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Hanes Valley Trail · Sunday, June 7th
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Start: Sunday, Jun. 7th, 7:30 am
Pre-trip meeting: Saturday, Jun. 6th
Pre-trip meeting location: Email faff
Let's do the Hanes Valley Trail!
It's steep and rocky, with a 1300m climb for the first half of the hike, and a fair bit of scrambling. The hike is 16km long. I figure we could meet up downtown around 7:30AM on Sunday.
Here's a link to a trip report. These people did a slightly different route, and they were running, but their pictures give a feel for the terrain.
We'll swim under waterfalls, and cross mountain passes. We'll pick salmon berries (hopefully), and frolic in old-growth forests.
We'll trudge up slopes, swat at mosquitos, crawl up boulder piles, and have a communal lunch on the ridge. Only good food allowed! I'm baking apple pastries.
After lunch, we'll descend to the Grouse mountain lodge, where we can decide whether to spend $10 on the gondola like tourists, or to finish up properly with a jaunt down the BCMC trail to the parking lot.
If all goes according to plan, we'll be back to Vancouver before dark for sushi and beer.
Sign up! We'll have a blast. This is beginner friendly in the sense that there are no technical skills required. However, this trail is steep and difficult, and you'll definitely be using hands and feet together at times. Bring lots of water, as in 2.5L or more.
Anyone is welcome, but --- be fit or willing to suffer.