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.
Total Distance: 11.0 km (moderate)
Elevation gain: 635m
Estimated Time: 5 hours
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.
Total Distance: 13km (difficult)
Elevation gain: 700m
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
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:
Poles if you use them
Headlamp and spare batteries
Water-proof/ wind-resistant Jacket
First aid supplies
Your happy self! (leave your grumpy self at home)
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