Top photo taken at Brandywine Meadows looking towards Black Tusk.
Above photo taken at Brandywine Meadows looking at Brandywine Mtn.
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This trip is for members only.
We will gather at the church's parking lot and work out car pool logistics. Extra vehicles will be parked at the side street. The convoy will drive to the trailhead which is off the Squamish Hwy shortly before Whistler. This trip has 2 sections: Brandywine Meadows (primary objective) and Brandywine Mtn (for the experienced mountaineer) as some scrambling is involved.
trail info (from trailhead to meadows only)
• round trip distance: 7 km
• high point: 1460 m
• elevation gain: 515 m
• aveage grade: 14.7%
• rating: easy
• estimate time: 3 hrs
• pace: fast
route info (from meadows to mtn only)
• from the meadows to the mtn, it is a route only (no trail)
• high point (summit): 2213 m
• elevation gain (from meadows): 750 m
• round trip time (from meadows): 3.5 hrs
• difficulty: moderate, minimal exposure
• challenge: scree slope; patches of snow on route
gear needed (for meadows)
• clothing: shell jacket, additional layer; gloves; toque
• footwear: hiking boots; gaiters
• bug protection: bug spray, head net, after bite
• sun protection: sun block, lip balm, sun glasses
• trekking poles (if you are used to using them)
• food and water
• head lamp
Additional gear needed for Brandywine Mtn.
• micro-spikes or crampons
• ice axe (if you have it)
• additional clothing (windy and colder)
• There is a 4 x 4 road which will cut short the time taken to the meadows. However, I was there and I think it is too rough for most vehicles. Therefore, we will stick with the conventional trailhead approach. I will still suggest a high clearance vehicle for this.
• estimate team size: 4 - 12 members
• if you decide to hike to the meadows only, specify it as you sign up (I need to group you into the same car for car pool)
• if you decide to summit Brandywine Mtn, specify it as you sign up
• consult with individual driver(s) about car pool gas money