Archive for March, 2012

Snowshoe This Week!

Please meet at the Cypress Bowl Ski and Snowboard Chalet this Friday, with snowshoes and backcountry passes (free)  ready to go at 9:30am.

We will enjoy a snowshoe up to Bowen Lookout which is usually about 1.5hrs return.

Carpooling will be available if you wish to meet at the Salmon House on the Hill parking lot at 9am.

Have a great snowshoe!

Check the conditions before you go at:

http://cypressmountain.com/new-conditions.asp

 

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Group Photos from Kevin!

We still had fun in the snow – despite a bit of confusion getting to the trail head (MY faulty directions- OOPS!! SORRY TEAM!)

 

Brother’s Creek March 23

The meeting place for the hike tomorrow is on Millstream road.

If you take the Taylor Way exit and turn right heading up towards the British Properties, follow the round about at the top of the hill to the left and continue up Highland Drive. Follow Highland Drive until you turn RIGHT onto Eyremount, then take a right on Milstream Road.

When we hiked the route this morning it was a winter wonderland! Lots of snow cover as we climb higher, so grippers are a MUST, poles definitely recommended!

Should be a great hike, permitting everyone has grippers for their shoes, and doesn’t mind hiking tracked out snow route! It is gorgeous in the snow covered trails!

Oliver- our trusty route scout!

 

Weather looks like it should hold up for us (minus the cold!) So come prepared for the cold, and possibly icy conditions!

*don’t forget: grippers, poles, gloves 🙂

Late Update :)

I was able to run the route we are doing tomorrow this morning, and it was very mucky!! Be prepared for lots of big puddles and mud! Wear gaiters if you have them, and poles are always helpful for balance.

We should hit right around the 2 hour mark for tomorrow, the weather forecast is below, dress for the elements!!

Weather for North Vancouver, BC

12°C | °F Thu Fri Sat Sun
Rain Chance of Snow Chance of Snow Chance of Snow
Scattered Clouds
Wind: S at 29 km/h
Humidity: 62% 10° -3° -5°

March 16

Please meet at the Lynn Canyon Cafe near the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge on Friday for a hike in the Canyon!!

from Lynn Valley Road turn right on Peters road and follow it all the way into the park. Parking is available at the Ecology Centre and we will meet undercover at the Canyon Cafe.

See you then!

Sahalee March 9 *

This week we will be hiking the Sahalee trail, for what most of you may find to be BACKWARDS! We will meet down on marine drive just in front of Eagle Harbour Elementary school. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can, and arrive early!

Directions to the trailhead-We are parking at Westport road and Marine Drive.

Take exit 4 for Woodgreen Drive towardCaulfeild Drive/Headland Drive

Turn left onto Woodgreen Dr (signs forWestport/Headland Drive/Caulfeild Drive)

Continue onto Westport Rd

Marine Dr & Westport Rd

Turn right on Marine Drive, parking is directly on the right on a gravel strip!

The work of a Red Breasted Sap Sucker on a hemlock tree along the Sahalee trail, keep your eyes peeled on Friday and see if you can spot it!!