This is not a technically difficult hike... it's just a loooong hike+SS and only suitable for those fit and ready for a challenge. It will be a moderate but deliberate pace.
There is a minimum weather threshold for this of slightly/partly cloudy. If there is any precipitation expected I will reschedule and provide a comparable event closer to Vancouver.
Photo Credits: Ryan.in.yaletown (Club Tread)
** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU RSVP **
(There will be a test... nah, just kidding... but maybe... ; ) ... no seriously ... read this entire event and do your own independent research before you commit.)
WHAT TO EXPECT
To Garibaldi Lake
Pretty straight forward trek from parking lot up Garbaldi Lake (unless we decide to cross the Lesser Garibaldi Lake to shave off some time).
To Burton Hut
Once we arrive at Garibaldi Lake (~ 9 km) we continue across the frozen lake to the hut (~ 5 km) which is located just past the moraine wall in Sphinx Bay, on the North side of the river which drains into the basin.
Description: Burton Hut via Garibaldi Lake
Total Distance: ~ 28.0 km
Elevation Gain: ~ 1100 m
Cumulative Gain: ??? m
Average Grade: 10 % (dunno really a lot of flat lake : )
Max Elevation: ~ 1600 m
Time to Complete: ~ 10hrs+
Return Time: Don't make plans 'cause you never know!
After Hike Plans: Shady Tree in Squamish? TBD
Need to Bring: Water, food, electrolytes, waterproof insulated hiking boots, gaiters, trekking poles (optional), snowshoes, micro-spikes, full winter layers, gloves x2, toque, etc, sunglasses, ID (Photo ID and Care Card please), camera, money for your driver and the essentials.
Note: The road in to the parking lot is not plowed... we may have to park beside highway and if we have a vehicle capable we can shuttle everyone in, otherwise we have to hike it... and extra 2km and 200m gain one way.
Weather @ Garibaldi Lake #1
Weather @ Garibaldi Lake #2
Dogs are NOT allowed at Garibaldi Lake or on any other trails in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Pit toilets are located at the Rubble Creek parking lot and at Garibaldi Lake.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAIL HEAD (arrive 8:15am / leaving 8:30am)
Drive North on Highway 99 from Vancouver about 33 km past Squamish. Watch for the signs along the road, and turn right toward the Rubble Creek parking area. The turnoff is just south of the Daisy Lake dam on Highway 99. It is about 100km from downtown Vancouver.
Please be on time!
Please remember to reimburse your driver for gas. The suggested rate is $[masked] per passenger per hour of driving time on flat road.
Legal Stuff - Liabilities, Obligations and Responsibilities
We are a group composed of volunteers. We are NOT a professional organization or pro trail guides and/or pro event organizers. However, as a group of friends and acquaintances, we will look out for each other. The organizer and any/all assistant organizers and other attendees are in no way responsible and liable for your personal safety and health state, before, during and at anytime after this event. By RSVPing "Yes", for this event, you acknowledge that you fully understand and accept the aforementioned conditions and following event attendance conditions and, you are solely responsible for your own health, safety and well-being before, during and at anytime after the event as stated previously. All attendees shall forever hold harmless the organizers and other attendees and unconditionally waive any liabilities resulting from attending and/or participating in this event.
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