Update On NVRC

Hi everyone. Today we received an update on the cancellation of NVRC programs….and it’s not good news.

NVRC has made the decision to cancel all spring programs that run between the end of March and the end of June. So that means no Trail Trekkers until at least July.

They are planning to update the public soon. Your leaders wanted to keep you “in the loop.”

We’ll continue to keep you posted, and pass along any information as soon as we hear it!

Your TT leaders.

Trail Trekkers Cancelled Until Further Notice

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail sent from NVRC to employees and contractors:
“The North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, together with the City and District of North Vancouver have decided that it is appropriate and necessary to close all of our Community Recreation Centres, the North Vancouver Tennis Centre and Centennial Theatre effective tomorrow; Tuesday March 17th, 2020. The facility closures are aligned with the recent recommendation from Vancouver Coastal Health Medical Health Officer in order to lower the risk of exposure and transmission of COVID-19 in our community.”

This means that our scheduled hike on Friday is now cancelled and Trail Trekkers is suspended until further notice.

We hope that this closure doesn’t last too long and that we’ll be back to our organized hikes soon!

https://www.nvrc.ca/notices-events-blog/notices/facility-closures

Stay tuned….we’ll update you as soon as we have some news.

Your leaders.

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Quarry Rock

This Friday March 20, we’ll be hiking to Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.
This is a moderate to intermediate hike with steep sections and lots of stairs. Proper footwear and poles are recommended.

We’ll hope for clear weather, so that we can enjoy a nice view of Indian Arm after our climb up the hill.

Let’s meet at 9:15 in the parking lot at Panorama Park in Deep Cove. We’ll hit the trail at 9:30.

The hike should take approximately 2 hours.

There are parking restrictions in the area and this a very popular meeting spot, might be a good idea to car pool.

See you Friday!

Lighthouse Park

This Friday March 13, we’ll be exploring the trails of Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.

It’s a moderate hike with some rooty sections, hopefully some nice ocean views too!

To get there, take Marine Drive in West Vancouver to Beacon Lane. Follow the signs marked “Lighthouse Park”, then follow Beacon Lane south to the parking lot, where we’ll meet.

As usual we’ll count Trekkers at 9:15 and start hiking at 9:30. The hike will probably take just under two hours.

See you Friday!

Meet at Inter-River

This Friday March 6, we’ll be hiking the Richard Juryn/Old Lillooet Loop from Inter-River Park.

To get there, take Lillooet Road up the hill past the exit for Capilano University, then turn left at the Inter River Park sign (before the stables). Turn left again for the lower parking lot.

We’ll meet in the lower parking lot, look for your leaders by the washrooms.
Please be there by 9:15, we’ll start hiking at 9:30.

This is a moderate hike with some rooty sections. We should be finished the hike and back at the parking lot by 11:29.

See you Friday!

Meet At Delbrook

This Friday February 28, we’ll be hiking the Mosquito Creek area trails.
Meet your leaders at the Delbrook Rec.Centre, outside the main entrance  at 9:15. We’ll be ready to hike at 9:30.

It’s an easy to moderate hike with some stairs. The hike should take about two hours, we’ll return to Delbrook around 11:30.

See you Friday!

Whyte Lake….and a few words from your leaders..

Friday Feb.21, we’ll be hiking to Whyte Lake from the trailhead on Westport Road.

To get to the trailhead, take exit 4 from highway 1 then turn left onto Westport Road. Go straight at the 4 way stop, then follow Westport Road under the highway until you come to a small gravel parking area on the right side (adjacent to the Hwy.1 eastbound lanes).

The hike is considered intermediate with some steep sections. Proper footwear and poles are recommended.
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Please be at the trailhead at 9:15 and we’ll hit the trail at 9:30, returning around 11:30.…see you then!

Recently, Trekkers have been telling your leaders that we are setting the pace too fast, or that the “lead” leader is going too fast. We have discussed this and thought we would remind you that there is always a leader designated as a “sweep”. The sweep is there to ensure that everyone finds their way on the trail, as well as to accompany those who aren’t comfortable with a faster pace. We are in constant voice contact by radio and try to accommodate the various fitness levels and expectations of the group. We will always take short breaks to “Mind The Gap”.