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Beginner Friendly Hanes Valley Dayhike · Sunday, November 23rd

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Organized by: Tom Curran.

Start: Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 6:00 am
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 19th, 5:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: VOC Clubroom MAP


I've always enjoyed traverses (trips that start in one location and end in another), and ever since hearing about the Lynn-Hanes Valley Trail, I've wanted to give it a try. 

The current plan is to head up to Lynn creek early Sunday morning (start hiking before 7AM, thus meet downtown to catch a bus before 6AM) and then hike for a few hours (however long it takes us to hike 18km) and end up on top of Grouse Mountain and then take the gondola down. 

Please note that, depending on weather and current conditions on Grouse Mountain, we may do a different hike on the North Shore, likely at a lower elevation. The trip will still be transit accessible.

Conveniently we can take buses to and from the start and end of the trail so we won't be limited by number of car spots AND it's a great opportunity to use your bus pass for something more enjoyable than the b-line. If the timing works out on the way back, we might even take the Seabus, a small ferry that is free with a U-Pass.

I'm calling this beginner friendly for now as I'm willing to take anyone that's stoked enough to do this; however, I can't promise it'll be a walk in the park. Some level of fitness would be ideal as it will be a longish day of hiking, and some level of comfort manoeuvring around boulders would also be good.  

There may also be some snow at higher elevations, so we will likely end by hiking through some snow (~ 1 foot, possibly) on Grouse.

More details on the hike can be found here and here!

Other notes: Hiking boots are mandatory. Gaiters are strongly recommended. All of the gear you would need for this trip can be rented from the VOC. More details will be posted closer to the date.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me ([email protected]). The description and pictures here were shamelessly reused from Tianna's trip in October.

Posted: 2014-11-17 11:50:38
Last modified: 2014-11-17 13:51:47