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Conway Peak & Lucky Four Mine - Chilliwack ~ 20 km ~ 10+ hrs

  • Jun 8, 2014 · 7:30 AM
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Who is up for some exploration and serious eye candy? This hike will take us up to the Mile-High camp, over to the Lucky Four Mine and up to the peak of Conway all in one fell swoop!

This miners' pack trail was created in the early 1900's and follows a scenic route along old-growth forest, up to the "mile-high" campsite through sub-alpine meadows, then continues on to the lucky four mine and we will be adding another leg heading to the Conway peak as we transition through rock and glacier. There are stellar views of Jones Lake and the glaciers along the Cheam Range.


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*Add yourself to the wait list and I will screen you in.

I would say this is an aggressive agenda for a day hike and I will be screening the RSVP's for fit hikers. Driver's with 4x4's will get preference. Looking for 2 drivers from Tim's in Chilliwack.

We will be moving at a moderate but deliberate pace in order to complete all way-points, but don't worry, we will have time for lounging & lunch on the peak, rest stops and lots of photos if the weather gods are kind to us!

There is a minimum weather threshold of partly cloudy with zero precipitation, otherwise I will reschedule and provide a replacement hike closer in vicinity to Vancouver.


TRAIL DETAILS

Description: Conway Peak
Total Distance:
~ 20 km
Hiking Time: ~ 10 hrs +
Elevation Gain: ~ 1259 m
Cumulative Gain: ~ 1500+ m
Return Time: Don't make plans 'cause you never know!
After Hike Plans: White Spot in Chilliwack

Need to Bring:
Water, food, electrolytes, proper hiking boots/trail shoes (no runners), gaiters (optional), poles (optional), micro-spikes/mini-crampons, appropriate layers (rain, wind & cold), gloves (we will have contact with snow), sunscreen & sunglasses, bug repellant, Photo ID and Care Card, camera, money for your driver and the essentials.


TRAIL RESOURCES

http://www.clubtread.com/routes/Route.aspx?Route=84

http://www.livetrails.com/trail/72/Conway_Peak


WEATHER

Weather - Neighbouring Cheam @ Elevation


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
No dogs, no toilets, no kids, no guests.


DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD [CLICK FOR MAP]

We will meet at Tim's then... Drive East Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) to the Jones Lake/Laidlaw exit, approximately halfway between Hope and Bridal Falls. Approximately[masked] meters after exiting the highway a gravel road branches off to the right. Signs indicate that it leads to the BC Hydro recreation sites at Jones Lake. Follow this rough gravel road 8 km to the South end of the lake. Most cars with reasonable clearance should be able to drive on the road.

At the point near the lake where the road forks, take the left fork along the East side of the lake. Follow the road for approximately 4 km, passing the campsite and cabins along the lake. Near the far end of the lake, a small branch road leads to the left. If the main road curves to the right and goes over a large bridge to a gate, you have gone 200 meters too far. If you do not have a 4x4 with reasonable clearance, you will need to park here. Otherwise, follow the branch road over 22 water bars to a major washout. Park here, the trail head begins on the opposite side of the washout.


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  • Ron M.

    A little tricker than expected but all was great! great hike! great company!

    2 · June 9, 2014

  • Sari

    Great hike, fantastic to see glaciers. Yes a long and challenging day on snow and bushes and rivers, good to see and meet everybody. Thanks to you all!

    2 · June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    No thanks required... it was my pleasure... this one had a mix of terrain... lots of tricky creek crossings, steep snow slopes, route finding, bush-whacking, etc... thanks to everyone for coming out and special mention to Wendy for soldiering on like a champ and Laurie & James for your first time out with the group. Hope to see you all again soon!

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • Aaron

    Thanks Rex for organizing. This was an amazing group of people to hike with and a very challenging hike. I wish I could it again today. Well it would be much better than working.

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • Wendy

    What a good day - even with a few bumps and bruises. Thank you Rex for planning this one.

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Rex for organizing and thanks all for the welcoming atmosphere. A solid challenge!

    3 · June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rex, thanks for organizing and for your great leadership! And thanks everyone for the fun conversations. The day went by so fast! Had a great time. Challenging hike. Wendy, hope you aren't in too much pain today and hope you will be good as new within a few days. :)

    4 · June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everything looks good... No changes to the plan... see everyone at Tim's for 7:30.

    3 · June 8, 2014

  • Wendy

    Is anyone taking snow shoes?

    June 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No need ..snow is consolidated now...crampons or mini crampons required.

      1 · June 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Or microspikes..hit enter to quickly lol

      June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quick note: Weather looks good.. some potential precip. Sunday evening but minor... expect winds from 5-25 km ... temps between 5-15 throughout day... and please ensure you have the gear I listed, traction devices, headlamps/flashlight, gloves, bug juice... etc... simply put the mountain does not care about you.. so you had better ; ) See you all at Tim's for 7:30am. Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I'm around Willowbrook Mall in Langley. I have a Ford Escape for some clearance, but it's not 4x4. I can meet anyone at Colossus or something and drive from there.

    June 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you then, cell is[masked] if anything comes up.

      1 · June 4, 2014

    • Ron M.

      Cell number[masked]

      June 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm coming from Surrey and I can drive a carpool too, but I have a Corolla which doesn't help much! lol Just wondering if those of us who don't have a 4x4 could pitch in and rent one?

    June 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Laurie, did you want to carpool out of Surrey?

      June 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure James that would be great. I'll send you an e-mail so we can coordinate.

      June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have Sari and Eric in my vehicle so we are full (I really need to get my 4th seat belt fixed!) So we will meet everyone at Tim Horton's just off Veddar Rd. for 7:30am. My cell #[masked] - text or call if something has gone sideways. Looking forward to it.

    June 3, 2014

  • Aaron

    I am coming from New Westminster and looking for someone to carpool with. I am willing to meet wherever I can get a bus to that early in the morning. Very excited to get out and do this hike :-)

    June 3, 2014

    • Wendy

      I live in PoCo..does that help? Message me through the meetup and we can see if we can work something out.

      2 · June 3, 2014

  • KARVITK

    Hello Rex. I have been up into that area twice, to Conway Peak.. and hope next time to visit the Lucky 4 Mine. Would love to join this group, but not sure if I can keep up to the pace of your group. Lost a fair of bit of conditioning not able to hike earlier this year due to nasty back issues.

    May 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karl... just returning to this event page... did not notice your comment... sorry to hear about your back... I know how that is and I hope things are 100% again ... yah, I am going to keep this group small and very quick... things are further complicated with lack of 4x4's... it is already a pretty aggressive plan for a day hike and now extra km's of road ... would be happy to have you along another time... perhaps the Lions near the end of July? Probably something you have done too many times now, right? The group will split at the base of the West Lion and scramblers will ascend, others will lounge in the sun to await their return : )

      June 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rex, I have an FJ Cruiser if that works I am happy to drive. I'll time myself going up Elk Mountain and let you know incase I am not fast enough for the group. thanks!!

    May 31, 2014

  • Wendy

    Would need to carpool as I do not have a 4x4

    May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Wendy, thanks for the note...I am hoping we have 2 high clearance vehicles for this and if not ... we will still do it .. just that we will have to hike a couple km of road (20 waterbars worth)

      1 · May 23, 2014

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