We will meet at the parking lot & start off with this cache
We will hike the grind and get the three other caches.
We will be doing this casually & taking our time. As a curvy girl who is a novice hiker & working on getting back in shape, I don't want to have a heart attack geocaching! Plus it's my first time doing the grind & I know I can't make it up there fast!
Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
Total Stairs: 2,830 Statistics: Annually, over 150,000 people hike the trail.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike. For novice hikers, two hours is recommended.
Participants: Hikers range in age from 7 to 90, with an equal male/female split.
Starting at 10 am and going at a decent slow pace (giving ourselves 2 hrs or so to do it), we should be finished everything by 1-2 pm.
This will still be a great time!
This is an outdoor hiking/walking event.
Please dress accordingly to the weather & season & bring sunscreen & bug spray etc.
Make sure to bring LOTS of water!
Parking is PAY parking and make sure to bring $10 to take the tram down.
You might also want to bring money to buy an I survived the grouse grind shirt or hoodie at the top.
Also, if anyone needs to make carpool or travel arrangements, please post in the comments. We are recommending carpooling, not only for the distance & sharing gas, but this parking lot is also a pay parking lot. Let's team up & go together to split costs (plus carpooling is better for the environment!)