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Difficulty - Easy / Intermediate Time - 3 hours Round-Trip - 8 km +/- Elevation Gain - 350 meters +/- Sorry no dogs ""NOTE" I will be keeping the "going list" to a smaller group as these trails are shared with the mountain bikers and for safety sake it is not a good mix having such a large group. RAIN OR SHINE Short notice; who would like to join me and check out the trails and get in some exercise. Be sure to bring a walking pole (recommended but not manditory) if you like to use one, as the trails can be sippery when wet or during extended dry periods especially on the wooden bridges and hills. This hike will take us on some pretty cool trails that feature caves, rock wall formations, waterfalls (seasonal), views to Mt. Baker / Cheam Range and the Fraser Valley. No disappointments. I will be hosting these outings on a regular basis just to keep us fit for our longer regular hiking days on Tuesdays and Fridays. These are intended to give you a good cardio workout on a regular basis. It is much more fun to do these workouts with others and will also keep the motivation alive. Its so easy to say "forget it" when its just you going. I will be alternating the meetup location with the Abby Grind ( 2 hours to the top and back) These will be short notice meetups that you can decide on participating in on the morning of the event. Park near the end of Harvest Dr. and be mindful that this is a residential neighborhood so do not block driveways. See the map inset above for directions. Teds cel # -[masked] ------------------------ Please note that the organizers are not liable for your personal safety. The organizers are only there to arrange a meetup for your pleasure and enjoyment. We do not claim to be professional hikers and we do not have any medical training. By attending the hikes or walks you are stating that you take full responsibility for yourself and it's a good call to look out for each other, especially the one behind as he/she may be the last person. You should also be aware of your own level of fitness and health before you RSVP. Common sense is a big plus.
Bruce's cell -[masked] It is now time for our late Fall to early Spring evening walks. Bring a flashlight to see your footing. This will be a 6 month span twice a week :-( It is fun and the time goes fast when you are with friends and it keeps you healthy and strong for the more difficult walks come Spring. Park in the Rotary Stadium area, check the map. Meet at the "metal artwork" near the track on the platform just outside. We will walk towards Gladwin Road, cross the road at the lights and continue to Horn Road and back. There is a slight hill on the return. Wear proper clothing for the weather and comfortable shoes/runners. During the winter months watch out for frost & ice. Sometimes walking on the sidewalks is a better plan rather than going down any hills. Enjoy and stay healthy!!
Falls Lake and beyond 10 kms 4 - 5 hours easy / moderate snowshoeing The Falls Lake Trail is a short hike of less than 10 km, through an interior forest setting to a beautiful alpine lake. The trail was rebuilt about 10 years ago when improvements were made to recreational opportunities along the Coquihalla corridor. In the winter months the road to the parking lot will be closed to traffic. We will start our trek from the parking area along the Coquihalla Highway and hike up to the trail head. This will add about 2 km to our total distance traveled. Once at the lake we will venture around and over the area taking in some spectacular views of Yak and Zoa Peaks which surround us. If we want to vary our return a little, at the lake shore you will see what looks like an overgrown road. Following this up to a high point we will come out onto a road which is the same one we took up from our parking area to the trail head into Falls Lake. We can expect to be covering about 10 km in total. Elevation is minimal depending on how far the group decides to explore beyond the lake towards Zoa Peak. Directions: Take the Falls Lake exit from the Coquihalla Highway and drive a short distance to an unsigned trail head. There is a large open space on your right and across the road you will see a set of steps indicating the start of the trail. Please note that the organizers are not liable for your personal safety. The organizers are only there to arrange a meetup for your pleasure and enjoyment. We do not claim to be professionals and we do not have any medical training. By attending any of the hikes or events you are stating that you take full responsibility for yourself but it's a good call to look out for each other. You should also be aware of your own level of fitness and health. Common sense is a big plus. Carpooling We will meet at King Connector (S.E. corner free parking) at McCallum Rd and Hway 1 for carpooling. We will leave at 08:00 sharp so please be a bit early rather than later. Those meeting at Colossus will leave there at 07:30 should there be a driver available at that location. If you would like to be a volunteer driver please indicate below when you sign in for this meet-up. Drivers will require winter driving tires with either M+S or Snowflake to travel on the Coquihalla Highway. This trip will work out to $20.00 per rider from King Connector in Abbey. As drivers become available, I will increase the number of participants. Ted's cell #[masked]