Monday, 9 July 2012

Hike up Brandywine Mtn on Saturday, July 21st. Rating C3

Join us for a spectacular hike to the top of Brandywine Mtn! On the way, we'll pass the through the beautiful Brandywine Meadows. From the top, we'll have a view of numerous other mountains and glaciers! Please see the links for a further description of the trail. Please note, there are numerous steep sections, so this hike is for experienced hikers. If you can do the Grouse Grind, you should be able to do this hike.
If the forecast calls for rain, the hike will be cancelled the day before. Please make sure you come prepared for this hike (we're not stopping on the way for food or snacks). Also, we'll have to leave a bit earlier - the meet time is 8:15am.
Meetup Time and Place
When: Sat, July 21st, 2012. (8:15am to 6pm. The hike itself is 6-7 hours)
Meetup Location: Vancouver Tourism Info Center at 8:15am (sharp)
Max Number of Participants: 12
300 Burrard St. @ corner of W. Cordova St. and Burrard St.
What to bring: Proper footwear (as the trail is steep and muddy), lunch, hat, snacks, camera, min 1L water, warm and weatherproof jacket, cash. The weather can change quickly – even if the weather is sunny and warm in Vancouver, it can be cool and windy atop Brandywine Mtn, so please prepare accordingly. Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.
Cost and Car Pooling
Fee: Members: None; JETAA: $5; Non-Members: $10 (note: this fee helps cover our insurance.) You must pay your driver some gas money too.
Car Pooling
We will arrange car-pooling from Vancouver Tourism Info Centre. It works on a first come, first serve basis (i.e., if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who sign up get a lift.) Please give your driver $8-10 for gas and their time. Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated.
RSVP to Michael Marland ( or reply to this email) by July 18th. No verbal RSVPs, please.

Please indicate:
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 and Phone Number
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