Snowshoeing to Brockton Point and Maybe First Peak at Mt. Seymour

  • January 8, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • A&W

What: Snowshoeing to First Peak of Mt. Seymour

( We will hike to Brockton Point and depending on condtions we will continue to First Peak )

HIKING DETAILS

Region: North Shore

Difficulty: Intermediate (You must be moderately fit and have snowshoed before)

Time: Maximum 3 hours depending on pace, and breaks

Pace: Moderate, but definitely NOT slow! (You must be able to keep up with the group)

Distance: It is 7 km (return) to the 1st peak

Meeting place: We will meet in front of A&W in the Parkgate Village Shopping Centre, north west corner of Mount Seymour Parkway & Mount Seymour Road (1133 Mount Seymour Road). We will carpool there. Drivers: having snow tires is important.

Getting from the A&W to Seymour Mountain: It is very easy to get to A&W at Parkgate Shopping Centre by public transit.  From there, if you don't have a ride, you can get the shuttle bus to Seymour: http://www.mountseymour.com/gettinghere-shuttle For example, there is a shuttle departing from the Parkgate Shopping Centre at 10:05am.

Once at the mountain: We will meet at the trailhead sign . 

  Please come prepared to the snowshoe with:

1. Hiking Boots (Water-proof recommended)

2. Rain Gear (Water-proof/resistant jacket, pants and gators)

3. Layered Clothing

4. Touque, water-proof gloves, scarf

5. Plenty of water (1-2 Litres)

6. Snack (Sandwich, Fruit, Nuts, Energy Bars etc)

7. Poles

8. Snowshoes

9. Basic First-Aid Kit

10. Camera

11. 10 Essentials2. Hot Chocolate or Tea



DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Mount Seymour:

From Highway #1, head north over the Ironworkers Memorial (Second-Narrows) Bridge in the middle lane. Take the third exit after the bridge (#22a), signed as Mount Seymour Parkway. Turn right onto Mount Seymour Parkway almost immediately and follow it 4.4 km before turning left onto Mount Seymour Road. Follow Mount Seymour Road as it winds it's way up the mountain. Drive to the end of the large parking lot at the end of the road.

CARPOOLING:

In consideration of the environment and high cost of fuel, it is recommended that we carpool whenever possible.

While the group does not endorse any formal policy, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per half hour of driving. However, private arrangements between passenger(s) and driver may be made ahead of time. Please note 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 muddy footwear and clothing.

***PLEASE NOTE: We are a group composed of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. As such, each of us is responsible for our own safety and well-being during an event. However, as a group of friends, we make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability .Please read waiver that comes with this meet up group and if u agree you may join the hike .

 

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  • Grazyna

    The site I spoke about was www.goodreads.com and the book's title is "Time Reborn" (about quantum physics." Cheers! Graz.

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • Albee

      They changed names ....it is alpine plus now ...:-)

      January 9, 2014

    • Grazyna

      It might have been $15 because of Boxing Day, but it looked as they were on some kind of permanent discount, and it was in Alpine Plus (aka Hill Sound).

      January 9, 2014

  • Grazyna

    The fog was so dense one wouldn't be able to see a hiker 2 m. away. It was very dangerous to go anywhere. Thanks Albee for making democratic decision to go straight to pub!

    January 9, 2014

  • Albee

    On another note. ... it not always about the hike or the event that we attend or couldn't do ...but more important the company we keep doing these hikes and events -:-):-):-):-):-D

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Albee

    Lol ...Hana ... also Vivan thanx for the nachos and supplying me with homemade soup for lunch .... soup Lady ;-)

    January 9, 2014

  • Joanne

    One of the most memorable hikes I have done....great cohesive group....fast pace etc....

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Ella

    couldn't go - conditions very bad - vote is for the weather, not the event...

    January 9, 2014

  • Hana M.

    It takes a true leader to abort a mission. ....u proved yourself, Albee.....good call....fun as always, thanx for a fun night...:)

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Vivian C

    Hmmmmm good company! Thanks Albee for the ride and organizing

    January 8, 2014

  • Albee

    Well I believe in democracy again .....lol ...11 for 11 to go to the pub after white knuckling up through the thick fog and pissing rain .Damm weather man. .. actually might have been a woman ;-)....and koodos to who even drove up there to attempt to to the hike .The pub was much much better ....lol ....beer nachos and wings..cheers everyone and sorry for the weather ...:-(

    January 8, 2014

  • Isabel

    Albee, sry my last min cancelation due to flu. Have fun.

    January 7, 2014

    • Albee

      Lol ...not last minute but close ...np....get better ...c ya soon :-)

      January 7, 2014

  • Grazyna

    Ella, if you still need microspikes, I have two pairs. The newest one is cheaper, but supposedly as good as my other pair, It is medium size (my foot is 10). Let me know if I should bring them. Graz.

    January 7, 2014

    • Ella

      Yes please - thx so much ! I take a 9, so should work fine. Hopefully we won't need them...

      January 7, 2014

  • Grazyna

    Albee, do you volunteer to car pool?

    January 6, 2014

    • Albee

      Sure Graz from lougheed sts in sears parking lot at 545 ▪:-)

      1 · January 6, 2014

    • Grazyna

      Great, I'll see you at 5:45, Lougheed :-)

      January 7, 2014

  • Albee

    Well everyone rain down here ..finally SNOW ..is falling up there ..so make sure u bring yr snowshoes:-)....cause I believe we will b using them ...yej ...also make sure u bring micro spikes. ..cheers :-)

    January 7, 2014

    • Albee

      If Peter doesn't bail he as an extra set Ella :-)

      January 7, 2014

    • Albee

      Also Ella if u have time ....it is a very good investment to have in yr backpack. .:-)

      January 7, 2014

  • Albee

    Np Vivan c u at 6:-)

    January 6, 2014

  • Albee

    NP c u at 6:-)

    January 6, 2014

  • Vivian C

    Hi Albee are you coming by Brentwood mall?

    January 6, 2014

  • Albee

    Hi Colleenjust show up at a&w ...we will get u up the mtn:-)

    January 6, 2014

  • Colleen

    If possible to carpool with someone, that would be great. I do have a car but no snow tires.

    January 6, 2014

  • Lisa

    Need to cancel. I work until 6:30.
    Sorry

    January 6, 2014

  • sandi

    Albee I'm going to try to make it but work might interfere

    January 5, 2014

  • Grazyna

    Awesome, I'm in! Can anybody provide me with a car ride? Thanks. Graz.

    January 4, 2014

  • Grazyna

    I'd like to.come if spot opens. Thanks. Graz.

    January 3, 2014

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