Saturday, 5 April 2014

Hike up Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island. Sun, April 13th

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 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: Sunday, April 13th (8:40am-6pm)
Meetup Location:
i) W. Georgia and Burrard in front of Christ Church Cathedral at 8:40am (sharp); or
ii) Park Royale Shopping Centre (White Spot) at 9am (sharp); or
iii) Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal at 9:40
(for i) and ii) we will bus to Horseshoe Bay)
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 from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Snug Cover (Bowen Island): $11.65 (round trip)
Bus Fee: $2.75 each way (you can use a bus pass or bus tickets; otherwise exact change required)
Mokuyokai Fees
Mokuyokai Members: Free. Non-Members: $5

RSVP to Mike ( by Fri, April 11th
Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member?
2) Your phone number
3) Your emergency contact: name and phone number
4) Can you meet at Burrard St and West Georgia
or Park Royale
or Horseshoe Bay?

*Important Notes*
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.