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Snowshoe Hollyburn - repost

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Endorsed by Curators:
Feb 10 8:45AM - 10:45AM

What we'll do
Where we meet:
* GPS:[masked], [masked]
* Time: 8:45 AM [weather dependent]
* Start: 9:00 AM sharp.
* Cypress Mountain Nordic Area (Hollyburn)

Directions
- Exit #8 off of highway one. Follow Cypress Bowl Road for 13 km
- turn right towards snowshoeing / Nordic skiing area (before main parking lot)

Also posted in VanHikers (+10-20 people)

Carpool:
- $6 / hour.

About
Hollyburn Mountain (aka Hollyburn Peak) in Cypress Provincial Park is one of the most popular winter trails around Vancouver. On a sunny weekend day, hundreds of people flock to the trail to get some fresh winter air and soak up the spectacular view of the city and surrounding mountains.

The Hollyburn Peak Trail is marked by B.C. Parks and takes you 2.5 km to the end of the Cypress Mountain Nordic ski area and up to an amazing look-out of the city of Vancouver. Those that have the stamina to make it to the summit of the mountain, are rewarded with an unbeatable view of the Cypress Bowl, The Lions and many other mountains in an incredible panorama shrouded in brilliant white snow.

The Hollyburn Mountain Trail is a good option for the beginner snowshoer as it is well flagged and heavily used.

Although the Hollyburn Mountain Trail runs adjacent to the Cypress Mountain Resort Nordic area, it is free to use. Cypress Mountain Resort offers an additional 11 km of marked snowshoe trails within their Nordic area, which is paid access. Its important to note that since you are not on resort terrain, the area is not patrolled and you should be appropriately prepared for backcountry travel. Avalanches can occur on Hollyburn Mountain and you need to know the conditions and be prepared.

What to bring
Snowshoes (or microspikes) - can rent from MEC.
Good footwear
Warm clothing (layers)
Lunch & snacks
A smile

Important to know
Rating: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 km
Elevation Gain: 440 m
Time Needed: 4 hours
Type: Out-and-back

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