We will be meeting at Lougheed Skytrain Station at 7 a.m. and stopping again at the Park and Ride in Abbotsford to meet up up with other in the meet up. There is a Tim Horton's nearby.
The hike is lovely and and there should be many alpine flowers with great views.
After the hike we will stop in Hope or Chilliwack for something to drink/eat.
Driving time: Approximately 2 ½ hours each way
Elevation Gain: 320 m elevation, although the overall elevation will be at least twice that.
Total distance (return) 21 Km
Hiking Time: 7 to 8 hours (hike alone)
Driving Time: 2 1/2 hours each way
Drive east on Highway 5 past Hope. Take Exit 177 on Highway 3 and drive for 67 km to Manning Park Lodge (on the right). Turn left opposite Manning Park Lodge, and drive uphill for 15 km to the Blackwall Peak parking Lot.
You will be hiking through beautiful open subalpine meadows where should be be an abundance of alpine flowers and great views.
The hike begins at the entrance to Heather Trail. On the hike you will pass Buckhorn Campsite (5 km), hike uphill through an old burn and alpine meadows on the way to Three Brothers Peaks.
What to bring:
Water (if a very warm day, bring a minimum of 3 L)
Lunch and snacks
Rain/Wind resistant jacket
Proper hiking footwear
First Aid Supplies
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