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Meet at Cypress Lodge this Friday

This Friday July 28 we’ll meet at the lodge at the top of Cypress Mountain, follow the road all the way to the top.

We’re hiking up the Black Mountain trail to Cabin Lake.
It’s a long, steep uphill and technical downhill. We rate this hike as intermediate +.
Please wear appropriate footwear with good treads and bring your poles…and bug spray!

We’ll meet at 9:15 by the lodge. We’ll set off at 9:30. The hike should take 2 hours.

Hollyburn

This Friday we’ll be meeting at the Cypress nordic area, then hiking the trails to Hollyburn Mountain. This hike has some steep rocky sections, bring your poles. It’s an intermediate + hike.

To get to the nordic area, drive up Cypress mountain and turn right before you get to the very top. You’ll be heading toward the Hollyburn cross country area, we’ll meet by the kiosk.

Meet your leaders at 9:15, and be ready to hit the trails at 9:30.
See you then!

Hike to Dog Mountain this Friday!

This Friday July 14 we’re hiking to Dog Mountain on Mount Seymour.

We’ll meet at 9:15 at the top of Mount Seymour, in the far end of the top parking lot.

This is an intermediate+ trek with some steep sections. Sun screen and bug spray are definitely advised!

We’ll set off at 9:30, the hike should take about two hours.

Bowen Lookout

This Friday July 7, we’ll be hiking the Howe Sound Crest Trail to the Bowen Lookout.

We’ll meet at the Cypress alpine area outside the lodge (follow Cypress Mtn.road to the top parking lot).
Please be there by 9:15 with your passes, we’ll be ready to go at 9:30.

This is a moderate hike with some steep trails. Poles may be handy, also sun screen and bug spray!

We’ll return to the lodge by approximately 11:30.

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!