Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hike to Garlibaldi Lake on Sun, July 27th (9am-6:30pm). Rating C3

We're hiking to one of BC's most beautiful lakes – Garibaldi! This is one of the best hikes in the area. Please note that it is a long hike and only experienced hikers should come.

Hike Description:

"With turquoise colored water nestled between alpine mountains and a spectacular glacier as the backdrop, Garibaldi Lake is one of the most scenic destinations in British Columbia." - Vancouver Trails

The first 6km of the trial is a gradual uphill climb through dense forest of Douglas Fir trees. We'll then pass The Barrier (a 2km thick lava dam holding back Garibaldi Lake) and two smaller lakes before reaching majestic Garibaldi Lake. We'll relax, eat and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Garibaldi Lake before returning the way we came.

Hike Details
When: Sun, July 27th  (9am~6:30 pm) (including transportation and hiking).
Where: Garibaldi Lake (Garibaldi Provincial Park - near Whistler)
Difficulty: Intermediate – Difficult (While it is not as steep as the Grouse Grind or the Squamish Chief, there is still a significant elevation gain and it is a long hike. Only fit hikers should participate.)
Time: 7 hours
Distance: 18km (return)
Elevation Gain: 820 meters
More trail info:

We will not go if the forecast calls for rain.
Meetup Location:

1) Vancouver Visitor Centre at 9am (sharp) (Corner of West Cordova Street and Burrard Street).


2) White Spot Parking Lot at Park Royal Shopping Centre at 9:20am (sharp)

What to bring: *Proper* footwear (hiking boots/running shoes), a big lunch, snacks, sunscreen, camera, water (minimum 1.5L), water-repellant jacket, sweater, some cash. Extra shoes are a good idea so that you do not muddy your driver's car. Please note that the weather can change quickly and given the elevation gain, the temperature is significantly cooler near the Lake. We will not stop on the way, so participants *must* come prepared. Mokuyokai reserves the right to turn away unprepared participants.

Learn more about hiking preparedness at:
Mokuyokai Members: None
Non-Members: $5
Car Pooling Fee: Please give your driver ~$10 for gas as Garibaldi Lakes is a bit of drive from Vancouver.
Car Pooling
Mokuyokai arranges car-pooling on a first come, first serve basis. For example, if someone RSVPs and can drive 3 people, the first three people who signed up get a lift.
Drivers are usually in short supply, so if you can drive, it is appreciated.
RSVP to by Fri, July 25th
Please indicate:
1) Are you a Mokuyokai member?
2) Can you drive or do you need a lift?
3) Can you meet at the Vancouver Visitor Centre or at Park Royal Shopping Centre?
3) Your phone number
4) An emergency contact and emergency contact number
Mokuyokai Rating: C3
=============== Rating System ================

This rating system indicates the difficulty and time of the hike. Please note it
is just a reference and the time may differ depending on the conditions and
participant ability.

A= Beginner: For everyone. A walk in the park.
B= Intermediate: For the people who occasionally play sports.
C= Strenuous: If you can do the Grouse Grind, you can do this hike.

1= less than 2 hours
2= 2 to 4 hours
3= more than 4 hours