Joffre Lakes: 500 m
- Lower Joffre Lake to Middle Joffre: 4 km
- Middle Joffre to Upper Joffre: 1.5 km
Weather and driving conditions for Duffey Lake road: http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/dbc/182.html
If avalanche conditions turn out to be bad for this weekend, and/or no other drivers present themselves for this, I'll switch locations to go up Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park and we can do a day hike (since I'm not really sure if we'll find snow on it). http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/pinecone/pinecone_burke.pdf
The club gear room has snowshoes, and you should be able to borrow some ($40 deposit), if you need them, during the pre-trip meeting.
Skiers are welcome to come hang out with us. But since you will be travelling at a different pace than us, you'd need to be self sufficient from the snowshoer group.