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Trip Information
Name: Keg peak hike
Starts: Sat Nov 10, 2018
Meetup: St David's at 6:00am
Return: Sat Nov 10, 2018

Registration opens: Thu Nov 08, 2018
Event category: Hiking
Difficulty grade: C1/2  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Paul Schrimpf
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Trip Planning Questions

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We'll try to hike this loop. It's about 15.5 km with 1000m of elevation gain. I have not traveled this route before. Portions of it are off-trail, so be prepared for possible bushwhacking, route-finding, scrambling, and other obstacles.

There will be some snow. A recent post on bivouac says, "Snowline was about 1550m elevation with upwards of 2 feet of fresh snow above 1800m elevation - a slog in boots to reach the ridgeline north of Cypress Peak." A separate post from Nov 4th reports snow to mid-calf near Brew hut (1650m).

Gear required: Headlamp, adequate traction (some combination of poles, micro-spikes, ice-axe, or crampons). 

Possible additional gear: snowshoes, avalanche gear. My preference is to not take snowshoes and just turn around if the snow gets to be too much, but I could be persuaded otherwise. We can discuss on the planning forum. If there's enough snow to need snowshoes, then there's enough for avalanches, so bring you beacon, shovel, & probe along with snowshoes.

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