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By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read the policy applicable and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver you have already signed (online)
Link to new rules in place for COVID-19, please read before signing up!
Meet at the main Thetis Lake parking lot (end of Six Mile Rd) at 9:20 AM. North side or upper side of parking area. This 2-Boot hike starts at 9:30 AM and takes approximately 2 1/2 hours at a reasonable pace. Please wear sturdy footwear. Bring poles if you like. Bring a full water bottle. Sorry, no dogs.
Please bring a current emergency contact number.
Maximum of 8 hikers.
TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE, PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THIS EVENT. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Tread will be following the recommended physical distancing rules. Club Tread has enacted policies which you must read before you sign up for an event.
DEPART trailhead at 9am (plan to arrive NO LATER than 8:50am)
Rating: 3 boot* (see description below)
Length: Approximately 15km
Approximately 6 hours of hiking on a mix of rough and established trails with some steep and muddy/slippery sections
A good level of fitness is essential for this hike.
This hike is not suitable for anyone with late afternoon plans. Regardless of the stated duration or weather forecast, come prepared to be out all day in rainy conditions. If the forecast changes significantly for the worse (e.g., icy conditions), the hike will be changed or cancelled by 7:30am. Please check the comments section before you head out in the morning.
Hiking boots with ankle support and good tread are necessary for this hike. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.
Minimum 1 litre of water
Lunch and snacks
10 essentials (a flashlight/headlamp and extra layers are essential at this time of year)
Sorry, NO DOGS.
CLUB TREAD BOOT RATING
* 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.
If you have NOT done a 3-BOOT hike with me before, please contact me through the Meetup message service so we can discuss if this hike is suitable for you. Prescreening will not be done on the day of the hike, and is for the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Also, please send your emergency contact details no later than the day before the hike.
By signing up for this event, you acknowledge that you have read the policy below and agree to it. You also acknowledge that you are bound by the Club Tread waiver (online).
Link to new rules in place for COVID-19 -- please read before signing up!
You might also want to check our document of “Essential Items For Your Day Pack”. Especially important at this time of year is rain gear, an extra layer of clothing, and a headlamp or flashlight. Weather conditions can change quickly, regardless of the forecast.
Please be aware that this is a Club Tread hike and our rules apply. You can read our Application Form and Event Liability Waiver, which are also in the list of files under the “More” link and give a good idea of expectations for hikers and coordinators.
Club Tread AGM - Members Only
1. Confirmation of 2021 AGM Meeting Minutes
3. New Business
4. Summer 2021 Hiking/Backpacking Presentations:
North Coast Trail
Mount Edziza Expedition
In the next few days CT Executive Reports will be posted to the Club Tread website - Members Area - Members Menu - Members Documents.
I’m returning to Fernie next summer for more day hiking. We are staying at the Fernie RV Park. Trip will likely include a bike ride from Cranbrook to Kimberley. We are then thinking of carrying on to the West Kootenays or Golden for more hiking. Let me know if you are interested. Planning meeting later this winter. Note this is a very nice RV park that books up quickly.