March 12, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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What: Hiking the Larsen Trail (on Grouse Mountain)
Description of the hike:
The Larsen trail is similar to Grouse Grind and BCMC but less developed, more quiet, prettier and a little longer. It is still a steep, uphill slog, with plenty of roots and rough trails.
Rating: Short but challenging - not for beginner or unfit hikers. Please only sign up if you can hike the Grouse Grind under 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Elevation Gain: 853 metres
Average Grade: 25.8%
Total Distance: 4 km (one way)
Estimated Time: +/- 1 ½ hours
Meeting Place: We will meet inside the Starbucks at the base of Grouse Mountain.
The hike will be cancelled if it will be POURING rain. We will proceed if drizzly rain. Please check the site a few hours before the hike for any possible reschedule or cancellation.
What to bring:
- Good hiking boots
- Traction device such as microspikes/yaktrax sd er never know how the snow conditions might be
- Please remember to bring $10 to take the gondola back down, if you don't have a Grouse membership.
- Poles if you use them
- Water-proof &/or wind-resistant Jacket
- Layered Clothing (Expect lower temperatures at higher elevations)
- First aid
- Your happy self! (leave your grumpy self at home!)
We are a group composed of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. By RSVPing "yes", you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. However, as a group of friends, we look out for each other. The organizer reserves the right to turn away any member who shows up without RSVP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this event. Please read the instructions carefully and come to each event prepared.
To attend my events, you must have a proper profile photo and a first name. It is important that I can recognize you at the trail head. Also, for safety reasons: if something happens and I need to call SAR, we need to know how you look like. RSVPs without a proper name and photo will not be accepted and will be changed to "Not Attending". Thanks for understanding.