Zoa Peak and Flatiron- snowshoeing weekend in Hope

 Let's hope the weather will be as good as it was last year when we spent a great weekend snowshoeing in Hope area.

We will be staying in a motel somewhere in Hope - exact location to be determined closer to the date. Usually the cost is anywhere between $25-35/night.

   Zoa peak:

    Total Distance: 11.0 km (moderate)

    Elevation gain:  635m

    Estimated Time: 5 hours

 

Directions:

Drive north from Hope on Highway 5 (Coquihalla Highway) to the Falls Lake exit. After exiting the highway, turn left to go under the highway and left again as though you are merging back onto the highway. A paved road leads to the right before the onramp; turn on to this road. Follow the road to the paved parking lot at the trailheads for Falls Lake and Zoa Peak.

 

Flatiron:

Total Distance: 13km (difficult)

Elevation gain:  700m

Estimated time: 6-7 hours

 

Directions:

From Hope, drive north on Hwy 5 (Coquihalla Hwy), approx 45 km to exit 217. Stay on the south side (there are wash rooms on the north side, accessible by a tunnel under the Hwy), park out of the way in the works yard.

 

Please bring the following:

Hiking Boots
Poles if you use them
Headlamp and spare batteries
Water-proof/ wind-resistant Jacket
Layered Clothing 
First aid supplies  
Camera !
Your happy self! (leave your grumpy self at home)

10 Essentials


Carpooling:

Please carpool to events whenever possible. The high cost of gas and maintaining a vehicle make this a very sensible option for vehicle owners and allows those without a car to get to the events. While vehicle owners are free to set their own reasonable fee for carpooling, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per hour of driving (includes mileage and vehicle wear & tear). Please state in your RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride, and where you will be coming from. Passengers, please ensure you show up on time and bring an extra bag for wet/muddy footwear and clothing. Also, please make every effort to get to a convenient pick up place for your driver!

Please do not leave carpooling arrangements until the last minute – you, not the event organizer, are responsible for arranging your own carpooling to events. Thanks!

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Please be aware that BC Outdoor Adventures is not a professional organization and although the organizers make every possible effort to ensure the safety of event participants, the volunteers leading events are not professional guides. We are simply taking advantage of the Meetup organization and using Meetup as a way of bringing like minded individuals together to share in an enjoyable outdoor experience.
BC Outdoor Adventures is run entirely by volunteers (no financial remuneration is accepted/collected from members) and is dependent on the active participation of members.
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  • Albee

    Hey hey ..who said missing ?? ... was quality one on one training session. .... and Karen passed with flying colors ;-) me on the other hand ...need more work :-)

    January 15, 2014

    • Karen

      Really! That's what its called?

      January 15, 2014

    • Albee

      Ok... how is Karens trail breaking exploratory site seeing Albee cant keep up..( ass kicking )... session ;-)..lmao ...:-) I did say I needed work didnt I ?

      January 15, 2014

  • Joanne

    Thanks for a great weekend.....beautiful snow conditions and I learned that 13 plus 2 missing people equal an entire group!! A big thanks to all the drivers for driving in not so perfect conditions!

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • Peter

    Thank you everyone who came out for this weekend; and for the best birthday party I have ever had.

    January 13, 2014

  • sandi

    What a great weekend! As always, fantastic company and pretty darn nice snowshoeing too!
    Thanks Hana - awesome organizing :-)
    Thanks also to the hotel owner for the twixer and the pepsi... to drink in the plywood-covered defunct hot tub.
    Does it get better?!? LOL!
    xo

    January 13, 2014

  • Glen

    Great job Hana!

    January 12, 2014

  • Anna

    Thank you everyone for a super fun weekend :) Great hike with amazing snow. Love the party zone :)
    Thank you Hana for organized the trip and finding the good accommodation. Thank you Glen for safe driving :)

    January 12, 2014

  • Sigrid

    Soo much fun playing in the powder ( some of us played in the pool too ;) ) And of course doing it with a bunch of outrageous people (not mentioning any names) made it double the fun. Thank you Hana for a fantastic week end :-)

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I meant to say go back..Thanks for organizing Hana and good job on finding the motel.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Breaking trail in 3 feet of snow, awesome way to start the snowshoe season.What a fun trip, and great socializing. May have to back though when the weather is a little more co-operative.

