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Trip Information
Name: Crawford Peak, Watersprite Lake area
Starts: Thu Apr 19, 2018
Meetup: St David's church parking lot at Highway 1 and Taylor Way in West Vancouver at 6 AM
Return: Thu Apr 19, 2018

Registration opens: Tue Apr 17, 2018
Event category: Backcountry Skiing
Difficulty grade: C3  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Paul Kubik
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Trip Planning Questions

Are you up for the physical demands of the trip? Is your ski equipment in good repair and functioning properly, i.e. your skins have decent glue, your bindings and boots are in good shape? Have you got 4WD vehicle? How many passengers can you take?

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Participant Information

Drive to Watersprite Lake winter route. Ski to Watersprite Lake. Cross pass at head of lake basin, drop into headwaters of Crawford Creek and ski up the south side to Crawford Peak. Ski down the north glacier on Crawford into Skookum Creek east fork (Paranoid Creek on bivouac.com). Ski down the east fork. Climb up to Skullhead Pass then down to the summer trail. Down summer trail to the dam. Back along the dam road to the winter trailhead. We will also check out a potential hut site on the south side of Crawford Peak. It will be possible for people to take an extended rest stop when Bill and I check out the site.

It will be a long day with 2000 meters of elevation gain. Round trip distance will be about 25 km. You will need to be physically fit. A headlamp is required. We won't be traveling at a breakneck speed. Rather, it will be steady climbing and skiing. Lots of time for rest breaks and photography.

Sorry, snowboards are not suitable for this trip.

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