Saturday, 18 August 2012

Mokuyokai Hike on Saturday, September 8th up the Grouse Grind. Rating C1.

*Update Sept 5th: spots still remain! The non-member fee is now $5*

Join Mokuyokai up "Nature's Staircase" for a tough workout and rewarding view! For those who haven't tried it, the Grouse Grind is one of Vancouver's most popular hikes and a Vancouver icon! Once at the top, we'll relax in the chalet and then take the gondola down.

This hike is very steep and only very fit hikers should participate.

When: Saturday, September 8th. 9am – 2:30pm (approximately)
Where: Grouse Grind
Meetup Location and time: Waterfront Station at 9am or Grouse Grind parking lot at 10am

Hike description:
Difficulty: *Difficult* as the trail is very steep
Time: 1.5 - 2 hours
Distance: 2.9km
Elevation Gain: 853 meters

More Info:

What to bring: *Proper* footwear, lunch, gloves, hat, snacks, camera, water, warm jacket, warm sweater, cash. Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.

Fees (note: they cover our insurance)
Members: None
JET Alumni Association: $5
Non-Members: $10 $5

Travel Arrangements:
We'll take the Seabus from Waterfront Station to Lonsdale Quay. From there, we'll take bus #236 to Grouse Mountain. You must pay for your own fare. Also, it costs $10 for the gondola down from the top of Grouse Mountain (free if you want to walk down).

RSVP to Mike (hike{at} by Friday, September 7th. {at} = @

Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member or JETAA?
2) Your phone number
3) Emergency contact (name and number)
4) Where you will meet us (Waterfront Stn or the Grouse Grind parking lot)

Thank-you to our Board Members Michiko and Eriko for organizing this hike.

Mokuyokai Rating: C1

======< Rating System >=======
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 actual hiking time):
1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours