Petgill Lake - Hike

  • April 28, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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I've hiked Petgill Lake numerous times over the years. It's one of my favorite shoulder-season hikes. As a good deal of the hike is in shaded tree-cover until the actual lake, I can't say for certain whether all the snow will have melted by this time so please come prepared for snow cover in places just in case!

Please read all the information posted below. It's not for me - I wrote it - it's for you, to ensure that you are aware of the hiking stats, level of difficulty, time-commitments, gear required, etc. Thank you! :-)

Please DO NOT RSVP "no" if you are not attending. The "no" function is merely for those who have had to change their "yes" RSVP to "no" due to a change of plans.  And please, no uninvited guests. Thanks for understanding. I appreciate it. :-)

 

***Please Note: This hike is weather dependent. In the event of unfavorable conditions, I will cancel this event, so please check this site 1 day in advance (by 10 pm.) the evening before we are scheduled to meet!

 

Hiking Details:

Region: Sea-to-Sky

Difficulty: Intermediate

Pace: Moderate and steady

Estimated Time: 5-6 hrs. +/- (Depending on pace of the group)

Trail Distance: 11.5 km. +/-  (Return)

Elevation Gain: 645 m. +/-

Grade: 11.2%

 

Trail Details: For more information on Petgill Lake please refer to the link provided here.

 

REMINDER! What to Bring:

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Poles (*optional but recommended)
  3. Water-proof &/or wind-resistant Jacket
  4. Gaiters (*optional but recommended)
  5. Layered Clothing
  6. Hat
  7. Change of Clothing & Footwear (*To change into after the hike)
  8. Water (2-3 Litres recommended)
  9. Food (Lunch, trail mix, protein bars, fruit etc)
  10. Sunscreen / Sunglasses / Lip balm (*I'm being optimistic!)
  11. Camera
  12. First aid
  13. 10 Essentials

 

Directions:

For driving directions to Petgill Lake please refer to the link provided here.

 

Carpooling:

In consideration of the environment, the limited parking available, and the high cost of fuel, it is recommended that we carpool whenever possible. While the group does not endorse any formal policy, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per half hour of driving (includes mileage and vehicle wear & tear). However, private arrangements between passenger(s) and driver may be made ahead of time.

Please note in your RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride, and where you will be coming from. Passengers, please ensure you show up on time and bring an extra bag for wet/muddy footwear and clothing.

Please do not leave carpooling arrangements until the last minute. The organizer is not responsible for arranging carpooling opportunities on your behalf - that is strictly the responsibility of every individual member. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. :-)

 

Useful Links:

Weather Global BC

The Weather Network

Environment Canada

Google Maps

 

Post Hike: If there is interest after the hike, we can discuss options for going for dinner.


Disclaimer:

Please note that we are not a professional organization nor a group composed of trained professional guides. Ecospirit is run entirely on the efforts of volunteers and the active participation of members. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another, to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. By RSVPing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.

I hope you'll come out and join me!

 

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  • Sara

    Thanks Brenda it was a great day for hiking.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Jen

    I now have Ted, Sara, and Mireille (Elizabeth dropped out), all meeting me at the church. I could fit one more (Erin?) from the church, but it won't be super roomy. But, it's not a super long drive.. let's figure it out from the church, if noone else has a bigger car I'll get you all in. :)

    2 · April 23, 2013

    • Erin H.

      Hi Jen....if you have room, that'd be great. Thank you!! See you all on Sunday.

      April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the ride Jen!

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike - great company - I really enjoyed it! Thanks Brenda for organizing.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Brianne

    To confirm - I'm driving Bernie and Brenda from the church, and Josephine from ??? (I sent you a message).

    April 22, 2013

    • Josephine C.

      Thanks Jen. I will then see you at the church Brianne. Thanks!

      April 23, 2013

    • Brenda

      Thanks for driving Jen and Bri!

      April 28, 2013

  • Brenda

    Thanks everyone for coming out, being very patient at the start (v_v) ... and helping to make this such an enjoyable day! I thoroughly enjoyed your company on this "dry" AND "mostly sunny" hike! Happy to see most of the snow melted but for the last 1/4 km. at the top.

    April 28, 2013

    • Cathy

      Thanks, Brenda. I had a great day hiking.

      1 · April 28, 2013

    • Erin H.

      It was a great day! So great to meet you all. Thanks for posting this hike Brenda. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

      1 · April 28, 2013

  • mireille

    I'm sick and won't be able to make it.

    April 27, 2013

    • Brenda

      Sorry to hear that Mireille. Hope you fee better soon!

      April 27, 2013

  • Elen

    Sorry, my parents need me in Sechelt this weekend.

    April 25, 2013

  • Jen

    Sure EG, msg me your addy a few days before the trip (I'll just lose it now..). I'll come get you at home, don't worry about going to Broadway.

    April 3, 2013

    • Jen

      look a little closer Ted, I already said yes. see ya at the church.

      April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Jen I was just making sure!.....lol

      April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ride dropped out! Any one have room for one more from the church? Ted

    April 22, 2013

    • Jen

      I can take you too from the church. see ya there

      April 23, 2013

  • Jen

    I'm only on the waitlist, but if I get accepted I'll be happy to drive, coming from Cambie & Broadway area. Room for 3-4 more people.

    April 3, 2013

    • Jen

      yes, so far I'm only driving Mireille as far as I know. See you there!

      April 22, 2013

    • Sara

      Thank you Jen see you at the Church

      April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A ride from North van would be awesome any one?

    April 2, 2013

    • Brenda

      Ted, I can pick you up - or meet you somewhere - on the North Shore and get you to the church but you will need to arrange carpool from there. I suggest contacting Jen as I believe she may still have one more seat. Thank you.

      1 · April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I thought I was getting a ride with Deanna but I guess she is not going any more! From the church Would be great!

      April 22, 2013

  • Erin H.

    Hi everyone. Does anybody have room in their car for me from N.Van/church? I just lost my carpool ride.
    I live in Surrey if anyone else is in my neck of the woods that can carpool either to N.Van or all the way to Pet Gil Thank you!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Sara

    Would need a ride from N.Van or the Church. Thank you

    April 21, 2013

    • Brenda

      Sara, I can pick you up and get you to the church in the morning, but you would need to make carpool arrangements with someone from there. If someone is offering, I would recommend contacting them directly. Thanks Sara.

      April 22, 2013

    • Sara

      Thank you Brenda, I asked Brianne, I hope she can help me out.

      April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It says a Waiting List is available, but I cannot see how to put my name on it - please advise! Thanks.

    April 13, 2013

  • Anne M.

    I also need a ride, from St. David's please.

    April 3, 2013

    • Anne M.

      Thank you so much Deanna. I look forward to meeting you.

      April 4, 2013

  • mireille

    I will be driving to St.Davids and would like to carpool from there if anyone has room.

    April 4, 2013

  • Josephine C.

    Hi Ye-fee, may I please reserve one seat. I can meet you at oak and 41st or anywhere that is convenient for you. I will be happy to pay for my share for the gas. Thank you. (my apologies re below message. I accidentally pressed post before completing writing even your first name)

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've always wanted to go to Petgill Lake! I will need to carpool, if possible from Vancouver, or from West Van. Thanks!

    April 1, 2013

  • Erin H.

    I'm with Anne regarding my car. Will drive if I have to but prefer to pool with someone else. Thank you!

    April 1, 2013

  • Anne M.

    I would like to car pool with someone please from the meeting spot. My car is a bit too old for the journey.

    April 1, 2013

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