Saturday, 18 December 2010

Hike: Snowshoeing on Sat, Jan 15th at Hollyburn Mountain (at Cypress Provincial Park). Rating C3

Mokuyokai is kicking off the 2011 Outdoor Program with our annual trek up
Hollyburn Mountain at Cypress. Snow-covered trees, stunning alpine views and the
slide down are some of the reasons to experience this winter wonderland!

When: 9:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday, January 15th
Where: Hollyburn Mountain, Cypress Provincial Park
Meetup Location: 9:00am (sharp) at Vancouver Tourist Info Centre, 200 Burrard Street, or
Park Royale Shopping Centre (by White Spot) at 9:30am
Cost: Members: None / JET Alumni Association: $5 / Non-Members: $10
RSVP: by Tuesday, January 11th to Ben Leung at hike[at] Please
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member or JETAA?
2) Can you drive or do you need a lift?
3) Your phone number
4) Emergency contact: name and phone number
5) If you will meet at Vancouver Tourist Info Centre or at Park Royale Shopping

Snowshoe Rental:
You are responsible for bringing your own showshoes. If you do have access to
any you can rent from Mountain Equipment Co-op for $12/day for General Purpose
snowshoes. You need to pick them up the night before.
(Cypress Mountain rents snowshoes for $18.75/day. However, they require the
purchase of a trail pass (which we don't need) and ask their snowshoes are used
on Cypress trails only.)

Car Pooling:
We will arrange car-pooling from the Vancouver Tourist Info Centre. It works on
a first come, first serve basis. Please give your driver a minimum of $5-$10 for
gas and their time. Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it
is appreciated. If there has been recent snow, drivers should have snow tires.

Trail description: "In only a few short minutes after leaving the base area
you'll feel as though you've entered a whole different world. The trail weaves
through the heart of the woods. As you wander you'll be surrounded by a wide
variety of natural wonders. Huge, snow-covered trees, including some old-growth
standing 700 plus years such as yellow cedars or "Cypress" trees, will be your
constant companions. Along the way you will cross natural snow bridges and
glance into tree caves. Higher up on the mountain you'll be greeted by beautiful
open glades and spectacular views." –
Trail Info:

Please note that this trail has numerous steep sections. If you can do the
Squamish Chief, you can do this trail. Dress warmly as you would for
skiing/snowboarding and wear proper waterproof footwear. Bring snacks and lunch.

Mokuyokai Rating: C3
This rating system indicates the difficulty of the activity and how long it will
take. Please note that this is just a reference and the time may differ
depending on the condition and participants abilities.
A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.
B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.
C= Strenuous: You regularly exercise and want a challenge.
Time (Estimation of activity time):
1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours

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