March Comes in Like a Lion
Up above in the mountains, the latest "weather event" is creating a massive avalanche no-go zone. Bummer. On the brighter side, this gives your executive some time to sit in front of computers, talk to each other and decide "things." One of those things is a new forum to help us all benefit from each other's knowledge and surplus gear.
Let's hope that March goes out like a lamb.
New "Gear" Forum
Maybe that Patagonia puffy jacket doesn't fit exactly right? Want to learn which In-Reach is right for you? There's a forum for that. Sell some gear and/or ask for gear advice. Post your questions and items for sale (or for free) here. (p.s. This is a Member's Only forum - yet another reason why you should join)
|Sat 5 Mar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Capilano Pacific Detour||Medium pace|
|Tue 8 Mar||Back-country Ski||Hollyburn Mtn|
|Sat 12 Mar||D Hike
|Four Brothers Mtn||Medium fast pace|
|Sat 12 Mar||Back-country Ski||Hanging Lake|
|Sat 12 Mar
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Whyte Lake via Old Helipad|
|Sat 19 Mar||Back-country Ski
|Alpen Mtn||Snowshoers welcome|
|Sat 19 Mar||A Hike
|Burnaby Mtn||Limit of 7 hikers|
|Sat 19 Mar||Snow Hike
|Elfin Lakes||Relaxed pace
Vehicles require snow tires and chains
|Sat 26 Mar||B Hike
|Mt. Galiano||Medium pace|
|Sat 26 Mar||D Hike
|Scutt Pk (Anderson Lk)||long tough day, optional car camping Friday night|
|Sat 26 Mar
|Mystery Hike TBA||Medium pace|
|Tue 29 Mar||Back-country Ski||Leader’s choice|
February's Feature Trip Report
DePencier Bluffs from Deep Cove Outlook
Led by Karen Peters
Seven of us met at Deep Cove Lookout, put on our spikes, loaded up our snowshoes and started up the Perimeter Trail. Trail conditions at the beginning were a mix of bare ground and frozen snow patches. We passed the Goldie Lake area and the first lookout without incident – meaning we did not encounter the usual caution tape, “No Trespassing” signs and Seymour Resort’s patrols trying to turn back unpaid-up hikers. Nor was there any sign of the usual groomed snowshoe trails in this particular area... read on >>
BC Parks Day Pass System Survey
Do you love or hate the day pass system? The 2020 BC Parks survey about the day pass system did not collect information about those people unsuccessful in obtaining a day pass nor those who chose not to obtain a day pass. The Friends of Garibaldi Park Society is seeking deeper insight from day pass park users. Take the survey here. It's super short and easy.
Canada Helps Restore Trans-Bhutan Trail
The Bhutan Canada Foundation, in partnership with the Tourism Council of Bhutan and others, is working to restore and reconnect a 16th-century trail. The Trans-Bhutan Project will rejuvenate 403km (250 miles) of trail from Haa in the west to Trashigang in the east. The trail connected regional fortresses, known as dzongs, and came to be symbolically important as part of the establishment of Bhutan as a nation.
The Bhutan Canada Foundation provided stimulus funding and accelerated the building of the Trail by hiring more than 900 unemployed workers in the villages along the route. The King will open the trail this month.
Thanks for reading! Tailwinds to all.