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Name: Hollyburn Evening Hike (Beginner Friendly)
Starts: Wed Feb 08, 2017
Meetup: Cypress Cross Country Lot, Backcountry trailhead, 6:30pm
Return: Wed Feb 08, 2017

Registration opens: Mon Feb 06, 2017
Event category: Snowshoeing
Difficulty grade: A2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 6

Organizer: Bill Maurer
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Be sure to bring your headlamp and some spare batteries! If there's fresh snow we'll use snowshoes, otherwise microspikes.

We did this trip regularly last winter and it was a lot of fun and a great workout. This event is cross posted with the BCOA meetup group.

I plan for this to take us two to two and a half hours, perhaps a bit longer. I have included the hike description below. We may or may not go all the way to the summit, depending on the conditions and the group. Hopefully it will be a clear night and we will get some great views of the city lights.

Hike description from vancouvertrails.com

Hollyburn Mountain (Winter Route)

An extremely popular snowshoe route to the summit of Hollyburn Mountain.


Total Distance: 6.0 km (return)
Estimated Time: 3 hours
Average Grade: 14.3%
Structure: Linear - Return
Elevation Gain: 430 m
Start Elevation: 900 m
Max Elevation: 1330 m


From the city of Vancouver, cross either the Lions Gate Bridge or the Ironworker's Memorial (Second Narrows) Bridge. Follow Highway #1/#99 west to exit #8, signed as "Cypress". Follow Cypress Bowl Road north as it winds it's way up the mountain to the ski hill area. Turn right after entering the ski hill area and follow signs for the cross-country ski and toboggan (sledding) area. Parking is free during the winter months.

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