My current plan is to do Mt. Allan a.k.a. Nakiska Ski Hill Mtn.
Intermediate Goal: Olympic Summit
Height: 2300m ASL
Gain: 800m in ~5km (one way)
Time:~ 7hours rt
Advanced Goal: Summit of Mt. Allan
Height: 2819m ASL
Gain: 1319m in ~7km (one way)
Time: 9+ hours
We will meet at Shouldice arena at 7:30am as we need to be on the trail by 9am. The usual Ribbon Creek Parking lot is closed so we will have to carpool/ meet in order to make it to the right parking area for this hike.
You will need: lunch, snacks, ~3L of water, weather gear, sturdy boots, hiking pole(s), hat, sunscreen, bug spray and a change of socks.
This is a long strenuous hike. While it is on trails that are relatively clearly marked, this is not for beginners or first time hikers. Know your limits and hike within them.
Please read about the trail and ask questions. I claim no responsibility for your participation. If you come it is at your own risk.
I don't mean to be cold/rude but I really want to do this hike this year. So please come prepared. The weather at the base is supposed to be good. However, with the amount of elevation, it will change by the time we get up there.
We will turn around at a safe time to make sure that we are not hiking in the dark.
No dogs please. This hike in the heat is too strenuous for our furry friends.
I will try to keep track of the details for the hike as I plan to make it an annual event.
See you out there!