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Trip Information
Name: Snowshoe or Skin Iago Peak
Starts: Sat Mar 17, 2018
Meetup: 7am Chevron Station 3030 Boundary Rd or 7:30am 933 Tupper Ave Coquitlam
Return: Sat Mar 17, 2018

Registration opens: Thu Mar 15, 2018
Event category: Snowshoeing
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Michelle Roy
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Trip Planning Questions

1. Will you be on snowshoes, skis or splitboard?

2. What's your backcountry ski/snowshoe experience?

3. What avalanche training do you have?

4. Which meeting location will you be at?

5. If you have a vehicle with winter tires can you be a driver (and if so how many can you take)?

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Participant Information

The route (an old road) starts at the Zopkios pull-out on the Coquihalla and heads to the saddle between Zupjok and Iago into the meadows and then up a steep sub-alpine ridge. From up top we'll savor some lunch, some views and for those on skis perhaps a couple turns. We'll likely bypass Ottomite or else use it as an ottoman.

I'll be on snowshoes this trip. If you're a beginner backcountry skier this is a good opportunity to either comfortably check out this route on snowshoes or to ski another destination that is rated the same difficulty as Zoa or Needle in the Baldwin guidebook.

The pace will be an easy going moderate-moderate pace. 

GPS tracks are available and I've been to the meadows junction previously but some route finding may be needed. 

https://www.livetrails.com/trails/Iago-summit-23400.html

https://www.wikiloc.com/snowshoeing-trails/iago-summit-4048571

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Rating: The Baldwin guide has it classed as difficulty level 2 (Zoa, Needle and Hollyburn are all listed as level 2). 

Stats: 12km, 600m elevation gain, 5-6hrs 

Needed: Your avalanche safety gear (shovel, beacon and probe) and AST, snowshoes and spikes or backcountry ski/skin/splitboard set up, poles, the 10 essentials including a headlamp, food and water for the day. 

Driver compensation: estimated at ~$25 per passenger based on 4 people per vehicle based on compensation guidelines.

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