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Trip Information
Name: Golden Ears Scramble
Starts: Sat Jul 22, 2017
Meetup: 2160 Hawkins Street, Port Coquitlam (Starbucks)
Return: Sat Jul 22, 2017

Registration opens: Fri Jul 21, 2017
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: C2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Maria Masiar
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Trip Planning Questions

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Trip Stats
Cumulative Gain: 1750m
Difficulty: Moderate
Ascent: 5-7hrs + 4 return = 9-12hr day
Distance: 23km

Golden Ears Scramble
This is a safe scramble even if it's rainy. The trail goes through the forest for about 10km and the last 1.5km top out is on rock and some snow fields. A small emergency shelter before the summit will be a good place to have a quick tea/snack and move along. This trip is a fall back plan to the Sky Pilot trip which is rescheduled due to weather to July 29th.

We will likely get few views as it does call for rain and the summit will likely be in the clouds but it's a good excuse to get outside and practice, get your exercise, and enjoy some good company. We might even throw in some ice axe self arrest practice.

Trip Report & Pics

Ice Axe
Extra clothes to keep you dry and warm (gloves, hat, waterproof boots, extra socks)

Meet Up:
Let's meet at the Port Coquitlam Super Center off of Lougheed and the Mary Hill ByPass. There's a Starbucks at the mall where we can convene (2160 Hawkins Street, Port Coquitlam) - 7am.

We shall then convoy to the trail head at West Canyon Trail. Parking is $5 and there is a gate (7am to 10pm) which will ideally start us hiking at 8am.

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