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Name: Taylor Meadows (Garibaldi Lake) - beginners welcome
Starts: Sat Nov 30, 2013
Meetup: 7AM at St. David's Church parking lot
Return: Sat Nov 30, 2013

Registration opens: Thu Nov 14, 2013
Event category: Snowshoeing
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Paul Olynek
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Trip Planning Questions

Can you drive to the Garibaldi Lake parking lot?

Do you need a lift to the meeting place... and from where?

Have you done this route or something similar before?

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A lot of switchback hiking through the forest followed by a beautiful snowshoe across Taylor Meadows past Black Tusk and toward Panorama Ridge.  Turnaround point will depend on the time to ensure we're back at the parking lot by 4:30pm.  The pace will be moderately easy... several short breaks for snacks and photos.

For those new to snowshoeing, please review this online video on Snowshoeing Basics:


We'll meet at St. David's Church parking lot (Taylor Way and Hwy #1) at 7am and leave there at 7:15am sharp so we can get the most of the available daylight.  I'll send out an email on Thursday to mention weather forecast and any other details I think important at that time.  The current plan is that we'll probably reach Taylor Meadows, top of the switchback trail, about 11-11:30am then we'll take a short break for food, water and to put on our snowshoes.  Then we'll travel into the meadows aiming to be back at the 'start' of our exploration at 2:30pm so we can descend back down the switchback trail at 3pm and reach the parking lot about 4:30-5pm.  There is a reasonable chance that we will be in the dark for part of the switchback trail so please bring a bright headlamp (new batteries).  Also bring several extra layers of active-wear clothing... when the sun goes down we'll probably feel a noticeable drop in temperature.

Here's a link to Top 10 Tips for First-Time Snowshoers

Shared transportation cost to & from Garibaldi Lake Road
(182 km round trip, driver not included in "Passengers")
Estimated: $ 48
  Two Passengers: $ 24 each ($ 48/2)
  Three Passengers: $ 16 each ($ 48/3)
  Four Passengers: $ 12 each ($ 48/4)

Here's a link to the club's policy for driver compensation:  https://bcmc.ca/club_driver_guidelines.php 

I'm looking forward to a fun day in the snow :-) 
-- Paul

Note: there is an AST-1 Course for Snowshoers on the BCMC schedule for the weekend of Dec 28/29th.

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