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Trip Information
Name: Flora Peak
Starts: Sun Mar 04, 2018
Meetup: Chevron Gas Station on Boundary Road & Dominion Street at 6:30am
Return: Sun Mar 04, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Feb 27, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: B3  [?]
For members only: No
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?

If we haven't skied together before:

What Avalanche training have you taken? How recently have you practiced?

What are some recent ski tours that you've been on?

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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.

Map. Note that the intended route leaves the summer trail at treeline and follows the SW ridge to the summit.

People confident in their downhill skiing ability, but newish 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.

If the avalanche hazard is too high, we can try going to Church Mountain and Liumchen Lake instead. This would be similar elevation gain, but twice the distance. There may be sledders on the logging roads, but the lake and surrounding ridges are in an ecological reserve.

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. $20 per passenger; please arrange with driver; bring funds.

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