What: Snowshoeing to First Peak of Mt. Seymour
(This is not a beginners snowshoe. You must have snowshoed before)
Region: North Shore
Difficulty: Intermediate (You must be moderately fit and have snowshoed before)
Time: Maximum 4 hours depending on pace, and breaks
Pace: Moderate, but 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
Once at the mountain: We will meet at the restaurant (Grill Works) with our snowshoes, gaiters, etc. and start the snowshoe FROM the restaurant.
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)
9. Basic First-Aid Kit
11. 10 Essentials
12. 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.
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 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.