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Garibaldi Lake backpack
This is a 3-day trip to Garibaldi Lake, north of Squamish, with a day trip to Panorama Ridge for a commanding view of the lake and surrounding mountain ranges. We’ll leave Victoria early Friday morning, taking the Nanaimo ferry to the mainland. We’ll hike to the lake (or possibly the Taylor Meadows campground) and set up camp for two nights. The hike involves a climb of 918 m. over 9.3 km., so you need to be in good shape. The dayhike on Saturday is a 12-km. round trip to Panorama Ridge (630 m. elevation gain), with possible ridge walking beyond. On Sunday we’ll return to Victoria, arriving early evening. IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ • Reservation and campsite fees of $32 are payable for this trip. By signing up, you are committing to pay the fees when requested. The fees are only partially refundable if you cancel. • Please check your Meetup messages regularly for notifications about this trip. I will need your response to time-sensitive requests in order to keep you on the participant list. • Participants can contact me directly by email or phone, as well as on Meetup, so the Meetup list doesn't necessary show the order of priority or the waiting list. • If you have not been on a Club Tread backpack within the past year, please speak with me directly to confirm your place on the list. • A planning meeting will be held approximately 10 days before the trip.

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Highway 99 · Squamish, BC

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What we're about

Club Tread is a hiking club that has been established in Victoria for over 30 years. Our day-hiking and walking events on the South Island run year round. In the winter months we also have snowshoeing and ski trips to Mt. Washington, and cross-country skiing closer to Victoria as weather permits. From April to October you can expect hiking, and cycling events in the Cowichan Valley, the Gulf Islands and the San Juan Islands along with weekend and multi-day trips further afield. You can become a guest member of Club Tread by joining on this Meetup site. After you have participated in three hikes as a guest member on Meetup, you must become a paid Club Tread member to continue participating on our hikes and events. To become a fully paid Club Tread member go to our website and click on "Join VCT"

Victoria Club Tread Day Hike Rating System

The following legend describes the criteria we use for rating our day hikes. We also have developed rating systems for cycle touring and walks. Other activities are not rated. Day hikes are rated using three factors, distance, elevation gain and trail conditions The trail conditions are for when the trail is in good condition, weather and other variable factors are not taken into account.

Rating Description

* 1 Boot: Easy hike. Suitable for most people. Typically: easy climbs (100m), easy grades, short distances, (less than 5 km), good trail conditions, 1 ­ 3 hours hiking.

* 2 Boot: Average hike. Suitable for most hikers. Typically: moderate climbs (up to 400m), moderate grades, moderate distances (up to 10 km), average trail conditions, 2 ­ 5 hours hiking.

* 3 Boot: Intermediate hike. Suitable for fitter hikers. Typically: harder climbs (up to 600m), steeper grades, longer distances (up to 15 km), rugged trail conditions.

* 4 Boot: Strenuous hike. For the more adventurous. May contain: steep, high climbs, long distances, or poor trail conditions.

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