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Golden Ears Snow Shoeing Day Mission · Saturday, May 7th
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Start: Saturday, May. 7th, 7:00 am
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, May. 5th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
Golden Ears is a sweet 5-7hour (ascent) scramble in the summer, depending on how much snow is around it might be a little longer. This could be a longish day.
From the Golden Ears Park gate (1hour drive from Van) , it's 1.5-2hour walk up to Alder Flats, from here the trail gains 500m elevation in a couple of hours to gain the ridge line. Head up the ridge line until Panorama Ridge is gained where there is an emergency shelter. The summit is under an hour away from the hut.
There is a full route description in Matt Gunn's Scrambles guide book.
Ice axe, snow shoes, avalanche gear and a head torch are needed for this trip. Gear hours will be running on Thursday during the Pre-trip if you need any of this.
The Wiki has gear lists of what you'll need, logically combine the ski/scrambling day trip lists to work out what is a good idea to bring. If you're still wondering send me an email.