Monday, 15 November 2010

Hike: Sat., Oct. 16 - View largest salmon run since 1913! (Plus a short hike and visit to Harrison Hot Springs!)

When: Saturday, October 16th (8am - 8pm)
Meeting Location:
Lougheed Skytrain Station parking lot at 8am sharp
Cost:
(note: fees cover our insurance)
Members: None
JET Alumni Association: $5
Non-Members: $10
Car Pooling Fee: We'll divide it up but expect a minimum of $10.
There is also an $8.50 entrance fee to the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool (we'll try to arrange a group rate, if possible).
RSVP:
to Mike at hike[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ( [at]=@ ) by Wednesday, September 30th

During a salmon run, salmon swim back up the rivers in which they were born to spawn; imagine a river saturated with hundreds of red sockeye salmon swimming past you. The salmon run is a yearly event but this year ten times as many salmon as normal will return to spawn in the Fraser River... a total of 25 million. This is the largest run since 1913!

We can witness some of these salmon just 1.5hrs away at Weaver Creek - ranked as one of the best places to witness the run in North America.

Please join us on this special trip that Mokuyokai Member, Ben Leung, has kindly researched and organized to Weaver Creek (near Chilliwack). In addition to viewing the salmon run, we'll go for a hike, visit a hot spring and have dinner.

Brief Itinerary
:
We're meeting early at Lougheed Skytrain Station (8am) as parking spaces are limited at Weaver Creek Spawning Channel (1.5hrs from Vancouver). After viewing the spawning salmon, we will head to Bridal Falls Provincial park (0.5 hour drive) for a short 1 hour hike to Bridal Falls.  Both are quite the spectacle, so please bring your camera. Next, we will visit the Harrison Hot Springs public pool for a soak and then we will have dinner by Harrison Lake before heading back to Vancouver. We're going rain or shine!

More Information:
Weaver Creek
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sep-pmvs/projects-projets/weaver/weaver-eng.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9eDER9ueJM


Bridal Falls - hike is rated A1.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/bridalveil_falls/

Harrison Hot Springs
http://www.tourismharrison.com/page/hot_springs


What to bring:
Lunch, snacks, camera, water bottle, water-repellent jacket, sweater, swimsuit, towel, lock for locker at Harrison Hot Springs public pool (if you don't want to rent one), cash. Extra shoes are a good idea so that you do not muddy your driver's car should it rain.

Fees
(note: fees cover our insurance)
Members: None
JET Alumni Association: $5
Non-Members: $10
Car Pooling Fee: We'll divide it up but expect a minimum of $10.
There is also an $8.50 entrance fee to the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool (we'll try to arrange a group rate, if possible).

Car Pooling:

Mokuyokai arranges car-pooling on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who signed up get a lift. Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated.

RSVP
to Mike at hike[at]mokuyokai.bc.ca ( [at]=@ ) by Wednesday, September 30th
Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member, JETAA or non- member?
2) Can you drive or do you need a lift?
3) Your phone number
4) An emergency contact and emergency contact number
Thanks again, Ben, for your suggestion and research on this exciting event. I'm looking forward to it!

=============== Rating System ================
This rating system indicates the difficulty and time of the hike. Please note it is just a reference and the time may differ depending on the conditions and participant ability.

Difficulty:
A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.
B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.
C= Strenuous: If you can do the Grouse Grind, you can do this hike.

Time:
1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours

Please Note: Photos/videos may be taken at this event that may be used by the Vancouver Mokuyokai Society in connection with the activities of the Society or for promoting, publicizing or explaining the Society or its activities. These photos/videos may appear in any of the wide variety of formats and media now available and that may be available in the future, including but not limited to print, broadcast, videotape, CD-ROM, and electronic/online media.