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Wreck Beach Traverse (Beginner Friendly) · Saturday, February 1st

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Organized by: Roland Burton.

Start: Saturday, Feb. 1st, 10:00 am



Here's a day trip for you that doesn't require learning new skills, or renting expensive technology. The weekend weather is supposed to be pretty nice, and there may even be snow up on the mountains, but we are planning a beach traverse on Wreck Beach. It's a good time of year to do this as the beach isn't all full of naked people. Should go something like this: 10:00 meet at the Scenic Pullout on Marine Drive, walk along side of Marine Drive but in the woods E. until we hit the trail down to the beach, at the booming grounds. Then we follow various bits of trail through scratchy woods along the bank of the Fraser, and below the Scenic Pullout. We might even see the elusive Abandoned Refrigerator, the Cash Register, and the Boat Engine. Trail continues past the Gate 6 access point. Those of us who are not all used up can continue clockwise past Gate 5 (Museum, President's Palace), Gate 4 (Greene Residence), all the way to the anchor at Spanish Banks West. Somehow we will figure out a way to retrieve our car from the Scenic Lookout, perhaps by using a second car.



You should bring a lunch and something to drink, and some water-resistant clothes because there might be wet shrubberies, and sturdy shoes/boots as there will be mud. Low tide is around 13:00. Should be home around 14:00 or so, with time for a nap or studying, and it's still only Saturday.



Sounds dead simple, right? Well, last time I led such a trip I lost more than half of the participants, in fact they never even found the start and went off to do their own thing on some other beach. So if you are coming and need help getting from somewhere on Campus to the Scenic Viewpoint, definitely email me and I'll try real hard to make sure you don't get lost.


Posted: 2014-01-28 15:49:24
Last modified: 2014-01-30 19:37:25