    January 12, 2014

  • Karen

    Lesson # 25 from Hikers Handbook-if you start a hike with 15 people and 5 minutes later there is only you and Albee...don't continue. Lesson #25a If Albee says hey, why don't you break trail cause I have to sweep.....its a trick.
    Thanks Peter, Albee and Glen for the deep snowshoe racing....watch out I'm bringin my game next time.
    Hana, you've done another excellent job of organizing and keeping it fun! Great job Sandi and Mike for driving. And to everyone..GOOD TO SEE YOU!!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Susan G

    Always an adventure! We wanted snow and snow we got! Good fun as always with special time to catch up with wonderful friends. Thank you so much for organizing Hana! Thanks, Albee for driving!

    January 12, 2014

  • Hana M.

    Well, we had 15 people to start with, then we had 13 but finished with 15.....lol....great trip. Ton of snow....snowshoeing season is definitely here....yej!!!!. Thanx everyone for all the fun and Albee for driving. ...:)...can't wait to see if u can really improve yr listening skills....lol....;)

    January 12, 2014

    • Albee

      Hey but u have admit... I showed Karen how to break trail and improved my sweeping skills ...lmao ...I never let her out of my site :p

      January 12, 2014

  • Albee

    Well theory is proved it wasn't about the hike but the company we had ...couldn't go wrong will our motley crew ( usual suspects ) ;) ...lots of snow ,lots fun thank u so much Hana for organizing :) will b a better listener next time to your hiking expectations ....lol ....promise!!!!! ;)

    January 12, 2014

  • Elspeth

    Great trip from start to finish. Good talks good hikes good people. Thanks Hana :) :) wow what a lot of snow.

    January 12, 2014

  • sandi

    I'm bringing a small bluetooth speaker with big sound :-) If you have a device with music and bluetooth (iphone, android, ipad, etc) bring it along :-)

    January 10, 2014

    • Hana M.

      Sounds like there might b a party?!?....lol....;)

      2 · January 10, 2014

    • sandi

      That's just how we roll!!!

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Albee

    For what Sandi .? Arent we just hiking ?;-)

    January 10, 2014

  • Ben

    I want to join, I have winter boots but I don't have snowshoes. Do they rent them there? Please let me know.

    January 8, 2014

    • Ben

      im in the waiting list. i have boots for snow. Do u think it's enough? Do they rent snowshoes there in case i attend the event? thanks Hana :)

      January 9, 2014

    • Hana M.

      No, sorry Ben, they don't rent snowshoes there...:(

      1 · January 9, 2014

  • Glen

    Carpool info - I'll be driving and currently have jillian, anna and sigrid. I have room for one more if anyone wants. I would prefer to meet at braid sky train, if that works. I'm coming from Port Coquitlam. Anna and sigrid, please let me know if this works for you.

    1 · January 6, 2014

    • Glen

      Full disclaimer, I have all season tires and awd.

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Peter

      Hi Glen, still have room?

      January 8, 2014

  • Sigrid

    Glen, Dennis might need a ride.

    January 6, 2014

  • Michael

    So everyone will be at Blue Moose for 8am? What time will folks be at the Zoa parking lot?.

    January 5, 2014

  • Sigrid

    Hi, I'm looking for a ride. Anybody have room for me?

    January 3, 2014

    • Hana M.

      Hi Sigrid, check with Glen....:)

      1 · January 3, 2014

  • Albee

    I am full... sorry Sigrid

    January 3, 2014

  • Michael

    Thanks Hana for adding me to the list! Woooohoooo!

    2 · November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Just bought a pair of snowshoes and used them for the first time up at Mt. Washington. What fun! I don't understand why there is only 3 attending and 13 waiting. Are you taking only 3 people? I am new at this I am just asking. How would you rate this hike? Intermediate or difficult.

    November 12, 2013

  • Glen

    Please consider Jillie as my 'plus one' until she can join...

    November 11, 2013

  • Elspeth

    ha ha so far the "go list" for this trip looks like a whole lot of fun!!! lol :)

    3 · November 11, 2013

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