Endorsed by Curators:
Winter wonderland and killer views close to home you cant beat Mt Seymours accessibility! Well snowshoe through enchanted frozen winter forest up to the First Peak where a bird's-eye view of Vancouver and the surroundings awaits. Bum sliding is an added bonus on this hike, so bring your waterproof pants or garbage bags to slide down on!
Your contribution: $5 (to help pay the meetup.com fee for this group and as a thank you to the organizer). If you are a driver and will take passengers, this counts as your contribution.
Meeting time and spot: 9am at the north end of the Mt Seymour parking lot near the trail map sign. I will email my phone number to all participants. Call or text me if you are running late. Well wait for 15 min for any latecomers and then will get going.
Distance: ~9 km
Elevation gain: 450m
Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Pace: moderate with some photo/rest stops. All participants need to have done snowshoeing before and be fit enough to do this hike. No trail runners/ fast fitness hikers on this trip, please. We'll go at the slowest person's pace and will always wait for everyone to catch up, taking each stop as an opportunity to experience a deeper connection with the natural beauty around us.
If you are a driver and can take passengers, please indicate this in the Comments section below.
If you are a passenger, please be proactive and contact the drivers for a spot in their cars.
What to bring:
10 Essentials: http://www.northshorerescue.com/education/what-to-bring/
Waterproof boots for hiking in the snow
Waterproof pants or gaiters
Poles if you use them
Water (I usually bring a Thermos bottle with hot tea/water)
Sunscreen (yes, we are optimistic about the weather))
Change of clothing
Money to share gas expenses with your driver (if you are a passenger) and $5 contribution for participation in this event. Gas money: generally, $5 per each hour of driving.
A sense of humour and eagerness for adventure!
Please be aware that FUNtastic Hikes & Epic Adventures Meetup is not a professional organization and although the organizers make every effort to ensure the safety of event participants, the volunteers leading events are not professional guides. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Come prepared with maps, GPS and/or some knowledge about the trip planned. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability, each one of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. The host of the event is not responsible for any loss, damage, expense or injury which may arise from participation in the Meetup event.