Monday, 29 April 2013

Hike up Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island: Saturday, May 18th. Rating C3

Update May 17th: this hike is still a go tomorrow! If you are coming and have rsvp'd please bring something warm to wear as it will be cloudy and maybe even rain!

Join us for a hike up Mt. Gardner on beautiful Bowen Island for a commanding view of the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver and Burrard Inlet. If you haven't visited Bowen Island before (once called the Coney Island of the West) this is a great chance! We'll meet downtown and bus to Horseshoe Bay; from Horseshoe Bay we'll take the ferry to Snug Cove at Bowen Island and then walk to the trail head. Given the transportation to Bowen Island, this makes for a full day and please note the transportation costs. The hike itself is long with some steep bits... but well worth it!

When: Saturday, May 18th (8:30am-6pm)
Meetup Location: W. Georgia and Burrard in front of Christ Church Cathedral at 8:30am (sharp).
What to bring: Proper footwear (as the trail is steep in parts), lunch, camera, sunscreen, snacks, camera, min 1.5L 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 Mt. Gardner, so please prepare accordingly. We are not stopping for food along the way and Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.

Hike Details
Difficulty Level: Intermediate-Hard
Hike details:
Hike Length: 17km /7 hours. We have to walk to the trailhead from the ferry terminal.

Ferry fee (round trip) from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Snug Cover (Bowen Island): $11.10
Bus Fee: $2.50 each way (you can use a bus pass or bus tickets)
Mokuyokai Fees (note: this fee helps cover our insurance)
Mokuyokai Members: Free. Non-Members: $5

RSVP to Mike ( by Thurs, May 16th.
Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member?
2) Your phone number
3) Emergency contact: name and phone number
4) Can you meet at the Burrard and West Georgia or at Horseshoe Bay?
*Important Note*
This event is weather dependent. If there is heavy rain, it will be cancelled. If the event is cancelled, an email will go out to participants the night before the event.