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Trip Information
Name: Mt Laughington (changed from Flora Peak)
Starts: Sat Feb 04, 2017
Meetup: Chevron Gas Station on Boundary Road & Dominion Street at 6:05am
Return: Sat Feb 04, 2017

Registration opens: Tue Jan 31, 2017
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Paul Schrimpf
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Trip Planning Questions

Can you drive? How many passengers can you take? Do you have winter tires and chains?

What Avalanche training have you taken? How practiced/capable are you at rescuing someone?

Are you an experienced or fairly new skier?

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Participant Information

Destination changed to Mt Laughington.


It's 10km and 1300m elevation gain from the usual parking spot to the peak. If it snows a lot overnight, we may not be able to drive along Foley Creek FSR and have to park on Chilliwack Lake Road instead. That would add 4 flat km.

Flora Peak is immediately north of Chilliwack Lake. The trailhead is just inside Chilliwack Park. The trail starts at fairly low elevation, so we may need to carry skis briefly, but hopefully not. Here's a webcam very close to the trailhead. It's only 5km to the peak, but with 1300m elevation gain.

People new to touring are welcome to join. The most challenging part of the trip is likely to be descending the lower portion of the trail through the forest with marginal snow coverage.


Gear required: Avalanche gear (Transceiver, Probe, Shovel), AT, tele, or splitboard Equipment, Headlamp suitable for skiing.

Welcome additional gear: GPS, PLB, camera, first aid kit.

Recommended carpooling cost:  approx. $15 per passenger; please arrange with driver; bring funds.

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