Change of plan for this Friday!!

Due to snow and ice on the mountain trails, we’ve changed our plans for this Friday. We’ll now be hiking the trails in the Capilano Canyon.

Please be at the eastern end of Keith Road in West Van.(go east from Taylor Way, meet under the Hwy.1 overpass) by 9:15, then we’ll head up the Capilano Pacific Trail through Capilano Canyon towards Cleveland Dam.

This is an easy hike that should take approximately 2 hours.
See you there!

Follow Chartwell to the top….where it meets Eyremount and Millstream

This Friday’s (June 23) hike is in the Brothers’Creek/Lawson Creek area. We’re meeting at the trailhead at the top of Chartwell, where it meets Eyremount and Millstream in the British Properties. Car pooling might be a good idea, as parking is limited.

This is considered an intermediate hike with some steep sections and rooty, rocky areas with possible tricky footing and creek crossings.

Please wear appropriate footwear and bring your poles.

Meet your leaders at 9:15 with your passes, we’ll take a count before setting off at 9:30.

The hike will take approximately 2 hours.

Regarding the Trail Trekker punch pass…it is still available at Delbrook but staff felt that the Flex pass gives more flexibility and can be easily traced if lost. We’re told that staff at Delbrook will ensure that some punch passes are printed up and laminated.

See you Friday!

Lynn Canyon this Friday

This Friday we’ll be exploring the trails in and around Lynn Canyon.

Let’s meet at the End Of The Line Store at the corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey Roads. There should be plenty of parking in Kilmer Park, just half a block west on Dempsey.

Please be there by 9:15 so we can check passes and count hikers. We’ll be ready to hike at 9:30.

This hike is rated moderate, be prepared for several stairs.

….see you Friday!

Richard Juryn / Old Lillooet Loop

This Friday June 9, we’ll explore the Richard Juryn/Old Lillooet Loop. Meet at the trail head, near the washrooms at 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.

There’s plenty of parking in the lower parking lot, look for your leaders there.
We’ll meet at 9:15 and be ready to hike at 9:30.

This is a moderate hike with some rooty sections. Some places may be muddy if it has rained. We should be back at the parking lot by 11:30.

See you Friday!

Schedule change for this Friday!!

There’s still a lot of snow on Seymour, so we’ve decided to change our scheduled hike. We’ll now be hiking the Old Buck Trail. We’ll meet behind the library at Parkgate Shopping Centre at 9:15 (turn left at Banff Court off Mt.Seymour Road),then be ready to start hiking at 9:30.

This is an intermediate hike, there are some steep sections….(only uphill halfway!).
Please wear appropriate footwear, bring poles if you’d like.

The hike should take about 2 hours.
See you Friday!

May 26 Cypress Falls

This Friday May 26, we’re hiking in Cypress Falls Park.

To get to the Cypress Falls Trail, head along Highway 1 and take Exit 4 to Woodgreen Drive / Caulfield Drive. At the stop sign, turn right onto Woodgreen Drive and continue as the road bends to the left and heads uphill.
Turn right at the third street on your right called Woodgreen Place.

The gravel driveway at the end of the street leads to the parking lot and the trailhead.

This is a moderate to intermediate hike with some steep uphill sections.
Please arrive by 9:15 to allow us to take a head count.

The hike will commence at 9:30 and should take about 2 hours.
See you Friday!

Lynn Loop this Friday!

This Friday May 19, we’re meeting at the End Of The Line store, at the corner of Lynn Valley and Dempsey roads. We’ll be hiking the Lynn Loop via the Varley Trail through Lynn Headwaters.
This is a moderate to intermediate hike with some steep sections, up and downhill.

The road to Lynn Headwaters Park is now closed to vehicular traffic, making parking less available in the area. As well,the District has imposed a two hour parking zone on Dempsey Road.

There should be plenty of parking available in Kilmer park in the 1600 block of Dempsey.

Please be at the End Of The Line by 9:15, we’ll take a head count, then hit the trail at 9:30.

This hike may take just slightly over two hours.
See you Friday!